The BMW M3 Touring combines the performance of a sports sedan with the utility of a wagon. In this video, a driver opens the long roof model on the autobahn to see how fast it goes.
The clip begins with the M3 Touring coasting a bit and speeding down a country road. The wagon makes a sound that is aggressive enough to match the sporty body.
As a refresher, the M3 Touring packs a twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six that produces 503 horsepower (375 kilowatts or 510 metric hp) and 479 pound-feet (650 Newton-meters) of torque. The drivetrain consists of an eight-speed automatic gearbox and an xDrive all-wheel drive system with selectable rear drive modes.
Factory specs said the wagon could reach 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 3.6 seconds. The standard top speed is 155 mph (249 kph), and the M Driver’s Package raises the maximum speed to 174 mph (280 kph).
This video shows a driver might be able to go faster on the M3 Touring. Fastest in this clip, the speedometer reads 179 mph (288 kph). Even the GPS showed the car was going 177 mph (285 kph).
The M3 Touring weighs about 200 pounds (91 kilograms) more than the sedan variant. The utility increases from the four-door by having 53.3 cubic feet (1,509 liters) of cargo space with the rear seats folded.
The M3 Touring’s cab features a curved display that combines the 12.3-inch instrument cluster and 14.9-inch infotainment screen into a single bezel. For this model, there is a special M display
Deliveries of the M3 Touring begin in Germany and the UK in December 2022. BMW will also sell the speedy wagon in other European countries, parts of Asia and Australia. However, the brand will not sell it in the United States or China.
For further discussion about the BMW M3 Touring, watch this episode Rambling About Cars podcast.