BMW shows us everything we need to know about the M3 Touring
Although we’ve been obsessively covering the M3 Touring for the past few weeks, we couldn’t miss the opportunity to share a detailed video posted by BMW M itself. The late AMG C63 Estate rival stars in the latest YouTube ‘Everything you need to know’ episode in which the video host admits the G81 has been “missing from the start” of the M3/M4 range.
Dressed to impress in Individual Frozen Black, the first-ever M3 with a long roof shows how it echoes the sedan in almost every way, but with the added practicality that comes with a wagon body style. It’s a true Touring with 500 liters of cargo volume with the rear seats in place and 1,510 liters once you’ve folded down the 40:20:40 split-bench.
We’re reminded that the M3 Touring is just as configurable as its Sedan sibling when it comes to color choices and interior trim. However, the range is considerably more streamlined since you can only buy the car in the more powerful Competition flavor with an automatic transmission and xDrive. Those willing to shell out more cash with their purchase can get the M Carbon Exterior Package including air intakes, side mirror caps and a carbon fiber rear diffuser.
Keep in mind there’s no carbon fiber roof available for the G81, with BMW explaining that it would have been too expensive to modify the assembly line to deliver the feature on what will likely be a car. at relatively low volume. The M3 Touring here is a premium version judging by the gloss black design tweaks, but it lacks the M Performance parts we saw at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last month.
Much like the 2023 M3 sedan, the fast wagon adopts BMW’s latest iDrive 8 and is optionally available with carbon fiber front bucket seats. Merino leather upholstery is standard on the base seats and can be fitted as an option on the dashboard as well as on the door panels to enhance the interior of an otherwise sporty cabin.
BMW will start production of the M3 Touring in November at its Munich plant, with no plans to bring the station wagon to the United States.
Source: BMW M / YouTube