Even earlier than its official debut, the BMW M3 Touring has already made headlines by setting a report at a well-known race observe. Simply this week, BMW claimed the official report for the quickest wagon on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, ending the 12.9-mile circuit with a notarized lap time of 7 minutes and 35.060 seconds, which was round 10 seconds sooner than the earlier record-holder, the Mercedes-AMG E63 S.
The record-setting lap was captured on video with in-cabin footage from BMW M, which you’ll watch on the embedded video atop this web page.
Because the M3 Touring has but to be revealed, the automotive that conquered the observe was nonetheless wrapped in camouflage. The tan inside was seen, although, together with how the first-ever long-roof M3 managed the dreaded race observe.
BMW has but to offer particulars concerning the M3 Touring’s powertrain, but it surely’s anticipated to make use of the identical twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six engine within the sedan. Within the three-box, that six-banger makes 503 horsepower (375 kilowatts) and 479 pound-feet (650 Newton-meters) of torque. Nonetheless, in order for you the M3 Touring in handbook and tail-happy model, that may not be accessible however we’ll know for positive on the launch.
Talking of which, BMW has formally introduced that the primary M3 Touring will make its debut at this yr’s Goodwood Competition of Pace. It can climb the hills of Goodwood alongside one other necessary M mannequin, the BMW M4 CSL. The automaker’s participation on the widespread hill climb occasion will rejoice BMW M’s fiftieth yr. By the way, this yr may also mark the launch of the 2023 BMW M2 – the final M automotive powered by a pure inside combustion engine.
The BMW M3 Touring will probably be revealed in full element on June 23, 2022.