BMW recently gave the public a sneak peak at its upcoming 2022 M3 Touring (or wagon if you’re in the US). The German auto maker released a short video of the camouflaged wagon pulling out of its Bavarian headquarters, presumably for a test run as they work out the kinks. The much beloved M3 mark has adopted the twin gaping holes for a grille that resemble snorting nostrils more than the traditional conservative double kidney grilles that we may see phased out in future generations of other models, but that remains to be seen. Also notable in the video is a slew of aerodynamic and visual treatments to the vehicle such as wider bumpers carried over from the M3 sedan, as well as aggressive fender flares which allow for a wider stance, and quad exhaust tips that are pleasantly reminiscent of the M3s of the early 2000s.
BMW is withholding any details but have stated that development of the muscle wagon has been two years in the works and won’t come to market until after the M4 Convertible next year. Official powertrain specifications are sparse but BMW has confirmed that it will be powered by a 6-cylinder M TwinPower turbo engine and if the M3 sedan is any indicator, that TwinPower engine may be the same twin turbo inline 6 that puts out 473 hp and 442 lb-ft in base trim, and if you decide to opt for the Competition trim level that power is bumped up to 503 hp. The M3 sedan is also offered with choices of rear or all-wheel drive and automatic or manual transmissions. Whether these will be options on the Touring model remains unconfirmed, but one thing BMW is confident enough about to lay claim to is that this vehicle will be “the most fun and precise wagon in its class”.
- 6 cylinder TwinPower turbo engine producing 473 hp
- Competition trim upgrade producing 503 hp
- Aggressive fender flares and wider wheelbase
- Large grille and air intakes taken from M3 sedan