After years and years of waiting, today we can say that BMW He has heard us. During this morning finally The first BMW M3 Touring has been unveiled of story production. In addition, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of BMW M, which is also celebrated in these weeks.
But focusing on the BMW M3 Touring, let's review the main characteristics of this highly-performing family member; although as you will all be imagining, part of the M3 saloon adding the usual aesthetic differences provided by the ranchera bodywork. Of course, from my point of view, it is the ideal bodywork in this car.
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Motor, we start with the main course of the BMW M3 Touring
And since we are facing a real sports car in a family format, there is nothing better than starting to talk about the mechanical part. Under the front hood is the 6-cylinder block and 3.0-litre M TwinPower Turbo. develop 510 CV at 6.250 rpm and a maximum torque of 650 Nm available between 2.750 and 5.500 laps.
One detail to keep in mind is that all M3 Touring come with the xDrive traction system to the four wheels, not being available the pure propulsion version. However, this drive system is highly variable and customizable by the driver, and can even completely disconnect the front axle and send all the power exclusively to the rear axle.
Regarding the gearbox, the M-Steptronic system 8-speed with Drivelogic, which has three shift programs and can be operated via paddle shifters installed behind the wheel.
And in terms of performance, thanks to variable all-wheel drive, the BMW M3 Competition Touring with M xDrive does the 0 to 100 in 3,6 seconds, clocking 12,9 seconds from 0 to 200 km/h. On the other hand, the maximum speed is 250 km/h, although if you opt for the M Driver's Package it goes to the 280 km/h.
They are not shy about showing off rigidity and sportiness
BMW M says that with this M3 Touring they have found the ideal balance between performance and comfort on long-distance trips. We will have to try it to verify it on our own. The Bavarians affirm that a very detailed set-up has been carried out taking into account very different conditions and uses, but due to statements such as the following it seems that, as is logical, they have opted more for sportsmanship.
The high torsional rigidity of the body structure and chassis mounts give the vehicle even greater agility, dynamism and precision, and is further enhanced by model-specific stiffening elements fitted to the underbody and cargo compartment. burden.
Of course, the suspension has a specific tuning M, combining rigidity with great lightness. In addition, as standard it has adaptive dampers electronically piloted, while the M Servotronic steering It has variable assistance. On the other hand, the brake offers two adjustments for pedal feel. They are sporty and large as standard, although they can optionally be carbon-ceramic for the most extreme use.
Technology and practicality go hand in hand in the BMW M3 Touring
As we have just seen in the rest of the BMW 3 Series range, the commercial mid-life update gives you, among other things, a much more advanced interior. We are referring to the technological section, where now a double curved screen of large dimensions to make four instruments and multimedia system, the first being 12,3 inches and the second 14,9.
In the home menu of the central information display you can display information and graphics specific to M with data on the configuration of the car and the condition of the tires; something that is always appreciated.
On the other hand we have electric M Sport seats, with memory and heated as standard, in addition to Merino leather upholstery. The optional M carbon fiber bucket seats for the driver and passenger they offer a unique combination of racing feeling and design, but I don't think they are as comfortable as the stock ones when it comes to spending many hours behind the wheel.
And if we talk about the BMW M3 Touring, we cannot ignore the trunk. They are 500 liters of capacity, expandable to 1.510 if we knock down the rear seats, which fold in proportions 40:20:40. The tailgate is automatic and, as is tradition in Touring cars, the rear window opens independently as standard.
When does it hit the market?
The official prices of this first BMW M3 Touring are still unknown, but it is normal that it is similar to that of the M3 saloon. Orders for the new M3 Touring can be placed from September 2022, while deliveries of the first units are planned for November. It's time to wait and cross your fingers not to take long to try it.
Source - BMW
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