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.
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.
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