Over the years, we’ve seen an M3 Touring concept, countless fan made renders and even some – awesome – custom made real life creations. But, next month, a BMW made M3 Touring will officially be a thing and we couldn’t be more excited. Here’s everything that we know so far.
BMW have confirmed that there will be a six-cylinder M TwinPower turbo engine up front, so we can expect it to be the same/similar to the 500bhp 3.0-litre engine that they plan to add to the new M3 and M4. What we don’t know, however, is whether the M3 Touring will be limited to just an auto gearbox or whether they’ll also create a manual option (like the planned M3 Saloon).
As of yet, there’s no word whether all of that power will be fed to the back wheels or whether it’ll go the same way as the M5 and offer 4WD. Externally, you can expect M Division tuned suspension and chassis tuning and, as you can see from the images, aggressive styling.
In their press release, BMW spoke of their fascination with adding a touring variant to the M3 range but how they’d never quite managed to bring it to fruition – despite creating the stunning M3 Touring Concept almost exactly 20 years ago. This time, however, it’s no dream, the M3 Touring is really happening.
BMW say that they’ll be officially unveiling the M3 Touring next month (alongside the new M4 Coupe) but that we can expect the actual car to arrive in 2022. At the moment, the car is very much in early development, with dates booked for development time at the infamous Nürburgring later down the line.
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