First-ever BMW M3 Touring unveiled with 503 BHP

The M3 Touring rivals the likes of the Audi RS4 Avant & Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate.

BMW has unveiled their first-ever M3 Touring.

In terms of design, the new performance estate from BMW follows the footsteps of its M3 & M4 sedan siblings. The M3 Touring features the massive kidney grille up front, along with the aerodynamic ORVMs and the sporty quad tailpipes. BMW has updated the suspension setup on the M3 Touring, while offering 19-inch wheels at the front and 20-inch wheels at the back. The M3 Touring is also much wider, heavier and lower compared to the standard 3 Series Wagon.

Inside, the performance estate gets a curved display integrating the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 14.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with the latest iDrive OS and plenty of connected features and technology. The M3 Touring also comes with a sports steering wheel, leather-wrapped seat upholstery and plenty of other M-specific features and equipment.

Powering the 2023 BMW M3 Touring is a 3.0-litre twin-turbo six-cylinder engine based on the M3 Competition. It produces 503 BHP and 650 Nm and is paired with a standard 8-speed automatic transmission. Power is sent to all four wheels via BMW's xDrive. The BMW M3 Touring is said to be capable of sprinting from 0 - 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, while reaching a top speed of 280 km/h (with the M Driver's package). The M3 Touring also recently lapped the Nurburgring Nordschleife in 7:35.060 - setting a new record for estates.

The 2023 BMW M3 Touring will go on sale in European markets sometime in September this year, with deliveries expected in November. It is also expected to debut in other international markets sometime next year. Prices for the M3 Touring are said to start at 97,800 euros.

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