BMW Brings Its Wagons to China

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Either BMW read the hallowed pages of CCT and realized that we must be right about a severe lack of wagons in the Chinese market, or perhaps they have a very good product development team that are continually raking the BMW product portfolio for something the Chinese consumers might be interested in. Perhaps both, but we prefer the former idea.

BMW has so far introduced the 5-Series wagon into China to a muted success – the 5-series wagon is selling but is obviously outstripped by the X3 and X5 SUV offerings as well as having competition from the 5-GT. The 3-Series wagon was introduced today in Chengdu where pricing was announced from 390,000RMB for the base 2.0T rising to just over 560,000RMB for the 328 with an M performance package. Not entirely bad for an imported model, the domestically made stretched wheelbase 3-series is in the same price range with the same power options.

Strangely enough, the 3-Series GT starts at 440,500 for the same 2.0T powered engine. Would you rather have a wagon or a GT?



About the author  ⁄ FrankF

Frank entered the automotive industry via his father's instructions. He grew up with cars around him, especially as his father was a major auto restorer, Frank's childhood was spent passing beers, tools and coffee to his father whilst he explained the ins and outs of engines. Frank now works in the Chinese car industry at a specific manufacturer.

One Comment

  • Gerald
    September 2, 2013

    I would rather have the wagon, but the price is too steep – this is quite a bit more than the 3-series sedan (domestic and imported). However, it is more reasonably priced than the A4 All-road.

    That said if you are looking to buy a premium wagon in China, the 2014 Volvo V60 is worth a close look

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