The primary BMW M3 Touring wagon will likely be priced from $177,500 earlier than on-road prices when it hits the market in early 2023, primed to problem the Audi RS4.
Contemporary from its current Goodwood premiere after being introduced in 2020, BMW’s über wagon turns into the fourth physique kind within the M3/M4 household.
As we’ve come to count on from BWM Australia, the M3 Touring will likely be supplied solely in harder-core Competitors guise, with xDrive all-wheel drive.
The value makes it $8000 dearer than the present M3 Competitors xDrive sedan, and $21,300 greater than the Audi RS4 ($156,200).
Energy comes from a 375kW and 650Nm 3.0-litre M TwinPower turbo inline-six utilizing an M-specific exhaust with movable flaps, mated to an eight-speed M Steptronic automated and variable (however rear-biased) AWD with a rear diff.
Acceleration from zero to 100km/h takes 3.6 seconds, one-tenth slower than the marginally lighter sedan.
Separate to the sedan, the M3 Touring improvement program included tuning at BMW Group’s Miramas facility within the south of France; winter testing in Arjeplog, Sweden; and clearly excessive pace work on the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
Dynamically, BMW claims the chassis tuning creates “an excellent stability of sports activities efficiency and clean journey consolation in on a regular basis use and over longer-distance journeys”.
The M3 Touring has extra stiffening struts on the rear axle; new spring, damper and anti-roll bar setups each entrance and rear; and particular tuning for suspension, steering, and ESP techniques.
The adaptive M suspension makes use of electronically managed shocks, whereas the M Servotronic steering has a variable ratio.
The braking system affords two settings for pedal really feel, and non-compulsory M Carbon ceramic brakes may be ordered. A variety of cast M light-alloy wheel designs – 19-inch for the entrance and 20-inch for the rear – are commonplace tools.
The inside brings the newest BMW working system 8.0, with a 12.3 digital cluster and 14.9-inch central touchscreen positioned behind one piece of glass, angled to the motive force.
Electrically adjustable M Sport seats with reminiscence and heating, plus ‘Merino’ leather-based trim, come commonplace. Non-obligatory M Carbon bucket seats reduce about 10kg in total weight.
Practicality-wise, the rear-seat backrest may be cut up in a 40:20:40 association. Folding down particular person seat sections or all of them on the identical time permits the automobile’s load capability to develop from 500 litres to a most 1510L.
Automated tailgate operation and the individually opening rear window are each commonplace, whereas a storage compartment beneath the boot ground gives house for the bags compartment cowl and boot partition internet.
Anti-slip rails that rise robotically from the boot ground to forestall gadgets of baggage from sliding round in sooner driving are additionally commonplace.
Australia continues to be among the many world’s best-performing markets for BMW M, with one in 5 BMWs registered right here sporting the M badge.
Greater than 600 examples of the newest technology BMW M3 Sedan have been registered regionally over the previous yr – placing it on the high of the gross sales charts for BMW M in Australia.
Native specification and pricing
Highlights of the usual specification record:
- BMW Laserlights
- 19-inch/20-inch wheels
- M Compound brake, blue
- Lively M Differential
- Adaptive M Suspension
- Energy tailgate
- Consolation Entry (proximity key)
- BMW Digital Key
- Metallic paintwork
- Full leather-based ‘Merino’ upholstery
- Ambient lighting
- Head-up show
- Baggage compartment package deal
- 12.3-inch digital cluster
- 14.9-inch touchscreen
- BMW Working System 8
- Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- Wi-fi telephone charging
- DAB+ digital radio
- Harman/kardon encompass sound
- M inside trim finishers – carbon fibre
- Steering wheel heating
- Tyre stress monitoring system
Notable choices embody the $17,500 M Carbon Expertise (numerous weight-saving carbon-fibre bits) and $16,500 M Carbon ceramic brakes.
Non-metallic paint (no price)
- Alpine White
- Sao Paulo Yellow
Metallic paint (no price)
- Black Sapphire
- M Portimao Blue
- M Toronto Pink
- M Isle of Man Inexperienced
- M Brooklyn Gray
- Skyscraper Gray
- Aventurine Pink
BMW Particular person paint
- Dravit Gray ($2500)
- Tanzanite Blue ($2500)
- Frozen Portimao Blue metallic ($5000)
- Frozen Pure Gray metallic ($5000)
- Frozen Black metallic ($5000)
- Frozen Orange metallic ($5000)
- Frozen Good White Metallic ($7000)