History has been made with the unveiling of the 2023 BMW M3 Touring, the first factory-built M-powered BMW station wagon. Until now, anyone who wanted M3 performance with extra interior storage needed to find a trusted body shop and engine tuner. The 2023 BMW M3 Touring creates a trifecta of high-performance station wagons alongside the Audi RS6 Avant and Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate.
The new BMW M3 Touring features the M3 Competition drivetrain. That means a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged straight-six producing 503-hp and 497 lb.-ft of torque. The engine is connected to an exclusive eight-speed automatic transmission sending power to an M xDrive all-wheel-drive system. A sport-tuned suspension and Active M differential help the M3 Touring put the power down. Buyers looking for more M can opt for 20-inch forged alloy wheels and carbon-ceramic brakes.
In addition to high-performance, the 2023 BMW M3 Touring comes standard with bragging rights. According to BMW, the M3 Touring set a lap record for wagons at the Nürburgring, 7:35.060. That’s faster than a new Honda/Acura NSX. Inside, the M3 wagon uses the same interior as the M3 sedan featuring a 12.3-inch digital display and 14.9-inch infotainment screen.
Now for the bad news, the 2023 BMW M3 Touring is not available in the United States. Instead, it will only be offered in select markets. However, maybe BMW can consider bringing the M-wagon across the pond if enough of us agree to sign a lease.
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