Who needs a crossover? The 3 Series estate offers just as much utility.

BMW just unveiled the latest generation of the 3 Series at the Paris Motor Show. Now, a design registration with Brazil's Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial provides an early reveal of the estate variant. The images offer a complete look at the long-roof version's exterior.

The estate features the same overall design aesthetic as the saloon, including the new, sharp-edged headlights. The differences are all behind the B-pillar where the designers extend the roof and enlarge the size of side window at the back. The top still has a slight downward arch to maintain a sporty silhouette. L-shaped taillights adorn the back, and there's a small spoiler at the rear tip of the roof.

 

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BMW Série 3 Touring 2019 - Patente

The design registration images don't show the interior, but it's likely identical to the saloon. For the new generation, BMW incorporates the options of a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.3-inch infotainment display on the centre stack. The console is available with an attractive finish that looks like metallic mesh.

BMW Série 3 Touring 2019 - Patente

The 3 Series estate would share the saloon's engine options. In Europe, the options are the 318d with 148 bhp, 320d with 188 bhp, 330d with 262 bhp, 181-bhp 320i, and 255-bhp 330i. In the United States the M340i joins the lineup soon after the vehicle's introduction with 382 bhp. The 330e plug-in hybrid will arrive for the 2020 model year.

BMW Série 3 Touring 2019 - Patente
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