• The first-ever BMW M3 Touring has been unveiled

It's the first estate version of the M3 and will be showcased at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022

BMW has unveiled the new M3 Touring globally and this is the first M3 Touring car ever made by the marque. This unveiling is part of BMW M’s 50 year anniversary celebration The new super station wagon will be showcased at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 23, 2022, while orders will be taken from September 2022 followed by a market launch in November, 2022.  

BMW did build a one-off touring version of the legendary E46 M3 in 2000 and never revealed its existence till 2016. But, this particular M3 Touring is the first time the 3-series estate has gotten a full-fledged M variant. 

The M3 Touring gets those elongated vertical kidney grilles from the M3 at the front along with an aggressive front bumper. It also gets a new body kit with huge flared wheel arches. The rear gets extensive changes with a large diffuser along with an M-specific sporty exhaust system. Other design features include large side air intakes, extended side skirts and the roof finished in black high-gloss as standard. 

Inside, the M3 Touring gets the BMW Curved Display as standard, which is made up of a 12.3-inch information display and a control display with a screen diagonal of 14.9 inches. It also gets electrically adjustable M Sport seats with memory function,seat heating function and is finished in Merino leather trim as standard. Since it's a performance estate, with estate being the keyword, the boot space is 500 litres which can be expanded to 1,510 litres when the rear seats are folded down. 

Powering it is a 3.0-litre, twin-turbocharged in-line, six-cylinder engine producing 517PS and 650Nm. That means the M-powered estate can boast 0-100kmph and 0-200kmph times of 3.6 seconds and 12.9 seconds. The power is channelled to all the four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission system. The M3 Touring also comes loaded with driving stability systems like CBC (Cornering Brake Control), DBC (Dynamic Brake Control), integrated wheel slip limitation and an active M differential. 

When launched, it is expected to challenge the likes of the Ford Focus Estate, Skoda Superb Estate and the Alpina B3 Touring. 

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