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2023 Singapore Motor Show: BMW M3 Touring enters the ASEAN region

Everyone’s dream wagon from Munich is now a lot closer to us

The M3 Touring is the most desirable M car to come out of Munich in recent years. PHOTO BY SAM SURLA

Car enthusiasts around the world collectively drooled when BMW decided to unleash the M3 Touring to the automotive world, giving all fathers around the world another dream car to aspire to after surrendering themselves to having a practical family hauler.

The high-performance wagon has made its ASEAN debut at the 2023 Singapore Motor Show, and it’s just as crazy in the metal.

Everyone can agree that this is one sexy back, for sure. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

As a refresher, you are essentially looking at a G80 M3 Competition complete with the controversial front end and staggered M light alloy wheels. Things change up (for the better) when you head to the back, with an extended roof, a Gurney flap, and a roof spoiler to aid with aerodynamics.

Bring the kids to school at eight; head to the Nurburgring at nine. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

The cabin features the all-new BMW Curved Display with M-specific customizations across two screens, carbon trim all around, and adjustable M Sport seats upholstered in Yas Marina Blue and Yellow. This can be customized if you don’t like the funky colors.

The rear bench has more headroom thanks to the extended roofline, but the star of the show is the massive boot with 500L of cargo capacity.

With the straight-six S58 engine lurking underneath, the M3 needs to have the parts to handle all that power. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

Of course, ticking underneath is the 3.0-liter twin-turbo in-line-six with 510hp and 650Nmmated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. With the M Driver’s Package, the top speed can reach 280km/h.

While Singapore is a right-hand-drive country, that doesn’t entirely rule out the possibility of SMC Asia Car Distributors Corporation, the distributor of BMW cars in the Philippines, bringing the wagon to our shores, most likely introducing it in limited quantities.

Sam Surla

Sam is the youngest member of our editorial team. And he is our managing editor (believe it or not). He specializes in photography and videography, but he also happens to like writing about cars a lot.