A Touring version of the current BMW M3 Sedan has been denied by the German based automaker.
Despite more and more reports are stating that BMW will eventually introduce a Touring version of the new M3 generation, the car manufacturer is beginning to deny such a vehicle so if you were looking towards this model, you’re better off checking out the competition. According to an official within the Bavarian carmaker, quoted by Autovisie, a BMW M3 Touring version is definitely out of the question. According to our source, every M model should have global appeal and the M3 Touring would actually be too small to justify the costs. This might become successful in Central Europe but it is still not enough to consider it.
Its two main rivals, Mercedes-Benz and Audi, are currently offering the C63 Estate / C63 S Estate and the RS4 Avant, respectively, but unfortunately BMW will not be competing against them. The current version of the larger M5 will not spawn a Touring variant either, but, who knows, things might change once this will be replaced, over the next couple of years. The Touring version of the BMW M3 would have used the same 3.0 liter I6 engine under its hood as the rest of the M3 / M4 lineup. This is rated at 431 HP and 550 Nm of torque and it can be connected to either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual clutch automatic, sending power to the rear-wheel drive. The M3 can reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds and it has an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).