BMW M3 Touring (2022): market launch, data, price

BMW M3 Touring (2022): market launch, data, price

Along with M3 Touring, BMW presents a high-end mid-range station car at the Goodwood Speed ​​Festival. He has already broken the record for regular station wagons at Nordschleife. We were already inside and presenting a high-speed truck on video.

If there is also a station car from the M3 it was a hopeful question of many fans and every new generation presented – M3 Touring was considered to be a permanent dream car in this country. For Series 5, the BMW was doubled: E34 and E61 were each available as M5 Touring. And now, after many disappointing years “not like a station car anymore”, the M3 Journey has finally arrived. BMW says they only felt like making a car like this – and openly to the domestic market. The decision was made during the M3 trials during the 2019 winter season in Sweden.

It would be nice if Bavaria would also take a fan of the European station car during the SUV hike. And the engineers certainly did not design the M3 Touring out of the blue: After all, 50 percent of all 3 series trailers sold are in Germany – so Touring could develop a profitable M in the 3rd column accordingly. Christian Karg, who is responsible for the overall concept of high-performance M structures, is also pleased that the number of new parts required for a visit could be controlled. Unfortunately, the name of the internal development in M ​​specialists was Bielefeld – a reference to the in-tongue-cheek for a city that, according to the theory of ironic conspiracy, does not even exist.


M3 Touring also finds a rear window that can be opened separately, through which small pieces of luggage can be easily loaded.

Always like a contest

For M3 Touring, BMW does not do things in half: The design is based on the M3 xDrive Racing with all-wheel drive and should be suitable for driving on Nordschleife if loaded and unloaded. To do this, the engineers had to completely adjust the driving dynamics – the M3 sedan in the race version and the M3 tour looks exactly the same as the B-side. of wide axles (80 mm in front and 70 mm in rear) compared to non-M series models. At the rear, the large black water supply, where the standard M four pipe protrudes, is similar to that of the sedan; the rear edge above it is cut deeper than the sedan because of the lower reach of the Touring gate. And since the M3 Tourism should remain perfectly suited for everyday use, it also has a rear window opening for non-M. Tour The roof slab, designed new for M3 Touring, is mounted on it. The roof is not made of carbon, but is black from the factory. The roof is also available in body color on request. If you like, you can even install a roof rack: BMW has a 75 kg roof load for M3 Touring.

BMW M3 Racing Tourism


In the cockpit there is a large driver-friendly screen that Series 3 was recently received as part of a lift.

Removable head pads

In M3 Touring, too, the driver watches a large double twisted show that the entire 3rd Series received in the recent uplifting period. However, the M model gets the displays and the special menu M. The seating area provides great side support and integrated head pads can be removed by the driver and front passenger during the race – then there is more space for a helmet. Pads then have to be returned to the heads on public roads – otherwise the vehicle is not allowed. However, race shells are also designed for everyday use: They can be electrically adjusted in many ways, which also includes adjusting the backrest angle. They are also designed for long-distance travel. In the back, there are child seats suitable for the family, and the engineers have not made any compromises when it comes to the amount of storage compared to the “normal” 3 Series Touring: 500 to 1,500 liters of luggage fit behind the games. car.

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BMW / Fabian Kirchbauer

Extra difficulties

The expansion of the luggage component from 500 to 1,510 liters by folding the rear seat seats requires additional reinforcement technology in Touring – after all, the partition wall between the interior and the trunk that secures the entire body in the sedan is no longer available. . Engineers have therefore provided the lower rods that are also in the sedan with an additional connector and in addition to put a new V-shaped strap on the lower back. In addition, the chassis has been completely restored to tourism. For everyday use, the adjustment takes place on a country road, for sports use on the Nordschleife – as usual with M. Front and the rear axles have a completely new spring-damper-stabilizer adjustment and higher spring levels on the axis. past, new. Moisture valves around the edges and acquired new stability ball bearings.

The clean rear wheel drive can be replaced

There are two streams of pedestrian sensation when applying the brakes and ABS and ESP of course are also adjusted for tourism and sedan driving modes also get the station car: So if you want to fly with your M3 station car, you can choose this condition by clicking the button. And in order for the fun of the station car to continue even on hard surfaces, the all-wheel drive is common on M3 Touring. The operating modes are 4WD, 4WD Sport and 2WD. When a clean rear wheel drive is activated for running, the ESP is also turned off, and the wheel slide limit can be set in ten steps. The wheel selection is similar to that of the M3 and M4 and ceramic brakes are also available at an additional cost. However, sports suits are also not allowed for pull trailers.

