BMW M3 Touring? Not likely

Rumors | May 20th, 2015 by 4
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The talk of the interwebs this week revolved around a rumor about a potential BMW M3 Touring. The news came from a Slovenian magazine which …

The talk of the interwebs this week revolved around a rumor about a potential BMW M3 Touring. The news came from a Slovenian magazine which claims, based on an unnamed source, that an F31 M3 Touring will be unveiled this year at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The report doesn’t outline any specs nor other information, so we’re taking this with a big grain of salt.

With no test mules on the road and no other info from our own sources, it is fair to say the M3 Touring is a unicorn and won’t arrive anytime soon, at least in this generation M3/M4. In the past, BMW representatives said that a Touring concept would be no doubt very successful in the German, Italian and UK markets, but currently there are no plans for developing what would surely be a fascinating BMW M3 Touring version.

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Tourings, or Sport Wagons as we call them in America, are extremely popular in Europe, especially in the 3 Series guide with most units sold in 2014. An M version of the beautiful 3 Series Touring would likely find a home in many garages in Europe, but is less likely to surpass the sales of the M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe.

The previous M3 Touring was built on the E46 platform, an one-off that never saw the daylight. Literally. We also did see some previous conversions, but none were M-engineered.

So while an M3 Touring would be a phenomenal sports car, the odds of seeing one are slim to none. But that doesn’t mean we’re not excited about other cars, like the M4 GTS.

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