The camouflage tape remains more a formality at this point since the F30 3 series sedan M Sport has already been revealed and the F31 touring will share the same front and rear bumpers/diffusers and sideskirts.
What's missing from this test car are the M Sport wheels and brakes.
The next 3 series touring / wagon is expected to make its debut at the AMI auto show in Leipzig in early June.
The F31 has been confirmed to be making a return to the North American market. In an interview we had at the 2012 NAIAS with Paul Ferraiolo, Manager, Product Planning & Strategy of BMWNA, he confirmed
to us that the next generation F31 3 series touring will once again make it stateside.
When will it hit the States? In our interview
from the 2012 NYIAS, we learned that the F31 will be available in the European market before it launches into North America. Only BMW knows how long the gap will be, but we don't expect it to be any longer than a few months. The F31 will launch to the European market in the Fall/Winter, so that will likely put the North American release at sometime during the first half of 2013.
For more information on the M Sport Package, see our F30 M Sport Guide