The BMW M3 has been round for greater than 30 years, and in that point there have been sedans, coupes, convertibles, and even a pickup truck. (Google that final one if you happen to do not consider us.) But one kind the M3 has by no means taken? A factory-built BMW M3 Touring—that is a station wagon in BMW-speak. That adjustments now. BMW has formally confirmed that G80-generation BMW M3 will get a wagon variant along with the four-door sedan and closely related two-door M4.
Thankfully, it is not April 1, and BMW seems to be severe about lastly making an M3 wagon. This is the sort of information hardcore BMW followers will likely be getting their M-branded underpants in a bunch for. To be honest, we’re fairly excited by the thought of an M3 wagon, too. As of proper now, the M3 can have the identical 3.0-liter twin turbo inline-six found in the X3 M and X4 M crossovers that makes someplace within the neighborhood of 500 horsepower; a switchable AWD system very like the one discovered within the M5; and it’ll retain the choice for a guide transmission. That a lot we all know, however what we do not know is that this: Will BMW promote it within the United States?
Most luxurious makes are beginning to supply wagons right here once more, however they’re trending towards lifted, Subaru Outback-style fashions. (See: the new Audi A6 Allroad, Volvo V90 Cross Country, and Mercedes-Benz E450 All Terrain.) The sporty 603-hp Mercedes-AMG E63S wagon, Audi RS6, and Porsche Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo S E-Hybrid are notable exceptions, nevertheless. That stated, Mercedes enjoys unusually excessive ranges of buyer loyalty from its wagon clients (AMG or in any other case), who are usually among the many model’s wealthiest, and apart from, it is special-order-only.
BMW would not promote any wagons right here. And whereas the three Series wagon has been bought within the states earlier than, however the present model of the long-roofed 3er is not accessible to U.S. patrons (solely the three Series sedan is). So, once more, will the United States get the long-awaited M3 wagon? We reached out to BMW for remark with our fingers crossed, and, properly, nope. The M3 Touring shouldn’t be coming right here.