For the first time in M3 history, a Touring model will join the lineup.
BMW is getting ready to debut the sixth-generation M3, and quietly dropped our first look at the un-camouflaged Wednesday morning. There’s an important difference though: this one’s going Touring.
It’s a bit ironic that the M3, a car BMW built to satisfy homologation rules in touring car racing, has never actually been available in capital-T Touring (read: wagon) form. This new teaser appears to confirm that will change with the next generation model.
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From what little we can see from the Instagram tease, the next M3 will follow the style guide that has guided the model since the E46-era cars. A quartet of fat tailpipes poke out from the middle of the rear bumper, with a large, black diffuser surrounding them. The rear fenders are wider than the standard wagon too. If there’s a larger roof-mounted spoiler, it’s either black or carbon fiber, because no amount of photo editing reveals it for us.