For the first time for a BMW, the 3 Series Touring wagon is offered in the high-performance version of the BMW M3 Competition M. xDrive Touring. This model echoes the styling cues of the M3 sedan with two massive bobs up front, tapered headlights, large side air intakes, M gills in the side panels, and at the rear we see four tailpipes integrated into the rear apron. , two on the left and two on the right. Whichever body color is chosen, the roof will be glossy black and fitted with roof rails with a rear spoiler.
Under the hood of the M3 sedan is also a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine. It develops a power of 510 hp. For the best grip, the four-wheel drive is controlled by an M xDrive all-wheel drive system linked to an active M differential on the rear axle (in sport mode, you can deactivate DSC to get behind the wheel of the car). traffic). To complete the driving pleasure, the exhaust system is equipped with electrically operated valves that generate a wonderful sound and enhance the pleasure of the senses.
Thanks to the six-cylinder unit with a capacity of 510 liters. 12.9 seconds. And if that wasn’t enough, with the M Experience Pack, the electronically limited top speed from 250 km/h has been increased to 280 km/h. Of course, such sportsmanship will be appreciated on the ring track or on sections of German motorways, the number of which is not limited. To prove the performance of the chassis and engine of this BMW M3 Touring, BMW drove it around the famous Nürburgring circuit, more specifically the Nordschleife, where the racing car broke the station wagon category record with a time of 7.’35’060. This is ten seconds less than the previous record of the Mercedes-AMG E63 S wagon, which, nevertheless, shows 100 hp. more!
This race car comes standard with a double-pivot front axle and a five-link rear axle, SelectDrive M suspension with electronically controlled dampers and Servotronic M variable power steering. To slow down the BMW M3 Competition M xDrive Touring with ease, a brake system with two pedal feel settings and optional M carbon ceramic brakes are available.
A sporty atmosphere reigns on board the BMW M3 Competition M xDrive Touring. Especially if you decide to opt for the M Carbon bucket seats. They feature carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CRFP) structural elements that reduce weight by 9.6kg compared to standard M Sport seats. The latter are heated and electrically adjustable with memory, trimmed with Merino leather. BMW’s driver-facing curved display comes standard with a 12.3-inch instrument cluster and a 14.9-inch infotainment screen. The glazed surface, inclined towards the driver, covers two screens. Head-up display HUD is also available as an option. The driver is also entitled to direct access to the engine, chassis, braking system and M xDrive transmission settings through a dedicated control system and the M operating system, and can also prioritize different driving modes. The M Mode button on the center console can also be used to adjust the response of the driver assistance systems and the content displayed on the information screen and head-up display.
Standard equipment includes three-zone climate control, BMW Live Cockpit Navigation Plus with BMW Maps, high-quality speakers, the latest generation BMW iDrive system in combination with the BMW 8.0 interface in combination with a personal assistant. – machine interaction using natural voice and touch commands. The 5G compatible antenna ensures optimal communication between the vehicle and the outside environment. The BMW M3 Competition M xDrive Touring is also equipped with a host of driving aids. Forward collision warning, speed limit display associated with a non-exceeding indicator, lane departure warning and parking distance monitoring are standard. As an option, you can choose Drive Assist Pro with steering assistant and lane control, active cruise control (Stop & Go function), traffic signal recognition and active navigation, parking assistant with reversing assistant.
We won’t forget to talk about the comfort and practicality of this BMW M3 Competition M xDrive Touring station wagon. Who says station wagon says boot volume, and behind the files (in three parts 40/20/40) of the bench is a beautiful 500-litre trunk that can increase to 1510 liters when the seat is folded down. For easier loading, you can count on the automatic operation of the tailgate and rear window with separate opening. The compartment under the trunk floor is used to store the trunk partition net and the trunk lid. As an option, non-slip rails are provided that automatically rise above the boot floor, preventing luggage from sliding.
Orders for the BMW M3 Competition M xDrive Touring will be open from September 2022, the price of this model is already known. The entry-level price is 111,950 euros, which is 6,750 euros more than the entry-level M3 Competition sedan without all-wheel drive (equipment costs 4,500 euros).