If you’re in the market for high-performance wagons from Europe, there are plenty to choose from.
Mercedes-Benz offers the C-Class and E-Class estates in AMG guise including the range-topping C 63 S and E63 S variants. Meanwhile, Audi has the RS4 Avant and RS6 Avant. Unfortunately, if you visited a BMW dealership looking for an M wagon, they won’t have anything to offer. In fact, the last M wagon BMW sold was the E61 M5, which ended production in 2010.
However, it seems all of that is about to change very soon. The official BMW M Facebook page has posted a photo of what appears to be a new high-performance wagon. Actually, it looks like an M3 Wagon. Given how BMW names their cars, this could possibly be called the M3 Touring.
At the moment, there’s not a lot of details regarding the M3 Touring just yet. The automaker did not disclose any information either. The lone teaser photo was posted with the caption “Never Say Never.” From what we can see on the photo, it will get a similar-looking rear end to the M3 sedan (at least based on the previous teasers) featuring widened fenders, an aggressive diffuser, and twin-exit exhaust. The most obvious difference would be the longer roof and hatchback tailgate.
While BMW M released a teaser of the M3 Touring’s rear end, what we’re curious about is the front. Do remember that the current generation 3-Series and the 4-Series have different front end designs. This will likely be the same case for the range-topping M3 and M4. The question now is whether this M3 Touring will get the sleeker front end of the 3-Series or the bolder 4-Series with large vertical kidney grills. We hope it's the latter.
There are still a lot of unknowns about BMW’s upcoming performance wagon. One thing for sure is that it will likely use the same powertrain as the upcoming M3 and M4. This means all-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive will be available together with a manual transmission. With the next-generation M cars debuting this September, we might just see this M3 Touring along with them.