In 2020, BMW announced its intentions to expand the 3 Series lineup with a station wagon – the BMW M3 Touring. Since that time, the manufacturer has distributed several official teasers of the future novelty, based on which, independent designers of the motor.es portal. presented what the model might look like.
The manufacturer published the first teaser picture of the car back in August 2020, at the same time there was an official confirmation from BMW that the “five-door” version would indeed appear in the family. This image shows only a part of the stern and the left sidewall of the station wagon receding into the shadows, the taillights with stoplights in the form of boomerangs are also visible, while the optics go from the body to the tailgate. In the lower part of the bumper, on both sides, there are twin round exhaust pipes.
At the end of last month, the German brand circulated a second teaser shot of the car: this time the whole car, or rather a disguised prototype, was in the frame. The manufacturer once again showed the rear and profile of the BMW M3 Touring. Compared to the first photo, here you can see the large spoiler located on the upper part of the tailgate, as well as the front fender and wheels.
At the same time, there is no official data on the design of the front part of the body yet. It was assumed that it will be unified with the sports sedan BMW M3. Judging by fresh spy shots of the prototype, the M3 Touring station wagon can get a “front end” with a radiator grill in the form of huge branded “nostrils”.
The manufacturer previously said that the new “charged” station wagon will be equipped with a 6-cylinder engine of the M TwinPower Turbo family. According to preliminary data, the car will receive a 3.0-liter inline S58 biturbo engine (like the current M3 and M4). In a sedan, the power output of such a unit reaches 510 hp. The kit will most likely offer an 8-speed “automatic”, while it is possible that they will also offer a 6-speed “mechanics”.
According to the source, the presentation of the BMW M3 Touring will take place in the summer of 2022, and the “charged” station wagon will go on sale in the spring of 2023.