June 22, 2022 By Gerard Jude Castillo

The BMW M3 now comes in cool Touring guise

The BMW M3 has always been known as a two-door coupe ever since it was introduced in the 1980s. It was only lately that the German carmaker gave the world a four-door sedan bearing the M badge to play with. Now, however, fans of the M3 can get it in family-friendly wagon form. Enter the BMW M3 Touring.

Yes, the M3 is now available in an uber cool wagon. While it may look like your standard issue 3-series wagon with M-specific body kits and aerodynamic bits, this one is longer by roughly 3 inches and sits lower to the ground. These changes allow engineers to put in an M-specific rear axle, as well as help the car handle better.

Apart from this, additional bracing has been put in place in the rear section to make up for that open space behind the rear seats. Speaking of additional cargo room, this can easily be accessed via a rear window that can open separately from the actual hatch. 

The cabin is likewise exclusive to the M3 wagon as it features its own curved display with a 12.3-inch instrument cluster and 14.9-inch infotainment display that now runs on BMW’s iDrive 8 operating system.

While all of these are great for families, the heart of the matter is what’s under the hood. This is where  a 3.0-liter turbo inline-6 resides, making 503bhp. Mated to an 8-speed M Steptronic transmission and xDrive all-wheel  drive, it can rocket the M3 Touring from 0-100km/h in 3.6 seconds and reach 280km/h when fitted with the M Driver’s Package. All these are hooked up to a chassis with the usual M bits like staggered wheels size 19-inches up front and 20s at the rear.

Targeted at family men who need the space of a wagon yet still crave for fun behind the wheel, the M3 Touring is the long-awaited realization of offering BMW’s motorsport heritage for every member of the family. 

Byers can order the new BMW M3 Touring beginning in September. Deliveries will start in December, just in time for Christmas. 

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