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The BMW M3 Superwagon Could Launch Very, Very Soon

In a weird twist, the M3 Touring – the first and last of a dying breed – could launch before the updated 3 Series

The BMW M3 Touring – the first-ever wagonized M3 – has been in the works for a very long time. We saw the 2023 M3 Touring testing at the Nürburgring way back in October of 2021, which means it was in development for at least a year before that point. By early 2022, BMW had actually confirmed the M3 Touring. Despite being a forbidden fruit here in the U.S., the M3 Touring is one of the most anticipated BMWs in recent memory, and now we’ve learned that it could be revealed this summer with sales likely to commence before the end of fall.

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With various rounds of spy shots flooding our desks, we’ve known the M3 Touring was on the way

The report comes from BMW Blog, which only quotes its “sources,” but has been proven to be fairly reliable in the past. The outlet claims that BMW will reveal the all-new M3 Touring in early summer 2022, which means it’s been added to a long list of new models coming, including the next-gen BMW 7 Series and the M4 CSL. Needless to say, 2022 is going to be a big year for BMW and, more specifically, the BMW M division.

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What we didn’t know, however, was how soon the M3 Touring would actually arrive, with latest rumors hinting at a summer 2022 release date

Adding a bit of controversy to this news is that, if true, it will fall outside the realm of BMW’s typical reveal schedule. See, if the M3 Touring will be revealed in early summer, it will be the first we’ve seen of the M3’s LCI facelift. This is even more odd considering we haven’t seen the facelifted G20 3 Series yet, either, and there’s not even a rumor about its reveal date let alone confirmation of when it might be revealed from BMW. Of course, the M3 and M3 Touring are largely different from the standard 3 Series, so it’s not like the M3 would spoil the party for the standard 3 Series, but it’s still odd and quite unusual for an M car to be facelifted first.

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It should also be noted, however, that this is the very first M3 Touring, and it’s probably the last given the shift to electric cars over the next decade.

With all of this said, it’s important to take note of the situation surrounding the M3 Touring. You already know that it’s not coming to the United States, but it won’t exactly be widely available in Europe or other markets either. It will be a limited-run model, which will make it more exclusive, but it will also only be offered in Competition xDrive form. It will be powered by BMW’s 3.0-liter, twin-turbo, inline-six, so it should put out 503 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque, a few minor tweaks aside. An eight-speed automatic will be the only transmission offered and you won’t be able to opt-out of the xDrive AWD system. Despite having practicality at its core and being a full-fledged M car, it should still be one of the best daily drivers to wear a BMW badge.

Source: BMW Blog

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