The sixth generation is coming: BMW M3 Touring - the practical PS Protz

For the first time, BMW is offering the 3 Series Touring as the M3.

The sixth generation is coming: BMW M3 Touring - the practical PS Protz

For the first time, BMW is offering the 3 Series Touring as the M3. Visual features: more flared wheel arches and ventilation gills. Drive is the well-known three-liter straight-six with 510 hp. The BMW M3 Touring will be available from September - for just under 100,000 euros.

From September, BMW will be offering its sixth generation M3 for the first time as a Touring estate version at a price of around 98,000 euros. The visual features include more flared wheel arches on the widened rear axle, ventilation gills on the front fenders and a rear diffuser with four exhaust tailpipes.

The model comes standard with 19-inch wheels at the front and 20-inch wheels at the rear. Inside there are two large displays with M-specific content, carbon bucket seats can be ordered as an option.

The drive is provided by a three-liter in-line six-cylinder engine with 510 hp and 650 Newton meters of torque, which, in conjunction with an eight-speed automatic transmission, accelerates the all-wheel-drive 1.9-tonner from zero to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds and to a maximum of 280 km/h .

The all-wheel drive system is rear-heavy. In addition to the 4WD mode as standard, the driver can alternatively choose between 4WD Sport or 2WD. In conjunction with deactivated ESP, the latter setting is intended to maximize the ability of the station wagon to drift with a 1510 liter luggage compartment.

Even before its official debut, the BMW M3 Touring made headlines a few days ago when it set a record on the Nürburgring's Nordschleife. He completed his lap in 7 minutes and 35.060 seconds. It was about 10 seconds faster than the previous record holder, the Mercedes-AMG E63 S. When driving, the BMW M3 Touring still had a camouflage cover.

According to BMW's official announcement, the first M3 Touring will make its debut at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed. There, "the legendary motorsport department of BMW is celebrating its five-decade success story", i.e. its 50th anniversary.

The BMW M3 Touring can be ordered from September, with the first deliveries to follow in December.

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