This is one time the Car Gods have listened, so we think M-car fans should slay a few tyres to appease them and thank them. In this strange world where people have been opting for SUVs over wagons/estates/avants/tourings, it’s amazing to see an automaker not only go against the norm and create an all-new touring model that’s not all about the commute and luggage space but rather performance and showing other automakers exactly how it should be done. The all-new BMW M3 Touring joins the sedan, coupe and convertible to give passionate M owners the option of a large and spacious people carrier with amazing performance without having to look outside of the brand. While the wagon will have its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June 2022, production will only officially start in November, presumably to give all the M-car fanbois more time to place orders and so they can properly gauge interest in the model.
The BMW M3 Touring is lathered in BMW M design cues, there’s simply no mistaking this longroof for any other model designation unless you’re due for an eye test and some corrective glasses. That recently-controversial-but-not-so-much-anymore oversized BMW kidney grille is in play along with large side air intakes, flared wheel arches, extended side skirts together with the add-ons for the front and rear aprons combine to create a high-gloss Black band around the whole car - which is pretty nice to look at it must be said. The rear sees the exhausts in a normal 4-pipe configuration, likely due to the hatch rear. All models will have a high-gloss black roof, and the OEM roof rails and the model-specific Gurney air-directing flap on the roof spoiler share this paint. Oddly, you can have the roof in the body colour as an optional extra in a reversal of the norm. All those cool gloss black bits can also be had in carbon fibre as an option. Anyone who orders a BMW M3 Touring without the black roof and carbon pack needs to sell all their motoring gear and start cycling.
The BMW M3 Touring has that sublime twin-turbocharged inline-six that kicks out 375 kW (510 hp) with 650 Nm of torque and it features that M-specific exhaust system that has those electrically controlled flaps so you can annoy the neighbours or scare the life out of them, your choice. This setup is mated to an 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic and the power is directed to all four corners of the car via the M xDrive all-wheel-drive system and the Active M Differential at the rear. This sizeable longroof is, as a result, capable of hitting the 100 km/h performance benchmark in a mere 3.6-seconds, 0 - 200 km/h in just 12.9-seconds and can run on to a top speed of an electronically limited top speed from 250 km/h (155 mph) or 280 km/h (174 mph) with the appropriate optional speed package. That’s all the stuff you need to know, but the rest of the car is equally impressive, the cabin sees fitment of some amazing sports seats, all the tech and luxury you could ever want and that all-important M-styling.
Take a look at the YouTube video that plays on your emotions while introducing the all-new, and first-ever M-car in a wagon variant - the M3 Touring - all the performance and more space than Elon Must dream about: THE M3 TOURING. A DREAM COME TRUE.| BMW M
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