Dear BMW fans, BMW has indeed kept you all waiting for the launch of the BMW M3 touring. Other than the initial teasers, nothing much is out in the market about it. But of late, there have been sightings of the famed car testing itself under a camouflage. There is a general expectation that the car in the market will break some world records; we can gather this after watching sneak peeks of the prototype. Read till the end to find out all about the soon-to-be-released M3 touring car for sale in 2022.
We gathered information about the touring despite BMW trying to keep all data secret.
1. This is an Audi RS4 and Mercedes c63 Estate alternative car.
2. 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine powered.
3. Produces a horsepower of 480 hp in the standard model.
4. Has a horsepower of 510 in the Competition trim.
5. Manual gearbox option to be there in all probabilities.
6. Switchable four-wheel drive. (optional)
7. The first M3 Touring Estate ever from BMW.
8. Will go on sale in 2022.
The BMW M3 Touring is the first of its kind, a long-awaited rival to the Audi RS4 Avant and Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate. According to sources, it will have a concept similar to the current BMW M3 Saloon, and 2022 will be the launching date.
Some more Info
Audi finally brought the R.S. 6 Avant to local showrooms for the 2020 model year, which should have enticed BMW to bring the M3 Touring to the U.S. Mercedes-Benz AMG also sells an E63 S Wagon in the United States. But, sadly, BMW is refusing to budge from its desired goal, which is to bring the M3 touring to the United States into direct competition with these. The M3 Touring would be smaller in bulk than the Audi and Mercedes rival cars. However, it would also be less expensive and come under the $1,00,000 price bracket. It will directly compete with the Audi Avant and Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 Wagon in other markets. One can expect the BMW M3 touring to bear the same specs as the M3 sedan. The M3 competition comes with 8-speed automatic transmission, and its other variant, M3-standard, comes with a manual transmission. The BMW M3 Touring car will come in two “Sedan” and “Touring” names. One name will be for the U.S. and the other for the rest of the world.
*These photos, based on spy shots seen till now, give us the understanding that the M3 Touring will have the same looks as the BMW Saloon. The raised rear is typical of an estate car, which means the extensive and divisive bodywork will come back, as evidenced by the prototype vehicle in the spy shots below. At the back, the changes are intended to be subtle, but the signature M3 quad-exit exhausts will leave no doubt that this is no ordinary 3 Series Touring. It is a BMW, after all. The BMW 3 prototype, again in one of the spy pictures, shows it to be doing rounds of the famous Nuremberg racetrack. It was trying to set a new estate car lap record on the track in all probabilities.
The larger alloy wheels on this prototype, captured on video by a spy camera, indicate the more powerful 510hp Highly competitive variant. With such a quick 8-speed automatic and all-wheel drive, it will be more than ready to dethrone the Mercedes-AMG E63 Estate, which holds the estate car record at 7.45:19. Which is a great time, but BMW might go even lower than that. These concealed prototypes also show that the new BMW M3 Touring will have a lot of non-controversial features like wide rims, deep side skirts, and massive wheels. In addition to the quartet of exhaust pipes, there’s a bulging rear bumper that could house a diffuser. The M3 will be using a 3.0-liter turbocharged straight-six motor found in the M3 cantina and M4 Coupe. It’ll create 480hp in standard appearance and 510hp in Competition trim, with these all the more remarkable models getting an 8-speed programmed transmission and all-wheel drive as standard.
The M3 Touring’s standard non-Competition avatar will accompany a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, with the choice to pay extra for an eight-speed
programmed gearbox. Assuming BMW chooses to sell Competition forms of the new M3 Touring in the U.K., then, at that point, each vehicle will accompany this programmed automatic
gearbox as standard. It all depends on what BMW has in mind, about which we are still not aware, and neither is there much info on it.
Price and release date
The BMW M3 Touring is supposed to make its debut sometime in 2022, and its price will be a few thousand pounds more than the M3, which costs from 75,000 pounds in its Competition trim form.
We have discussed BMW’s new launch, the BMW M3 Touring. All information and facts are from various reliable sources. Whether information is correct or not will be a cliffhanger with BMW holding all the information about the car close to its heart. They have revealed some information to the public but only as teasers to increase curiosity and speculations. The good news is that all the speculations are about to end in a few months. Remember, this is already 2022, and the launch can be any day, any month now. The release is sure to turn all heads and will be a mega event. Whatever indications we have, it is going to be a great car in the estate category for now.
Mercedes will keep an eye on its main rival BMW as BMW’s release will be a direct competition to them. Rumors are buzzing around that BMW will outdo Mercedes and the Audi with their M3 touring launch. So, let us keep our fingers crossed and wait for the release, and may the best car win.