20 years after BMW showcased the first-ever concept of a hot 3 Series Estate, a production version of the BMW M3 Touring has finally been confirmed!
A BMW M estate car is hot property, not just because of its sleek and achingly beautiful silhouette that masks practicality brilliantly but also because of its spine-tingling performance. This combination adds considerably to the novelty factor of the car. And if that’s not enough to get your attention, a BMW M estate car is not a common model, as the last M Touring model was made in 2008 in the form of the M5 Touring.
And now after a twelve-year long hiatus, the BMW M Touring is all set to make a comeback – this time in the body shell of the more affordable 3 Series Touring. Along with the official teaser, BMW has also revealed that the car will be powered by a 6-cylinder M Twin Power turbo engine. And that’s about it, as no further information about the upcoming hot BMW 3 Series Touring has been revealed yet.
This means that the new BMW M3 Touring will be powered by the company’s S58 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged petrol engine, which will also power the new BMW M3 sedan scheduled to make its public debut in September of 2020. In the new car, the engine is said to develop around 473bhp of max power and 600Nm of peak torque.
BMW will commence high-performance testing of the new M3 Touring at the Nordschleife soon. So, expect a barrage of spy shots to emerge on the internet anytime now.
BMW has not revealed anything else about the new M3 Touring, but enthusiasts are already feeling trigger happy with their cheque books for what is going to be a very, very exciting car – a car that will definitely stand out from the crowd, with its sleeper car appeal.
Interestingly, it was exactly 20 years ago that BMW showcased a development prototype of the M3 Touring for the then 3 Series, but it never made it to production.
Also, the chances of the new one to make it to India are quite slim as of now.