BMW M3 Racing Tourism


M3 Touring should be a family car suitable for everyday use and at the same time a sports car suitable for Nordschleife.

3.6 seconds to 100 km / h

Under the bonnet of the M3 Touring sits the same unit as in the M3 Racing: Twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six from the S58 series produces 510 hp at 6,250 rpm (maximum speed 7,200 rpm) and delivers high torque 650 Newton meters between 2,750 and 5,500 rpm. It goes from zero to 100 km / h in 3.6 seconds (saloon: 3.4), and 200 km / h is reached in 12.2 seconds. The top speed is 250 km / h; if you purchase the optional M Driver package, the limit is only set to 280 km / h. BMW specifies the use of WLTP for sedan with an average of 10.1 liters per 100 kilometers. Well-balanced technology seems to work: BMW pilot and development driver Jörg Weidinger lined Nüsburle Nordschleife in the M3 Touring for 7: 35,060 minutes, setting a record for a series of station wagons.

technical data BMW M3 Competition Touring

BMW M3 Racing Tourism
Height and height 4,794 / 1,903 / 1,436mm
wheel 2,857 mm
Front / back track width 1,617 / 1,605mm
land permit 122 mm
circuit breaker 12.2m
tank capacity 59 l
Weight loss DIN / EU 1,865 / 1,940 kg
Loading according to DIN 505kg
maximum permissible weight 2,370kg
Permissible loads of front / rear axles 1,125 / 1,275kg
allowable roof load 75kg
stem volume 500 – 1,510 liters
Design / Cylinder / Vali R / 6/4
shift cc 2,993
oil RON 98 / min. RON 95)
performance hp 510 (375 kW)
faster 6,250 rpm
torque 650 Nm
faster 2,750 – 5,500 rpm
driving dynamics
stopped in front self-adjusting M-axis with two-dimensional axis
rear suspension a self-adjusting M-axis with a five-limbed axis, a rear axle mounted firmly attached to the body.
front brakes M-Compound brake system with adequate ventilation and fixed six-piston caliper
rear brakes M-Compound brake system that transmits air to a single floating piston
operation electronic rack and pinion steering wheel with special M-Servotronic performance and different sports ratios
operation of the gear ratio as a whole 14.6: 1
Front / rear tires 275/35 ZR19 100Y XL / 285/30 ZR20 99Y XL
Rims front / back 9.5 x 19LM / 10.5 x 20LM
type of gear 8-speed M Steptronic distribution by Drivelogic
power-to-weight ratio DIN 3.66 kg / hp (4.97 kg / kW)
Acceleration 0-100km / h 3.6s
Acceleration 0-200km / h 12.9s
Acceleration 80-120 km / h (4/5 gear) 2.7 / 3.5s
high speed 250 / 280km / hour *
together (WLTP) 10.1-10.4L / 100km
CO2 (WLTP) 229-235 g / km
classification of emissions Euro 6d
* and Optional M Driver Package

BMW will launch the M3 Touring in Munich from November 2022. Shipping will begin in early 2023. Prices start at 97,800 euros – compared to the M3 Competition xDrive sedan, which is only 1,000 extra euros.

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BMW is finally launching the M3 as a tourist destination. The station car was designed by BMW-M staff at their own discretion in a small group. The members of the Management Board were immediately interested in their first model. So they emitted green light and now the first version of the M3 station car is here.

BMW decision makers know what their M3 customers and their 3 Series Touring customers owe. On the one hand, this is a sports car suitable for Nordschleife, on the other hand, a family-friendly station car is needed. Marrying these two concepts without affecting the needs of one stakeholder or other group was the task of developing M3 Touring.

There are sports bucket seats, but they can be adjusted and suitable for long trips, there are backpacks for baby seats, folding seats that allow 1,510 liters of storage space and still have a 510 hp engine, driving modes. M, important. for station car Additional accessories and chassis that have been completely redesigned for Touring. Award for effort: a record at Nürburgring’s Nordschleife.