BMW M3 Touring Debuts in 2023 with a 503-HP Wagon!
2023 BMW M3 Touring Debuts – Overview
Since the launch of the first E30 BMW M3 in the 1980s, enthusiasts have speculated about what a long-roof model would look like.
After 36 years, there is no longer any reason to wonder.
They are introducing the BMW M3 Touring for 2023.
Except for Bimmer enthusiasts in China and North America, that is.
If those people want to experience a five-door M3 in action, they must go.
Only the Competition trim of the well-known turbocharged 3.0-litre straight-six engine, which produces 503 horsepower (375 kilowatts), is available from BMW on the M3 Touring.
Additionally, it refers to the eight-speed M Steptronic transmission that BMW uses to deliver the standard xDrive all-wheel-drive grip.
When you press the accelerator, 62 mph (100 km/h) is reached in 3.6 seconds.
With the optional M Driver’s Package installed, the wagon will eventually hit 174 mph if you keep your foot firmly on the gas.
Without it, the maximum speed is limited to 155 mph.
You could be mistaken in assuming this is a 3 Series Touring with the M3’s prominent nose and powerful engine.
The BMW M3 Touring is 3.3 inches longer and 3 inches wider than the regular wagon to accommodate the M-specific rear axle.
So naturally, it’s a little lower, and because there’s a lot of room behind the seats, additional bracing is built underneath the car to give it more stiffness.
As a result, the Touring weighs about 200 pounds more than the M3 sedan overall.
However, the trade-off is 53.3 cubic feet of cargo space, available through the hatch or by simply opening the rear window when the rear seats are folded.
Moving forward, the large, curved display on the M3 Touring is another distinctive feature.
The single screen, which runs BMW’s most recent Operating System 8, merges the 12.3-inch driver information centre and 14.9-inch entertainment system into one unit, which is absent from the M3 sedan.
Additionally, because it is an M3, the system has displays explicitly designed for driving an M3.
These displays can control various features, not the least of which are different drive modes for comfort, track, and even drifting in your wagon.
There is also a 2WD mode if you’re sick of all-wheel-drive grip.
The remainder of the vehicle is almost stock M3 fare.
The staggered wheels are 20 inches in the back and 19 inches in front.
Despite the extra cargo in the trunk, BMW claims that weight distribution is almost 50:50.
The suspension is designed for enjoyment while yet being used for daily driving.
Although many extra features and colour options are available, the roof is always black.
Delivery schedules for the 2023 BMW M3 Touring begin in December in Germany and the UK, with order books opening in September.
Although it will continue to be off-limits in the US, other markets in Europe, Asia, and Australia will follow. The starting price is 97,800 euros.