BMW fully revealed its long-awaited – and first – M3 Touring wagon this week ahead of an in-the-metal premiere at the imminent Goodwood Festival of Speed.

    But let’s be honest; processed press pictures of grey and black cars aren’t a patch on real-life shots, which our spy photographers in Europe have since sent across.

    Check out this lurid green M3 Touring, showing us more accurately what to expect when we see the lairy load-lugger hit Australia in the first quarter of 2023.

    The bright Isle of Man Green paintwork is contrasted with gloss black wheels, skirts, front and rear bumpers/diffusers, roof rails, mirrors, and spoilers.

    The low-slung, long-roofed Audi RS4 Avant rival would look at home on the front page of BMW Individual, the Bavarian brand’s customisation department.

    As we know, the BMW M3 Touring uses the M3 Competition engine: a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged inline-six with 375kW of power and 650Nm of torque, mated to an eight-speed transmission and variable all-wheel drive with an active rear differential.

    Expect a zero to 100km/h dash time of just 3.6 seconds.

    The M3 Touring actually just became the fastest production wagon around the Nurburgring, beating the Mercedes-AMG E63 S by 10 seconds.

    Practicality-wise, the rear-seat backrests can be split in a 40:20:40 arrangement, and the 500L boot is 20L up on the sedan. There are also anti-slip rails that rise up from the floor.

    Keen on the quad-piped M3 Touring? Read our full launch reveal story.

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    Mike Costello
    Mike Costello is a Senior Contributor at CarExpert.
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