UPDATE: BMW M3 Touring price revealed for Australia

Australian pricing for the new and hotly anticipated 2023 BMW M3 Touring has been announced today, with the new hero wagon to enter from $177,500 before on-road costs.

More details to come shortly. Until then, catch up on our reveal story below, and check out our walkaround review video.

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June 22: BMW M3 Touring revealed


  • M3 Touring revealed with 1510 litre boot capacity
  • Australian examples to be sold in Competition xDrive trim
  • Local launch set for the first quarter of 2023

The 2023 BMW M3 Touring has officially been revealed – and it’s locked in for Australia next year.

After a long campaign of BMW teasers and spy shots, the covers are finally off the long-roof M3, with the high-performance Touring variant scoring equipment upgrades over its sedan and M4 coupe counterparts.

Following on from last month’s standard 3 Series facelift, the M3 Touring will feature BMW’s latest iDrive system and new curved display screen as standard equipment, merging the 12.3-inch digital dash with a 14.9-inch infotainment screen.

Available in just one spec, the Touring will come to Australia in Competition guise, with its 3.0-litre, twin-turbo straight-six engine producing 375kW of power and 650Nm of torque, mated to an eight-speed torque-converter automatic gearbox.

Unlike the existing M3 and M4, locally delivered Tourings will be exclusively sold with BMW’s xDrive all-wheel-drive system, allowing the wagon to complete the 0-100km/h sprint in a time of just 3.6 seconds – roughly 0.3 seconds faster than its rear-wheel-drive siblings.

Pushing on to 200km/h from a standing start in 12.9 seconds, the Touring will go on to a top speed of 250km/h in standard guise while those who opt for the M Driver’s Package can have this increased to 280km/h.

Just like the rear-wheel-drive offerings, the M3 Touring’s 2WD mode allows drivers to adjust how much wheel slip should be allowed by the traction and stability control systems, with 10 stages of adjustability giving experienced hands the means to perform the perfect drift.

On the outside, the M3’s aggressive bodykit lends well to the Touring, with its frameless kidney grille, side air intakes, pumped out wheel arches and prominent side skirts all setting it apart from the regular 3er.

Although it’s hard to see on darker models, every M3 Touring features a high-gloss black roof, roof rails and Gurney flap on its rear spoiler – a unique addition over the sedan.

Forged light-alloy wheels fill the guards, measuring up at 19-inches up front with 20-inch units on the back.

Heading back inside the cabin, electrically adjustable sports seats greet occupants, with Merino leather trim and feating functions fitted as standard.

Those with more of a track-focused approach can option carbon bucket seats, not only giving a firmer hold on the circuit but saving 9.6 kilograms over the standard units.

Where the M3 Touring shines is with its boot capacity. With the rear seats up, its 500 litre rear storage space provides a 20 litre increase over the sedan, but with the 40:20:40 split second row folded down, this goes up to a total of 1510 litres – identical to the Audi RS4 Avant, arguably its most direct rival.

Other equipment such as three-zone climate control, BMW Live Cockpit Plus, ambient lighting, a hi-fi speaker system and a head-up display are fitted as standard.

The M3 Touring is also loaded with safety technology, including; driving assistant professional (with steering and lane control assistant), active cruise control (with stop and go function), traffic light detection, active navigation, parking assistant reversing assistant, front collision warning, speed limit display (with no-overtaking indicator), lane departure warning and park distance control.

BMW Australia expects the first arrivals of the M3 Touring to land in Australia during the first quarter of 2023, with pricing and local specs to be announced closer to its launch.

The M3 sedan currently retails for $144,990 in standard guise with the Competition spec setting buyers back $154,900 before on-road costs.



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