BMW M3 Touring Nurburgring Time: 7:35.060 minutes

bmw m3 touring nurburgring time 735 060 minutes
2023 BMW M3 Touring Rendering

We’re just days away from the unveil of the first ever BMW M3 Touring and despite an early leak, the teaser campaigns continue in Munich. In this new video, BMW M takes the M3 Touring to the famous Nurburgring track recording its official time. According to the M, the BMW M3 Touring lapped the Green Hell in 7:35.06 minutes. In comparison, the BMW M4 CSL lapped the track in 7 minutes 20.207 seconds.

BMW M3 Touring will come only in Competition xDrive-spec. Meaning it will get a 3.0-liter twin-turbo I6, making 503 horsepower (510 PS), and an eight-speed automatic, with all-wheel drive. It’s safe to say the M3 Touring will weigh more than the all-wheel-drive M4 Coupe Competition and won’t benefit from the BMW CSL’s bump in power. An M3 Touring is likely to weigh a little over 4,000 pounds seeing as how the M3 Competition xDrive weighs just under that threshold.

Competition xDrive models are going to be the most popular M3/M4 models by far and away, once they’re on sale for awhile. So it only makes sense to fit the relatively limited-run M3 Touring with the most popular running gear. The top speed is normally limited to 250 km/h, but with the M Driver’s Package this electronic limit can be pushed up quite a bit to 280 km/h. No other variants of the M3 Touring will be made, so don’t get your hopes up for a manual, rear-wheel drive version.

BMW has already shown the 2023 M3 Sedan with the iDrive 8 so it doesn’t come as a surprise its wagon sibling is also getting the side-by-side screen setup. On the left, there’s a fully digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster joined by a larger 14.9-inch touchscreen to mirror the lesser versions of the 3 Series LCI.

The M3 Touring will celebrate its world premiere at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, a four-day event kicking off on June 23 and ending on June 26. Interestingly, the long-roof M3 will be joined by the first-ever M3 Touring MotoGP Safety Car. Unfortunately, the BMW M3 Touring is only bound for the European market, which means North American buyers are out of luck.

[Top Rendering: SRK Designs on Instagram]


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