All-new BMW M3 Touring all set to be revealed at annual hill climb
As early as 2020, BMW dropped a teaser image of what appeared to be a high-performance wagon. At the time, they didn't exactly reveal the vehicle's name. But based on the image alone, we already touted that this could be our first look at the M3 Touring.
Fast forward to January 2022, BMW released the first official images of the performance wagon being tested on a frozen lake in Sweden. The vehicle was still camouflaged but at least we were able to catch a glimpse of what the car will eventually look like. BMW then followed that up with another teaser they released last March 2022.
While it's nice to see teasers every now and then, the question remains; when will we actually see the BMW M3 Touring in all its glory? According to the Bavarian automaker, we're only 2 weeks away before the big reveal.
After a myriad of teaser images and videos, BMW has announced the all-new M3 Touring will make its debut at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed. Slated to climb the annual hill climb event on June 23, 2022, it will be accompanied by the limited-edition M4 CSL which was launched just a few weeks prior, together with a high-performance version of the M3 Touring equipped with Performance Parts.
For BMW, there is no better event to showcase the all-new M3 Touring than the Goodwood Festival of Speed. According to Frank van Meel, CEO of BMW M, the 50th-anniversary celebration of BMW M will be a very special one during the annual hill climb event.
“There can be no better place to celebrate our 50th anniversary than among our fans at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, surrounded by the iconic cars that have cemented our position in motorsport history. But we’ll also spend our time at the world-famous event looking to the future, with a selection of exciting new models from our innovative electrified line-up, and the global premiere of the eagerly-anticipated first-ever BMW M3 Touring,” said van Meel.
Details regarding the M3 Touring's powertrain have yet to be revealed. However, we won't be surprised if it's powered by the same 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline-six that's seeing use in the M3 and M4. With that, the wagon could crank out 510 PS and 650 Nm of torque should it have the Competition Package as standard. It might also get BMW's xDrive all-wheel drive system and an 8-speed automatic transmission.
With only a few weeks to go before BMW takes the covers off, we're excited to see the all-new wagon shed its camouflage and blast off to Goodwood hill.