Whether you’re a driver, a passenger, or both, there’s no denying that the BMW M3 Touring is an extraordinary piece of kit. It’s the first longroof M3 to reach production, and it offers all the dynamic prowess that you’ll find in the saloon but with the practicality and usability of an estate.
The engine is the same as the saloon, so it makes 503hp and 479lb ft of torque (slightly more than the 510hp and 525lb ft in the M3 Competition). It’s teamed up with an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive to help you make the most of its performance potential.
It’s a very impressive powertrain, and it’s the first time that BMW has offered a car with this kind of performance as an estate model. The result is a fast, surefooted, and composed ride, which is a very welcome feature for any car that’s going to do you much good on the road.
Driving in the Touring is an exhilarating experience, and it’s not just because of how quickly the car can take you from 0-60mph. It’s also because the braking is utterly impressive, and you’ll never be worried about overtaking in this car.
You’ll feel like a racer in the cabin, and you can tuck away your gear for trackdays with ease thanks to the generous boot space. Fold down the seats and you’ll get a huge 1,510 litres of luggage space that’ll easily fit suitcases and a golf bag.