NEW M3 VARIANTS TESTING
Saloon and Convertible M3 testing at the 'Ring
Although the cars wear light disguise over some of their M specific details, the trademark quad exhaust pipes and power bulge bonnets can clearly be seen.
As can also be seen from the pictures, the convertible (the black car) uses the folding metal roof from the new 3 series convertible, unlike the soft fabric roof of the old E46 M3 Convertible. The saloon version (the silver car) is making a comeback since the days when it was offered as a variant on the E36 shape M3.
The much – rumoured M3 Touring remains a mystery, with the car supposedly testing in private. BMW board members are said to be watching closely the sales progress of the recently launched M5 Touring before making a decision on whether to expand the M3 range to a fourth model. If they go for it, don’t expect a Touring until late 2008.