Such is the case with the new F30 platform BMW 3-Series wagon. Based on the 2012 BMW 3-Series sedan revealed last week, the wagon (or Touring model, in BMW-speak) will be launched in global markets alongside a coupe and convertible version.
There seemed to be some doubt as to whether or not BMW would sell the new 3-Series Touring models in the United States. Autoblog, citing sources within BMW, reports that we will see the new F30 platform wagon in the United States, but only after the model’s debut in Europe.
In terms of a timeline, you can expect to see the 2012 BMW 3-Series sedan first, followed by the new wagon and coupe / convertible variants in late 2013 (likely as 2014 models). In the mean time, the current E90/E92 coupe and wagon will remain in BMW’s catalog, likely as the 2012 BMW 3-Series Coupe and the 2012 BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon.