Six- and single-piston brake calipers provide stopping power, and carbon-ceramic brakes are obviously available. Both variants use an integrated braking system that brings together the brake activation, booster, and control functions within a compact module. The M Traction Control function allows the driver to set the intervention threshold for wheel slip in rear-wheel-drive mode. A total of ten stages of wheel slip can be called up through the iDrive 8 infotainment system introduced by the iX electric crossover.
The standard specification is electronically limited to 155 miles per hour (250 kilometers per hour). To unlock 174 miles per hour (280 kilometers per hour), BMW is much obliged to charge extra for the M Driver’s Pack.
The single most important option, however, is the M Pro Pack which combines the M Driver’s Pack with the carbon-ceramic brakes mentioned earlier. Similar to the M3 Competition M xDrive four-door sedan, the sporty wagon is exclusively offered with an eight-speed automatic and twin-turbo sixer.
The inline-six engine, codenamed S58 because it’s based on the B58, cranks out 503 horsepower (510 ps) and 650 Nm (479 pound-feet) of torque. More expensive than both the Audi RS 4 Avant and Mercedes-AMG C 63 S T-Modell, the M3 Touring hits 62 mph (100 mph) in merely 3.6 seconds. Not bad for a family hauler with enough room in the trunk for the family dog, right?