BMW M3 Touring Goes Green in Real-Life Photos, Super Wagon Looks Spectacular in the Open

While BMW M was readying the unveiling of the M3 Touring MotoGP Safety Car at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK, which kicks off today, our spy photographers have nabbed a copy of the regular M3 Touring in the open.
2023 BMW M3 Touring 15 photos
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Snapped in Germany, this time with no camouflage wrapped around the body panels, the car features a green shade. This is the first thing that stands out, especially since BMW chose to portray it in a hue that was a bit duller in the press pics. Contrasting the color are few black elements and the usual visible carbon fiber. The M wheels, wrapped in Michelin tires, also had a black look.

As every petrolhead and their neighbor knows, the M3 Touring is offered in the Competition xDrive flavor, meaning that it packs the punchier version of the twin-turbo 3.0-liter straight-six, and the rear-biased, all-wheel drive system. The engine develops 503 hp and 479 lb-ft (650 Nm) of torque, directed to both axles via a dual-clutch eight-speed automatic transmission. In this configuration, you are looking at 3.6 seconds required to hit 62 mph (100 kph) from a standstill, and a 174 mph (280 kph) top speed.

BMW will kick off the assembly of their rival to the likes of the Audi RS 4 Avant and Mercedes-AMG C 63 Estate in November, though the car will officially launch in several European countries two months earlier. It will also go on sale in global markets, with Australia getting theirs in right-hand drive configuration. In case you forgot, BMW’s M Division has chosen not to offer the first-ever M3 Touring in our market, so it won’t apply for a U.S. visa, which is a pity. Nonetheless, neither Audi Sport nor Mercedes-AMG are offering the RS 4 Avant and C 63 Estate, respectively, in the United States either.
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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