BMW M3 Touring: the sporty station wagon

This is a major first for BMW, the 3 Series Touring station wagon is offered in a high-performance BMW M3 Competition M. xDrive Touring version. This model uses the stylish elements of the M3 saloon with the front, two nice beans, tapered headlamp, large side air intakes, M gills on the side panel while in the back we see four tailpipes that mixed with back apron. , two on the left and two on the right. Whatever body color is chosen, the roof will be gloss black and roof bars will be installed with a spoiler on the back.

A supposed resemblance to the M3 sedan also lends itself to its 510 hp six -cylinder engine.

Under the cover is also the M3 sedan twin-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder unit. It produces 510 hp and maximum torque of 650 Nm. This engine is paired with an eight -speed M transmission with DriveLogic that allows three gear change modes to be controlled from the steering wheel using shift paddles. of speed. To get the best traction, the four-wheel drive is powered by M xDrive all-wheel drive in conjunction with an active M differential on the rear axle (in Sport mode you can deactivate the DSC to see- an yourself at the wheel of a propulsion). So that pleasure is the whole of the wheel, the exhaust is equipped with electrically controlled valves that create a pleasant sound and add pleasure to the senses.

Spoiler expanding roof, four exhaust pipes, bodybuilder body, wide wheels, the BMW M3 Competition M xDrive Touring has its beautiful sportiness.
Spoiler expanding roof, four exhaust pipes, bodybuilder body, wide wheels, the BMW M3 Competition M xDrive Touring has its beautiful sportiness.

Thanks to the 510 hp six-cylinder unit that powers it, the BMW M3 Competition M xDrive Touring station wagon can deliver top-level performance with 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, a speed of 200 km/h which reached 12.9 seconds. And if that’s not enough, using the M Experience Pack, the limited electronic top speed of 250 km / h is raised to 280 km / h. Of course, this kind of sport skill can be appreciated on the circuit or in sections of the German tracks that are not limited. To prove the effectiveness of the chassis and engine of this BMW M3 Touring, BMW made it to face the famous Nürburgring circuit and more precisely the north loop (Nordschleife) where the racing car broke the record for the station wagon category with a time of 7 ’35”060. That’s ten seconds lower than the previous record held by the Mercedes-AMG E63 S station wagon, which nonetheless shows 100 hp more!

First M3 break, this model has an efficient chassis and shows very high performance.
First M3 break, this model has an efficient chassis and shows very high performance.

This racing car comes standard with a double-jointed strut front axle and a five-link rear axle, SelectDrive M suspension with controlled electronic dampers and Servotronic M steering with variable assistance. To slow down the BMW M3 Competition M xDrive Touring station wagon with ease, there is a brake system with two settings for pedal feel and the optional M Carbon ceramic brakes option.

Firmly positioned with its 19-inch front wheels and 20-inch rear wheels, the BMW M3 Competition M xDrive Touring station wagon is ready to tackle all types of terrain.
Firmly positioned with its 19-inch front wheels and 20-inch rear wheels, the BMW M3 Competition M xDrive Touring station wagon is ready to tackle all types of terrain.

Aboard the BMW M3 Competition M xDrive Touring station wagon, the atmosphere is sporty. Especially if you choose the M Carbon bucket seats option. They feature Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CRFP) structural elements that reduce weight by 9.6kg compared to standard M Sport seats. The latter is heated and electrically adjusted with memory, the trimmings are on the Merino skin. Facing the driver, the curved BMW Curved Display is standard with a 12.3-inch instrument cluster and 14.9-inch infotainment screen. A glazed driver -inclined surface covers both screens. A HUD head-up display is also available as an option. The driver also has the right to direct access to the engine, chassis, braking system and M xDrive transmission adjustment options due to the M-specific control and operating system and can prioritize different driving modes. The M Mode button on the center console can also be used to adjust the reactions of the driving assistance systems and the content displayed on the information screen and head-up display.

With optional M Carbon bucket seats (above), sportiness is available.  But the atmosphere is just as nice as the M Sport seats offered as standard (below).
With optional M Carbon bucket seats (above), sportiness is available. But the atmosphere is just as nice as the M Sport seats offered as standard (below).

The equipment offered as standard is complete with three-zone climate control, the BMW Live Cockpit Navigation Plus system with BMW Maps, hi-fi speakers, a latest generation BMW iDrive system integrated with a BMW 8.0 interface combined with a personal assistant enables a better operator. -machine interaction using natural sound and touch commands. A 5G-compatible antenna ensures optimized connection between the car and the outside. The BMW M3 Competition M xDrive Touring is also packed with driving aids. The criteria are the front collision warning, the display of speed limits in relation to the sign not to cross, the lane crossing warning and the control of parking distances. Alternatively, you can choose Drive Assist Pro with steering assistant and lane control, active cruise control (Stop & Go function), traffic light detection and active navigation, parking assistant with reversing assistant.

A proper luggage compartment that will allow you to vacation with your family without the risk of leaving things on the sidewalk.
A proper luggage compartment that will allow you to vacation with your family without the risk of leaving things on the sidewalk.

We won’t forget to talk about the comfort and practical aspects of this BMW M3 Competition M xDrive Touring station wagon. Who says station wagon, says that the load volume and behind the files (in three parts 40/20/40) in the bank has a beautiful 500-liter compartment in the trunk, which can be added to 1,510 liters, if the bench seat is folded. For easier loading, you can rely on an automatic tailgate control and a rear window with a separate opening. A compartment under the boot floor is used to store the boot separation net and the luggage cover. As an option, there are non-slip rails that automatically lift from the boot floor, preventing luggage from sliding.

By offering the M3 with station wagon bodywork, BMW is up against the Audi RS4 Avant, which also has all-wheel drive (Quattro).
By offering the M3 with station wagon bodywork, BMW is up against the Audi RS4 Avant, which also has all-wheel drive (Quattro).

Orders for the BMW M3 Competition M xDrive Touring will open from September 2022, the price of this model is already known. The entry-level is shown at € 111,950, or € 6,750 more than the M3 Competition Sedan, whose entry-level has no four-wheel drive (equipment charged € 4,500).

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