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.
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.
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.
Of course, ticking underneath is the 3.0-liter twin-turbo in-line-six with 510hp and 650Nm, mated 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.