Maybe it's time to lobby BMW again?
To the majority of car owners, the station wagon, or touring car, is an outdated body style that died a quiet death sometime in the early 2000s. But ask any gearhead and they'll tell you how cool station wagons can be, especially when they're fast. Cars like the Audi RS6 Avant prove that modern performance station wagons are the coolest cars on the road, and now BMW has teased us its upcoming BMW M3 Touring G81 once again.
BMW fans have been begging for a touring version of its M3 for ages, and we first started seeing teasers of the vehicle back in 2020, with more images and teasers being released earlier this year. Now we get a pretty good glance at it, and it looks awesome.
In the nature-documentary style video, the narrator describes BMW's M family of cars as a pack of animals (most likely wolves) making their annual journey into the mountains to perform certain rituals that guarantee the continuation of the breed. The video shows the BMW M3 driving alongside the M4, M5 and M2. At the end of the video, the M3 Touring is revealed for a few brief seconds, and wears the same camo we've seen in previous teasers.
What we know so far is that the M3 Touring will feature standard all-wheel drive, a dual-clutch gearbox, and a 3.0-liter twin-turbo straight-six with 473 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. BMW has already hinted at a Nurburgring record for wagons with the new M3, and we see no reason why it shouldn't be able to get close to Ring kings such as the Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon, which set a time of 7:45.19.
The latest teaser video will surely spark a renewed wave of interest in this German sports car, but Americans will have to dream on. In January it was confirmed that BMW would not be bringing the M3 wagon to the US, despite enthusiasts pleading with the German manufacturer to reconsider. According to BMW USA, it just doesn't make business sense. All we can do is watch the official videos, daydream, and wait for someone to build a custom M3 wagon in their backyard. The true American way.