Even prior to its formal debut, the BMW M3 Touring has by now produced headlines by location a record at a renowned race track. Just this week, BMW claimed the official history for the quickest wagon at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, finishing the 12.9-mile circuit with a notarized lap time of 7 minutes and 35.060 seconds, which was close to 10 seconds quicker than the past report-holder, the Mercedes-AMG E63 S.
The record-placing lap was captured on movie with in-cabin footage from BMW M, which you can look at on the embedded video clip atop this page.
As the M3 Touring has nonetheless to be discovered, the auto that conquered the track was still wrapped in camouflage. The tan interior was noticeable, even though, together with how the initial-at any time prolonged-roof M3 managed the dreaded race keep track of.
BMW has nonetheless to give facts about the M3 Touring’s powertrain, but it truly is anticipated to use the same twin-turbo 3.-liter inline-six motor in the sedan. In the 3-box, that six-banger makes 503 horsepower (375 kilowatts) and 479 pound-toes (650 Newton-meters) of torque. On the other hand, if you want the M3 Touring in handbook and tail-pleased edition, that may not be offered but we’ll know for sure at the launch.
Speaking of which, BMW has officially announced that the to start with M3 Touring will make its debut at this year’s Goodwood Pageant of Pace. It will climb the hills of Goodwood alongside another critical M model, the BMW M4 CSL. The automaker’s participation at the preferred hill climb celebration will rejoice BMW M’s 50th year. Incidentally, this year will also mark the start of the 2023 BMW M2 – the very last M car or truck powered by a pure inner combustion engine.
The BMW M3 Touring will be exposed in complete element on June 23, 2022.