BMW has prolonged its three Sequence line-up with an property model – the 2020 BMW three Sequence Touring. The brand new mannequin has made its international debut on the automaker’s NextGen Occasion in Munich, Germany and is predicated on the seventh technology three Sequence sedan that debuted final yr. Whereas the three Sequence is slated for launch in India later this yr, the sixth technology of the three Sequence Touring will likely be restricted to markets like Europe, North America, Australia, and components of Asia the place the bodystyle is widespread. The three Sequence Touring first entered the market 32 years in the past and is likely one of the latest fashions to be constructed on the CLAR archiecture.
The G21 (inner codename) BMW three Sequence Touring is bigger than its predecessor, 80 mm longer and 20 mm wider as properly. The wheelbase has been prolonged too by 40 mm over the older mannequin for improved cabin area and cargo capability. By way of look, the brand new three Sequence Touring replicates the design language on the sedan full with the Eight Sequence impressed kidney grille, full LED headlamps with laser lights obtainable as an choice. You get the brand new LED fog lamps as properly on the property. As well as, there roof rails and aluminium covers for the B and C pillars in addition to aluminium strips for the facet window seals. On the rear, the brand new three Sequence Touring will get new wraparound LED taillights and new double-edged exhaust pipes that additional intensify the design.
Inside, the 2020 BMW three Sequence Touring boasts of a well-known format as its booted sibling, and upgrades have been vital when it comes to area with higher legroom within the second row and enhanced headroom and shoulder room as properly. The second row additionally has a provision for 3 little one seats, two of which will be locked with ISOFIX connections. The brand new three Sequence Touring additionally comes with automated tailgate actuation for extra handy entry. The rear window can be bigger than earlier than and will be opened individually.
The brand new BMW three Sequence Touring presents as much as a wholesome 1510 litres of cargo area with the rear seats folded down, whereas a lowered load ground will make it simple to maintain baggage within the boot. If there’s nonetheless an area constraint, BMW can be providing an electrically extendable trailer hitch for towing extra items.
The 2020 three Sequence Touring will likely be offered in Europe, North America, New Zealand, Australia & components of Asia
Powertrain on the 2020 BMW three Sequence Touring embody the two.Zero-litre and three.Zero-litre turbo petrol and diesel engine choices, all of which adjust to the Euro 6d-TEMP emission norms for Europe. There will likely be plug-in hybrid model as properly a while subsequent yr. The highest-of-the-line M340i xDrive is powered by the three.Zero-litre six-cylinder turbo petrol engine and belts out 369 bhp. All engines are paired with the Eight-speed Steptronic transmission as normal.
As well as, BMW says the brand new three Touring is about 25 per cent extra inflexible than the older mannequin that aids in dealing with, whereas the centre of gravity can be decrease with a 50:50 balanced axle load distribution. With all of the modifications, and naturally, the brand new platform, the property is about 10 kg lighter than the model it replaces. Moreover, the M340i xDrive provides an M sports activities suspension and a variable sports activities steering, in addition to an M sports activities differential to additional improve the efficiency. There’s additionally an Adaptive M suspension system with electronically managed dampers obtainable as an choice.
BMW has produced over 1.7 million items of the three Sequence Touring since inception, with 500,000 items being of the earlier technology mannequin alone. Whereas BMW India won’t deliver this mannequin to the nation sooner or later, it may contemplate the M model for our market and a worthy rival to the Audi RS5 Avant.