The German based automaker BMW is planning on offering a Touring version of the range-topping M3.
Just a few months ago, we were telling you that BMW has absolutely no plans on offering an M3 Touring for the current generation but it seems that things have turned around as the car manufacturer is currently taking into consideration the development of such a model. The announcement hasn’t been made official at this time but according to a Slovenian website, the model is actually just around the corner as it is getting ready to be introduced in September, during the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The new BMW M3 Touring is expected to get the sportier front and rear bumpers, new side sills, a tweaked grille, a modified hood and larger wheels, on the exterior, along with the M3 badges covering its body. The interior design of the car will be similar to the one of the current M3 / M4. The F80 generation of the BMW M3 has been updated recently, along with the rest of the 3-Series lineup, and it is getting the full LED headlights, new-gen Navigation system Professional with LTE, better quality chrome highlights inside it and several other goodies.
The same 3.0 liter six-cylinder M TwinPower Turbo engine is found under its hood and this is capable of producing a total output of 425 HP between 5,500 rpm and 7,300 rpm and 550 Nm of torque, available between 1,850 rpm and 5,500 rpm. From 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), the updated M3 needs just a little over 4 seconds and top speed has been electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph) or 280 km/h (174 mph) with the M Driver’s Package.