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The Best Argument For A Wagon Revival
Each year the remaining air continues to wheeze out of America's longtime love affair with the station wagon
. The SUV and crossover have had their way with our sensibilities and there seems no reversing the course. This is sad, but wagons will survive in America, dammit. They always find a way to claw on, no matter how gleefully skeptics keep stepping on their fingers.
A premium wagon will always drive better than a premium SUV or crossover, and the fuel mileage figures will always be noticeably better. Space and comfort? Roughly equal. And nowadays if you want to stand out and be noticed for your incredible wealth of good taste, knowledge and sophistication, a me-too SUV or crossover cannot help you.
So what will we do if the day comes when the last station wagon is gone from U.S. roads? Cry like sissies?
Hell, no. We wagonites will either all move to Europe or hoard spare wagon parts for the coming automotive apocalypse and take impeccable care of our cherished many-windowed relics.
And so it's time to drive the latest BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon - called 3 Series Touring or T-Modell on the old continent - and, right off, we can shout that we love that BMW
sees fit to bring the new F31-generation 3 Series
wagon to North America... in around April of 2013. Whatever the wait, we'll take it. (Deliveries start in western Europe on September 22nd.) Luckily, the only trim available to test at this Germany drive event was the one that will also sell most in the U.S., the 328i sports wagon.Continue reading 2014 BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon
2014 BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon
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