BMW hasn't exactly been forthcoming with many details when it comes to the new M3 Touring. It hardly needs to be: bringing together 'M3' and 'Touring' in the same model name is enough to have us hanging onto every M GmbH social media post like Taylor Swift fans. We trust you understand.
There are a couple of new details to see in this latest teaser at least, with the Touring obviously being put through its paces on the ice of Arjeplog. The first to note is the new side graphic - 'B'ring it on' - which you would have to assume points to a Nordschleife lap record attempt.
Why you ask? Well, because the standard car has proven itself decidedly capable in that respect - sportauto recorded 7:32 with an M4 - and also since AMG currently holds the fastest estate car accolade. Its time of 7:45.19 was set in September 2017, and it would be no surprise at all to find the M3 capable of going a little faster even with a likely power deficit. If the saloons are anything to go by, it'll be a close-run thing...
Additional details will take a keener eye to spot. It has been suggested this M3 will be based on a facelifted version of the 3 Series - no tweaks to the grille, it seems - as the standard car is approaching three years on sale. And BMW is nothing if not prompt on its 'Life Cycle Impulse' updates. Part of that refresh is likely to include iDrive 8, recently seen on the iX, with two vast screens linking the driver display and infotainment. Which would serve to make the current setup look a bit old hat.
The internet reckons this can be seen in the shape of the dashboard, but it would take a far more knowledgeable BMW eye than ours to tell the difference. Nevertheless, if the Touring does launch with iDrive 8, remember where you read it first (or possibly second). Note the orange bucket seats, too, already a trademark of this generation. Good luck keeping them pristine with a family onboard, though...
Of course, we're still short of many other details - although BMW has confirmed a preliminary MPG of 27.43 (predictably close to the figure quoted for the saloon xDrive variant). Not that we'll stop gossiping just because we don't know the 0-62mph time yet. Quite the opposite, in fact.
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