Latest spy shots have captured the upcoming BMW M3 Touring in action, drifting along a frozen lake.

The M3 Touring, the first ever wagon in the M3 line, clearly has presence with its flared guards and aggressive styling.

It’s coming to Australia, though BMW Australia hasn’t confirmed launch timing.

Reports have suggested it’ll launch in Europe in 2022, with most global markets receiving it by early 2023.

The M3 Touring will reportedly be available in just one variant: an xDrive (all-wheel-drive), 375kW Competition model.

The Touring will feature an eight-speed, torque converter automatic gearbox – sorry purists, there won’t be a manual, rear-wheel drive model available.

Power will come from a 375kW/650Nm 3.0-litre inline six engine codenamed ‘S58’ which is the twin-turbocharged big brother of the B58 engine used in the Toyota Supra and BMW Z4, among others.

The Touring will sit above the non-Competition M3 and M4 models, which produce 353kW of power and 550Nm of torque.

As revealed in the official teaser image, the M3 wagon will have quad tailpipes and a prominent rear diffuser.

Extra goodies we can expect to see as options for the Touring include carbon ceramic brakes, a carbon exterior package, and carbon bucket seats.

When it arrives locally, the M3 Touring will be a competitor for the likes of the Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 Estate and Audi RS4 Avant.

For those who can’t wait that long, the M3 sedan and M4 coupe will be on sale in Australia in the next couple of months.

This will be the first M3 Touring to ever be released. More than two decades ago, an E46 M3 Touring was created but never saw production.

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Zak Adkins
Zak Adkins is a Contributor at CarExpert.
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