Wait no more: First ever BMW M3 Touring officially out

On the eve of its first public broadcast at the Luas Goodwood Luas Festival this weekend, BMW is officially covering the new M3 Touring.

The first ever M3 estate in the manufacturer’s 36-year history, and the first BMW M station wagon since the E60 M5 V10 went powered twelve years ago, the M3 Tour end of almost two years of speculative reporting, heatersand release preview images since the August 2020 announcement.

With the completion of the M3 and M4 lines, BMW is the competitor for the Audi RS4 Avant Driver and the income four-cylinder, Mercedes-AMG C63 electrified the Competition uses M3 as a base, which means the standard inclusion of the xDrive all-wheel drive system, the eight-speed Steptronic gearbox with no manual selection and outputs of 375kW / 650Nm from the direct-six turbocharged S58 3.0-liter S58 engine.

Two years after being confirmed, the M3 Touring officially serves as the fastest, most practical Series 3 ever made.

Equipped with the standard Active M differential, as well as M-Adaptive suspension, M steering and M-forged light alloy wheels measuring 19-inches at the front and 20-inches at the rear, the M3 Touring will range from 0- 100 km / u in 3.6 seconds and reached a maximum top speed of 250 km / h.

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Able to get from 0-200 km / h 12.9 seconds, the Tour, like the M3 and M4 Competitionspecified with the optional M Driver Package which increases the limited V-max to 280 km / h.

Apart from its obvious difference in body style from the Sedan and the M4, the Touring M3 has been extensively modified from the Standard 3 Series Touring in that it is 76 mm wider (1 903 mm) and 85 mm longer (4 794 mm), leaving the wheel base unchanged.

BMW M3 Touring Unveiled
The starting space is from 500-liters to 1 510-liters.

Its height dropped four millimeters to 1 436 mm, not only does the M3 Touring feature the much-debated kidney grids at the front, but also the LED or optional LED Laserlight headlights, black chrome diffuser at the rear and polished black roof . spoiler.

Beneath its now practical skin, the Tour has the aluminum subframe M, a five-link rear axle made specifically for it, a wishbone, ball joints and torque arms made of aluminum, extra bracing at the bottom of the middle body and exhaust M. system with quad-exhaust outlets.

The stopping power comes courtesy of the M Compound braking system which includes a six piston caliper arrangement at the front and a single floating rear arrangement.

BMW M3 Touring Unveiled
Curved Show a standard feature of the interior

Together with the M3 Competition and Competition M4, the Touring M3 can be outfitted with the M carbon ceramic brakes as an option.

Inside, the M3 Touring is the latest model for the Curved Display to roll out on the M3 Sedan, M4 and 2 Series Coupe from next month.

Composed of the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and the new 14.9-inch iDrive infotainment system with over-the-air updates, the 8.0 operating system and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, however, the Tour has some unique models. baint.

BMW M3 Touring Unveiled
M Carbon bucket seats are available as an option.

These include M readout and graphics within the Curved Display, the full heated M steering wheel with carbon fiber inlay and red mode M buttons, the heated and cooled M Sport standard or optional M Carbon bucket seats, three- zone, ambient lighting. and Harman Kardon’s optional sound system.

For its maximum position, practically the M3 Touring boot can accommodate 500-liter luggage with the rear seats upright, or 1 510-liter with the 40/20/40 split rear seat folded down.

Available to order from September and production to start two months later, the M3 Touring is out of order for South Africa and there are no plans to offer it from 2023 onwards.

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