Just like the new 7-Series, master amateur spy photographer Levy, caught a lightly camo’d version of the refreshed BMW 3-Series creeping around the Mojave. An image of a non-duct taped 2009 3-Series showed up on the web yesterday along with news that the 3-Series Wagon will be becoming the 335i Wagon. Meaning the diminutive people hauler will get the “300 hp” twin turbo I6 that the coupe, convertible and sedan have had for years. As a WRX wagon owner, this made me happy. But then reality set in — BMW refuses to the sell the 507 hp M5 Touring (wagon) here in the States. Audi will not bring over their manic, 580+ hp twin-turbo V10 RS6 Avant, nor my dream car, the relatively humble 420 ho RS4 Avant. So, I shot off an email to our friends at BMW asking if the 335i Wagon would make it across the Atlantic. “There are no plans to offer our 300hp twin-turbo I-6 engine in the 3 Series Sport Wagon for the USA.” Rats, foiled again.
2009 BMW 335i Wagon: Not Coming To America
July 3, 2008 by Jonny Lieberman