The sixth generation is coming
BMW M3 Touring: the practical madness of power
For the first time, BMW is offering the 3 Series Touring as an M3. Visual features: more flared wheel arches and ventilation gills. Drive is the well-known three-liter straight-six with 510 hp. The BMW M3 Touring will be available from September for just under 100,000 euros.
From September, BMW will offer its sixth-generation M3 as a Touring station wagon version for the first time at a price of around 98,000 euros. Visual features include flatter wheel arches on the widened rear axle, ventilation gills on the front fenders and a rear diffuser with four tailpipes.
The model comes standard with 19-inch wheels in the front and 20-inch wheels in the rear. Inside there are two large displays with M-specific content, carbon bucket seats can be ordered as an option.
From 0 to 100 km / h in 3.6 seconds
Traction is ensured by a three-liter in-line six-cylinder engine with 510 hp and 650 Nm of torque which, in combination with an eight-speed automatic transmission, accelerates all-wheel drive from zero by 1.9 tons to 100 km / h in 3.6 seconds and at a maximum of 280 km / h.
The all-wheel drive system is heavy at the rear. In addition to the standard 4WD mode, the driver can alternatively choose between 4WD Sport or 2WD. Combined with ESP off, the latter setting is intended to maximize the station wagon’s ability to drift with a 1510-liter boot.
Even before its official debut, the BMW M3 Touring made headlines just days ago when it set a record on the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife. He completed his lap in 7 minutes and 35,060 seconds. It was about 10 seconds faster than the previous record holder, the Mercedes-AMG E63 S. While driving, the BMW M3 Touring still had camouflage cover.
According to BMW’s official announcement, the first M3 Touring will make its debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. There, “BMW’s legendary motorsports department is celebrating its five decades of success” – its 50th anniversary.
The BMW M3 Touring can be ordered from September, with the first deliveries to follow in December.