Never Built: BMW E46 M3 Touring

BMW M3 | April 1st, 2011 by 11
BMW E46 m3 touring 3 750x500 Never Built: BMW E46 M3 Touring

Buried deep in the secret garage at BMW M in Garching lays an exciting M3 that never saw daylight. The E46 BMW M3 Touring is …

Buried deep in the secret garage at BMW M in Garching lays an exciting M3 that never saw daylight. The E46 BMW M3 Touring is an on-off car built by BMW that due to homologation issues and profitability has never made it into production.

The E46 BMW M3 Touring is powered by a naturally aspirated six-cylinder engine with a capacity of 3246 cc that produces 343 horsepower and runs to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just over 5 seconds.

Many enthusiasts would have enjoyed an M3 Touring based of the very popular E46 platform and even 10-12 years later, the E46 M3 Touring still looks fresh and eager to conquer the roads. The perfect combination between a super sporty car and a family oriented Touring.

BMW M3 Touring E46 12 655x435 Never Built: BMW E46 M3 Touring

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=51500531 Andrew Murphy

    looks great! Would have put a hell of a fight up against Audi wagons of the early 2000’s.

    • Lalaland

      If BMW won’t build a M3 touring, I just might have to

    • Lalaland

      If BMW won’t build a M3 touring, I just might have to

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000404206443 Misha Nikolich

      +1 Love it!

  • lsuturk

    It is build and i have it in LA.I am 3rd owner ,build 2005 it is build for BMW USA CEO.I bought it wrecked and still I couldnt finish it because body parts is not fit with regular wagon.(Hood and Fender and bumper)We modified some part but didnt work.BMW is not see in system.VIN number is showing Europe.

  • Robert Robertson

    On-off or a one-off car…?

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