BMW M3 Competition M xDrive Touring: sensational compartment

BMW M3 Competition M xDrive Touring: sensational compartment


If we already knew the Touring of the M5, BMW will launch a 3-series catalyst, to meet the needs of lovers of good leisure and extreme performance.

Super-breaks is a German profession that started with the Audi RS2 of 1993. Then there will be the RS4 and RS6, but also many Mercedes AMG C and E-Classes, or even, for BMW, the M5 Touring, along with some more exotic ones. innovations like the Volvo 850 T5-R. Today, and for the first time, BMW retains this bold style for the 3 Series.

This stunning edition is part of the 50th anniversary of BMW M GmbH, which fulfills a certain desire to make an impression. Knowing that this first M3 station wagon could be… the last. Indeed, more than any other manufacturer, BMW is constantly investing in electric motors and may no longer make hot sports cars in the future.

In addition to being a sensible family resort, the M3 Touring is at the pinnacle of BMW performance.

510 hp

The station wagon M3 has the right M TwinPower Turbo in the line of six cylinders with 510 hp and 650 Nm. It should be noted that this hot engine forms the basis of that of the new endurance race BMW M4 GT3. Emphasis on technology and engineering that turns out to be devilish in sports use (on the circuit) and easy for users in everyday use. The engine is mated to an eight-speed M transmission with Drivelogic and M xDrive all-wheel drive as well as an M differential applied to the rear axle. The pilot can choose different modes, including “pure propulsion” in which he will practice the joy of gliding and being controlled. This family car accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.6 seconds, which is more powerful than many ultra-sporty 2-door coupes. The speed is limited to 250 or 280 km / h depending on the selected options.

For testing, there is no maintenance problem thanks to the bucket seats. Remember to put luggage in the trunk.

1510 liters

Fans of the genre already appreciate the M3 Touring for its aggressive appearance: large air intakes, vertical grille with a gap, wheel arches built into the body, sills and M skirts, two pairs of exhaust nozzles, roof spoiler , not to mention the big and wide rims. . Since this is a station wagon, the boot volume increases from 500 to 1,510 liters thanks to the standard 40/20/40 split bench seat. As usual, front passengers sit in M ​​seats wrapped in Merino leather, but optional carbon M bucket seats (pictured above) are available. This M3 Touring has the most advanced on-board technology available from BMW, be it in terms of comfort, entertainment or safety. The car will go on sale next November at a price of (approximately) 112,000 euros.