BMW M is affable up a aggregate that’s abiding to accomplish admirers salivate: an M3 wagon.
After acknowledging beforehand in August that an M3 Touring was in the works, the aboriginal prototypes accept now been spotted out and about abreast the M division’s address alfresco of Munich, Germany. The agent is accompanying to a new bearing of the M3 auto set for a admission after in September.
Touring is the name BMW uses for wagons alfresco the United States, and the new M3 Touring will be the aboriginal time the M3 has spawned the longroof option. There has been an M5 Touring in the past, however.
But afore anyone in the U.S. opens their wallets, BMW agent Oleg Satanovsky told Motor Authority “there are no affairs to acceptation this agent to the U.S.” The 3-Series wagon was discontinued in the U.S. in 2019.
The latest hot wagon action should’ve absorbed BMW to accompany the M3 Touring to the U.S., as Audi has assuredly brought the RS 6 Avant (Audi allege for wagon) to bounded showrooms for the 2020 archetypal year. Mercedes-AMG offers an E63 S Wagon in the U.S. as well. But sadly, it didn’t. Sorry, America.
The M3 Touring would be abate than both, but it would’ve apparently attenuate their $100,000-plus amount tags. Elsewhere, it will attempt anon with the Audi RS 4 Avant and Mercedes-AMG C63 Wagon (nee Estate).
2021 BMW M3 spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
Expect the BMW M3 Touring to affection the aforementioned specs as the accessible M3 sedan, which will admission in Sept. alongside a new bearing of the M4 coupe. An M4 Convertible will chase in 2021. BMW said the M3 Touring is in the aboriginal date of a two-year development process, so it ability not go on auction until 2022.
Power will appear from a 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-6 code-named S58 (the aforementioned agent is in the 2020 BMW X3 and X4 M). For the M3 sedan, the agent will bear 473 application in the accepted guise and 503 hp in M3 Competition guise. The accepted M3 will appear with a chiral manual and rear-wheel drive, while the M3 Competition will appear with an automated and the advantage of all-wheel drive (though not at launch). It’s cryptic what the plan is for the M3 Touring.
Interestingly, BMW came abutting to ablution an M3 Touring two decades ago as allotment of the third-generation M3 range. A ancestor was congenital but never accustomed for production.