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BMW M3 Touring 2023 Debuts with 530 Horsepower –

After going through six generations, BMW M has finally released a Wagon version of the BMW 3.

Indeed, at one time BMW wanted to issue a Wagon version of the BMW M3 generation E36 in 1992 and 1999, but that only ended up as a discourse. But, this time BMW actually produces their first BMW Wagon. Judging from the leak, it seems that the BMW M Touring 2023 has managed to find the right formula between practicality and performance.

The BMW M3 Touring, along with the coupe and convertible BMW M4 and the BMW M3 sedan, will make its official debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed ​​in the UK this weekend.

This BMW M3 Touring car shares the same wagon body as the BMW 3 Series Touring where the Wagon version of the BMW 3 Series is one of the best-selling in Europe. Then, the car is equipped with an all-wheel-drive powertrain and a Howitzer quad caliber exhaust from the M3 Competition trim.

Has 503 Horsepower

The BMW M3 Touring gets power from a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine that produces 503 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque which is channeled to the road via a standard eight-speed automatic gearbox and AWD (All Wheel Drive) system. The AWD system features an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch to divide torque between the front and rear axles, plus an equally sophisticated rear differential that allows full variation in the amount of power sent to each rear wheel.

Like the sedan version, this car will also feature a pure rear-wheel drive mode, although this mode can only be selected by removing the DSC stability control system. This is part of the additional dynamic options of the M Traction Control feature which, according to BMW, “enables skilled drivers to enjoy a driving experience of exceptional purity.”

Heavier but Performance Stays Awake

The new car is slightly heavier than the M4 coupe and M3 sedan, although BMW has yet to confirm how much of a difference it weighs. But, it looks like the heavier load will not affect the speed, BMW claims this car can accelerate to 62mph in just 3.6 seconds. When compared with the sedan version, the speed figure is only reduced by one tenth. Top speed will remain limited to 155 mph in the standard version, although buyers who opt for the Driver M Package Option will be able to go as high as 174 mph.

Considering that the BMW M3 Touring is still a wagon, the cargo capacity will be larger, which is 18 cubic feet if you use the rear seat, but if the rear seat is folded, the cargo size will reach 53 cubic feet. As in the Touring version of the BMW 3 series, you can open the rear window so you can load small items without opening the trunk.

Of course there are very noticeable changes in bodywork in this Wagon version, even so the body design still looks similar to the sedan version. In addition, the debut of the BMW M3 Touring also marks the debut of the new BMW 8 Operating System for the BMW M model. In addition, there is also a new 14.9-inch curved touchscreen.

When compared to other Touring versions of the M brand, namely the E60 generation BMW M5, this car is a little less practical, but faster. The car will go on sale in markets including the UK, Europe, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand and Australia later this year. Unfortunately, there is no notification that this car will be sold to Indonesia.

Source : Autos.ID

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