BMW M3 Touring (2023): BMW shows the rear of the production version

BMW M3 Touring (2022): The most practical M3 ever

Presentation and price: M3 Touring starts under 100,000 euros

For the first time, BMW M GmbH is building the M3 Touring series. It took almost two years for the finished car to be presented at the Festival of Speed ​​at Goodwood after the M3 station wagon was first announced on August 12, 2020.

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The first M3 Touring model with the internal construction code “G81” will go on sale from December 2022, and customers can already order their sport station wagon in September. Base price for the only engine option (M xDrive all-wheel drive; 510 PS; eight-speed automatic) is 97,800 euros – 1000 euros more expensive than the motorized M3 sedan.

Appearance and dimensions: M3 Touring significantly longer

Visually, the M3 Touring is, as expected, identical to a sedan down to the B-pillar. In plain language: Big M kidney, vent friendly apron, widened wheel arch. As far as everything is known. From pillar B, the G81 then became a station wagon. The roof is black as standard, but can also be painted in a body color if desired.

BMW M3 Tour

Due to the modified apron, the Touring M3 is about nine centimeters longer than the regular Touring Series 3. The standard rim size is 19 inches on the front axle and 20 inches on the rear axle.


Carbon roof not available. The roof edge spoiler with the addition of a lip spoiler is always black. Includes the split tailgate known from the normal 3 Series. The rear wheel arches and oversized apron along with the four signature exhausts combine to become the most spectacular sight of the new M3 branch. Anything but simple.
BMW M3 Tour

Torque struts increase rigidity at the touring rear. New spring rates and dampers counter drone frequencies.


Dimensions at a glance:

Long: 4794 nn (+85 mm compared to 3er Tour)
Large: 1903 mm (+76 mm compared to 3er Tour)
Tall: 1436 mm
Wheelbase: 2857 mm
rotate circle: 12.2 m
luggage volume: 500 – 1510 Liter

Interior: Curved display and OS 8 as standard

Step into the M3 station wagon: With a new curved display and two screens (12.3 and 14.9 inches), the most powerful Series 3 station wagon is of course based on the facelifted Series 3, BMW shows a few weeks before the M3 Touring. In addition to the new hardware, the software has also been updated: the M3 Touring has the latest BMW 8 infotainment OS.

It also means there will be more touch and speech to give commands on the M3 in the future. In addition, the sportiest 3 Series gets the new M special look, which with its coloring (blue and red) matches the skin tone M GmbH recording, tape. The heads-up display also features new graphics. The rest is expected.

Loading volume up to 1510 liters

Our photo vehicle has an optional M carbon bucket seat installed – track tool feeling with excellent low seating and ergonomics is included. Of course, the volume of luggage is very decisive for the station wagon.
BMW M3 Tour

Contemporary dual-screen cockpit on the M3 Touring. The graphics are colorful and angular – the timeless functional scale has been replaced by wild graphics. Ergonomics remains excellent.


At 500 to 1510 liters, the M3 Touring is in no way inferior to the Touring Series 3 in terms of loading volume – and with standard 40/20/40 folding rear seats, it’s as varied as a standard Series 3 estate.

Drive and technology: M3 Touring exclusively as a competition

The only powertrain option for the M3 Touring is the 510 PS a strong competitive variant of the S58 biturbo in-line six-cylinder – standing in combination with the M xDrive all-wheel-heavy rear-drive system and the famous eight-speed automatic transmission. The maximum torque is 650 Nm.

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Driving performance is appropriate for the M3: from 0 to 100 tracks on the M3 Touring 3.6 seconds at full acceleration. Sprinting from a standing position to 200 km/h takes 12.9 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h – if the M Drivers Package is installed, the electronics only slow down to 280 km/h.

Technical data at a glance:

performance: 375 kW (510 HP)
Max Torque: 650 Nm
Drive: four-wheel vehicle
Transmission: Eight speed automatic
Acceleration 0-100km/h: 3.6 seconds
Acceleration 0-200km/h: 12.9 seconds
Top speed: 250 km/h (280 km/h mit M Driver Package)
Combined consumption by WLTP: 10.4 – 10.1l/100km

Conclusion: The technical differences with the normal M3 are marginal. No problem! The M3 Tour was a heartfelt affair that many M fans had hoped for for decades. It’s good that M GmbH dared to break its own taboo. Now only the M3 Touring manual is gone!