BMW introduces the first-even M3 Touring; full details revealed

BMW introduces the first-even M3 Touring; full details revealed

KUALA LUMPUR: The year 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the BMW M range and the German automaker has made the benchmark achievement loud and clear with several celebrations and new introductions. One such celebratory arrival is that of the first-ever BMW M3 Touring that comes with the goodness of the regular M4 and M3.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What engine powers the new M3 Touring?

    Powering the all-new M3 Touring is a 3.0-litre twin-turbo straight-six unit generating maximum power of 510 hp along with a peak torque of 650 Nm.
  • Which markets will benefit from the M3 Touring?

    The all-new M3 Touring will primarily target its biggest markets, i.e., the United Kingdom and Germany. It is also expected to arrive in other markets like South Korea, Belgium, Switzerland, Australia, Japan, and New Zealand.
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    BMW M3 Touring introduced

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    Let’s check out BMW M3 Touring specifications in detail -

    Engine: Powering the all-new M3 Touring is a 3.0-litre twin-turbo straight-six unit generating maximum power of 510 hp along with a peak torque of 650 Nm. Thus, offering owners the experience of a high-performance car and the practicality of an everyday commute.

    BMW M3 Touring details

    Transmission: The drive is sent to the wheels via an eight-speed M Steptronic gearbox with M xDrive all-wheel-drive system & Drivelogic.

    BMW M3 Touring gearbox

    Performance: The M3 Touring engine and transmission setup allow the car to complete the century sprint in only 3.6 seconds and hit the 200 kmph mark in 12.9 seconds. The car’s top speed is electronically-limited to 280 kmph with the optional M Driver’s Package.

    BMW M3 Touring performance

    Drive enhancing features: BMW has turned the first-ever M3 Touring with quite a few driving modes that are available with 4WD settings. In case the driver wants to enjoy some rear-wheels-only fun, it can be done by turning off the Dynamic Stability Control. Further enhancing the drive are stiffened rear axle and suspension that makes the drive as fun as the M3 Competition saloon.

    BMW M3 Touring design details

    Also, part of the dynamic driving experience kit is the fin-turned chassis, specific underfloor & boot bracing, adaptive damper, versatile-ratio steering, brake-by-wire system, ten-step traction control, and M Compound disc brake behind the 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels.

    BMW M3 Touring wheels

    Design: The brand new BMW M model stands on its own design merits thanks to the M-specific exterior bits. For instance, conventional full-length kidney grille, long roof with a divisive front end, wheel arches, trapezoidal headlights, vertical air curtain inlets, split centre air intake, diagonal side gills, muscular fenders, and heavily sculpted bonnet with faux vent divots.

    BMW M3 Touring rear design

    At the rear, the car gets a giant rectangular diffuser with quad tailpipes (optionally available in chrome), and a bespoke Gurney flap atop the tailgate spoiler.

    BMW M3 Touring interior

    Interior Features: The BMW M3 Touring showcases a welcoming cabin that comes equipped with several connectivities, comforting and convenience-enhancing features. Part of the kit is -

    • M steering wheel
    • Unique gear lever with Drivelogic switches
    • Red starter button
    • M Sport seats
    • New BMW Curved Display with a 12.3-inch instrument display
    • A 14.9-inch infotainment touchscreen paired with the latest
    • BMW Operating System 8

    BMW M3 Touring rear seat

    Cabin space: Wagons are nothing without ample cabin space, the M3 Touring for instance gets 500-litre of boot space that can be expanded to 1,510-litre when the rear seats are folded.

    BMW M3 Touring cabin space

    Booking details: BMW has opened the M3 Touring’s ordering books with the production scheduled to commence in November this year.

    BMW M3 Touring booking details

    The all-new M3 Touring will primarily target its biggest markets, i.e., the United Kingdom and Germany. It is also expected to arrive in other markets like South Korea, Belgium, Switzerland, Australia, Japan, and New Zealand.

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