- bmw teases the m3 touring wagon on instagram.
- the wagon will likely get the same powerplant and gigantic kidney grille that are coming to the 2021 m3 sedan.
- the m3 sedan will be unveiled next month. no word on when the wagon will be shown off.
update 8/12/20: as expected, bmw has confirmed to road & track that the m3 touring will not be coming to the united states.
sometimes the stars align for fans of wagons. today that happened, with bmw teasing the m3 touring on its bmw m instagram account. the german automaker posted two words in addition to the usual hashtags: mic drop.
the m3 touring teaser gives us a look at the wagon's exhaust and diffuser that set it apart from the 3-series touring. the issue is that the regular wagon isn't coming to the united states, so it's very unlikely that this powerful wagon draped in shadow will make its way to american roads. but let's dream and hope the bavarian automaker decides that the united states needs more wagons.
if that does happen, the m3 touring will likely house the same powerplant options as the upcoming m3 sedan. the regular edition will sport a twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six making 473 horsepower with 442 lb-ft of torque. a competition version of the wagon would bring 503 horsepower to the table. it would be available with rear- or all-wheel drive, and there would be a manual-transmission option.
like the m3, the m3 touring would likely have the gaping maw of the new larger kidney grille that we've seen on the 2021 4-series. the m3 and m4 sedans will be unveiled next month. no word on when the entire m3 touring will see the light of day. maybe it'll be accompanied by news that's it coming to the united states to make our m-power wagon dreams come true and compete with the audi rs6 avant wagon. because america needs more fast wagons.