familiar and sporty with 510 hp for the whole family

In the year of its 50th anniversary, BMW M has fulfilled the wishes of its fans, who had been crying out for a BMW M3 Touring. Here is the 510 hp sports family saloon with disconnectable 4WD. We tell you all its details.

BMW M had never developed a family version of the M3/M4 family, although the M5 Touring of the E34 and E91 version did exist, the latter with its naturally aspirated V10 engine. The arrival of this body represents the fourth variant of the current M3/M4 family, after the coupé, saloon and cabriolet.

Logically, the new BMW M3 Touring shares a mechanical base with the M3 and M4, but there are certain exclusive specifications for this model that we had been waiting for so long.

510 hp and without manual gearbox

BMW M3 Touring 2022

The BMW M3 Touring is only available in the BMW M3 Competition Touring version with M xDrive, i.e. the version of 510 CV with the eight-speed M Steptronic gearbox and always associated with the all-wheel drive system M xDrive. There will be no rear-wheel drive version with a manual gearbox.

Thanks to the 3.0 TwinTurbo engine, the BMW M3 Touring accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds and it only takes 12.9 seconds to sprint from 0 to 200 km/h. As standard the maximum speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h but with the M Driver ́s Package it can reach 280km/h.

If the 2WD mode is activated, the driver can adjust the intervention threshold of the traction control in ten levels.

In normal configuration, the distribution of power between both axles has preference for the rear axle. In 4WD Sport mode it sends more power to the rear axle, while if Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) is deactivated, 2WD mode is activated, remaining in rear wheel drive pura.

Specific tuning: comfort and sportiness go hand in hand

BMW M3 Touring 2022

According to BMW, when developing the M3 Touring they have focused on finding the equilibrium between the sporting performance expected of an M3 and the ride comfort for everyday use and long-distance travel that BMW Touring models must deliver.

To get that level of torsional stiffness of the body structure and chassis supports, specific reinforcement elements have been mounted on the underbody and the load compartment.

Serial are the adaptive suspension M with electronically controlled dampers and M Servotronic steering. Brakes are standard. M Compound and as an option you can choose the carbon-ceramic ones.

BMW M3 Touring 2022

As in the conventional M3 and M4, the wheels are 19 inches at the front and 20 inches at the rear.

Up to 500 liters of luggage space in a digitized interior

As a novelty, the BMW M3 Touring has the new curved screen BMW Curved Display that we met in the i4 and that have also now reached the renewed Series 3.

BMW M3 Touring 2022 interior

It is a module formed by a screen of 12.3 inches and the central information display with a diagonal of 14.9 incheswhich surround the driving position and offer a level of information never seen before in a car of its size and approach.

They can display M-specific widgets in great detail about car setup and tire status. Optionally the BMW Head-Up Display with specific information M can also complement the information shown on the screens.

It comes with seats as standard. M Sportsports seats that include heating and that, as a very characteristic detail, illuminate the M3 logo on the headrests.

BMW M3 Touring 2022

Those looking for a family sedan with a sportier approach can opt for the M bucket with carbon fiber structure. These seats close the sides very much both at the backrest and bench level, so that the occupants will not move even in the strongest supports.

With them the weight saving is considerable, since they reduce the weight of the car by 9.6 kilos. But without a doubt, whoever buys a Touring does so because they are looking for practicality and capacity that neither sedans nor coupés have.

That is why it stands out in the M3 Touring that the trunk has 500 liters of capacity (20 more than the M3 Berlina) and that, if we lower the backrests that are divided 40:20:40, we can reach a maximum capacity of 1,510 litres.

Differentiating aesthetics

BMW M3 Touring 2022

Aesthetically, the BMW M3 Touring stands out for the grille with the frameless kidneys in position vertical that gave so much to talk about when they were presented in the models that we knew until now.

Also noteworthy are the large side air intakes, the muscular wheel arches and a compact and muscular rear, with the electrically operated tailgate and the rear window that can be opened independently.

The M3 Touring come standard with the roof finished in glossy black. Roof rails are standard and Gurney profiles for directing air are specific. As an option, the roof can be finished in body color and there is an M Carbon Fiber Exterior Package as an option.

Available for orders in September

BMW M3 Touring 2022

The world premiere of the BMW M3 Touring will be held at the Goodwood Festival of Speed ​​this June 2022. Orders for the new BMW M3 Touring open from September 2022 and the first units will go into production in November 2022 in Munich alongside the BMW M3 Berlina.

At the moment BMW Spain has not disclosed the price that the car will have in the Spanish market. BMW M3 Touringbut if we take into account that a BMW M3 xDrive Berlina costs 111,400 euros and an M4 Coupé xDrive Competition 124,050 euros, we can expect this to be around 135,000 euros of base price.

Source: Motorpasión by www.motorpasion.com.

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