After six generations of the BMW M3, an M3 Touring model is finally landing in Competition spec and xDrive all-wheel drive. Powered by the 3.0-liter twin-turbo straight-six, it produces a maximum output of 503 HP and 479 lb-feet of torque. Overall capacity is slightly less than the final M5 Touring but it’s wider with a loading capacity of 18 cu ft stretched to 53 cu ft.
The new wagon appears to stay true to the agility and performance of the M3 name, accelerating from 0 to 62mph in only 3.6 seconds. The optional M Driver’s Package takes things a step further and upgrades the electronically limited top speed from 155 mph to 174 mph.
Looking at the exteriors, we can see a frameless BMW kidney grille, huge side air intakes, expressive wheel arches, and extended side skirts. The roof, roof rails, and the Gurney air-directing flap are finished in Black high-gloss as standard. An M Carbon exterior package is also available.
The cabin welcomes passengers with the Curved Display and iDrive 8 infotainment. The driver has a fully digital screen grouping with a 12.3-inch information display and a 14.9-inch control display. Bringing in a comfortable ride are the M Sport seats in Merino leather trim. The rear seats are split into 40:20:40 sections, which can be folded down to increase load capacity.
Comfort-enhancing features come standard, with M Drive Professional, BMW Live Cockpit Plus, and BMW Maps navigation systems integrated into the vehicle. It also has various automated driving and parking solutions, including Park Distance Control, Speed Limit Display, and Front Collision Warning to name a few.
The wagon will be available in certain parts of the world and the US isn’t one of them. Ordering for drivers in Europe, the UK, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand starts in September, with production beginning in November.
2023 BMW M3 Touring debuts at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Head over to BMW for more information.