BMW's 3 Series wagon is saying good-bye to Canada next year

Photos leaked mid-June of the wagon variant of the new BMW 3 Series, a good-looking Touring model that unfortunately won't be headed for Canadian shores. Yes, the 2019 model year will mark your last chance to get a 3 Series station wagon here for a while, apparently.
Der 3
has always been a worldwide staple for the brand, even in the face of ever-increasing SUV and crossover sales threatening sedans.
And while spy pics of the new 3 Series Touring have been floating around the internet for a while, they've always shown a wagon draped in several iterations of camouflage.
These images, posted by a member of Germancarforum
, are allegedly the 'first pictures G21'. Given what we've already seen, they're surely not too far off the real thing.
If accurate, the 3 Series Touring will be a bit of a looker. Its front end mimics that of the sedan, with angry headlights and a hood cutline that mercifully vanished during the redesign. The side looks familiar, too, at least until one get to the C-pillar.
It might just be our jaundiced eyes, but that wagon liftback glass looks a lot more steeply raked than the old 3er wagon. Combined with taillights seemingly lifted part-and-parcel from the sedan, this is one car we hate to see go but love to watch leave. Twin sewer-cannon exhaust tips look righteous, too.
We emailed the folks at BMW Canada, who confirmed our suspicions this über
-wagon won't be coming to our country. 'The BMW 3 Series Touring, currently on sale as a model year 2019,' said Rob Dexter of corporate communications, 'will not be part of the 2020 BMW 3 Series lineup in Canada.'
The decision is understandable, as the Touring likely makes up a very small slice of the sales pie in this country.
If you're looking for a new Drei
– German for “three” – Series Touring, then, best get yourself down to a BMW dealer before the 2019s vanish.

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