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by James Ward

BMW is reportedly developing a wagon/estate variant of the M3 sedan to be revealed at this year’s Frankfurt Motorshow in September.

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According to Slovenian publication, Avto Magazin, the M3 Touring is on track to be unveiled in near production-ready form – similar to the way the F10 M5 Concept and F82 M4 Concept models were.

The move makes sense, giving BMW a direct challenger to the Mercedes-Benz C63 Estate and Audi RS4 Avant.

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If the M3 touring is to follow the sedan, we would expect to see the same 317kW/550Nm three-litre twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine under the bonnet, along with recent updates that were applied to the standard 3-Series range – including full LED tail lamps.

This would mark the first ever ‘official’ M3 wagon. A prototype E46 M3 Touring was built but never moved on to production.

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CarAdvice has claimed 2015 as the ‘Year of the Wagon‘, with a spread of new models and resurgence in sales of load-carrying variants seen in Australia this year.

Would you choose an M3 Touring over the sedan? Let us know in the comments below.




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