BMW fans will be delighted to learn that the German automaker has now announced the M3 Touring wagon, a first of its kind ever created. Despite launching the 3 Series wagon, an M version has never been made, except for a one-off prototype E46 M3 wagon back in 2000.
Information regarding the new wagon is scarce at the moment, as BMW says that it’s just beginning the two-year development process for it, but according to Autoblog, the new car will basically match the M3 sedan and M4 coupe mechanically. This means it’ll likely carry a standard twin-turbo 3.0-liter straight-six engine, pushing out 473 horsepower. A Competition trim could raise this number to 503 horsepower, while its gearbox options come in either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, with the Competition trim only paired with the latter. The wagon will also have a rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive option, the latter again exclusive to the Competition variation.
Unfortunately, according to reports, the chances of the M3 Touring arriving in the U.S. may be slim. The current 3 Series wagon never came stateside, and those looking for a wagon could instead purchase an X1 or X3. However, this hasn’t been officially confirmed by BMW, so those interested should definitely keep an eye out for more updates to come.
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