BMW is continuing its model offensive in the company's 50th anniversary year. In addition to the sedan, coupe, and cabriolet, BMW now offers a fourth model variant of the BMW M3 and BMW M4. A new BMW M3 Touring joins the lineup for the first time.
The new BMW M3 Touring gives its all to provide classic M-level dynamic flair, agility, and precision along with unrestricted usability for the whole family in everyday situations. Elegantly crafted exteriors and athletic silhouettes herald the powerful performance within. Look at this BMW's massive side air intakes, the sculpted wheel arches, and the extended side skirts.
Ceilings are always finished in a high-gloss black color, regardless of the exterior paint scheme. There is a matching scheme between the roof rails and the Gurney flap on the spoiler, which is unique to this model. An M Carbon exterior package is available.
The BMW M3 Touring uses the same M TwinPower Turbo inline-six engine design that powers the BMW M3 and M4 Competition models. The engine produces 510 hp and 650 Nm of torque at full throttle. An eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic works in tandem with the motor; it features three shift modes activated by shift paddles mounted on the steering wheel. M xDrive four-wheel drive works with the Active M Differential at the rear axle to transmit engine power to the wheels.
The BMW M3 Competition Touring with M xDrive's demand-based power distribution for all four wheels improves the car's traction, quickness, and handling stability. In just 3.6 seconds, you can go from 0 to 100 km/h, and in just 12.9 seconds, you can hit 200 km/h. If the M Driver's Package is selected, the electronically limited top speed can be raised from 250 to 280 km/h.
The official time recorded during testing at the Nürburgring represents the performance potential of the BMW M3 Touring. It feels like you're in a race car while driving, and there's plenty of cargo room in the back.
The BMW Curved Display, electrically adjustable M Sport seats with memory function and seat heating, and Merino leather upholstery are all standard on the BMW M3 Touring. M Carbon bucket seats are an available upgrade for the driver's seat. The BMW M3 Touring has three standard-sized rear seats. The rear seat back splits into a comfortable 40-20-80 ratio. The car's maximum cargo capacity increases from 500 liters to 1,510 liters, depending on how many seats are folded down. The back windows can be opened independently, and there is an automatic tailgate.
Orders for the new BMW M3 Touring, which debuted at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed in June, will arrive at dealers in September. November is planned as the start of production. While exact pricing is still unknown, we can assume it will be comparable to the price gap between the M3 Sedan Competition and other sedan and touring models in the 3 Series lineup.
The driver can use 4WD in the standard configuration or switch to 4WD Sport mode. Back weighting the M xDrive system makes for an even more powerful driving experience. Putting the vehicle into the 2WD mode, where only the rear wheels are driven, is as simple as disabling the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC).
Standard equipment includes electronically controlled shock absorbers and M Servotronic control for the adaptive M-suspension. There are two sensitivity levels for the integrated braking system. Carbon ceramic brakes, manufactured by M, are available on special order. Standard equipment includes 19-inch (front), and 20-inch (back) forged M alloy wheels, with track racing tires available as an option.
The DSC control unit incorporates anti-spin functionality. The BMW M3 Touring comes standard with M Dynamic Mode and M Traction Control. When using the 2WD mode of the IM xDrive system, the driver can adjust the thresholds in ten steps to get close to the physical limits without putting the car in danger.
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