BMW has been building hype for the M3 Turing for the first time in months, with many official teasers on top of the prototype, and before the expected launch of the performance wagon this summer, our spy photographers were able to capture it on public roads last time.
As far as the design of the car is concerned, it will be similar to the typical M3, with the obvious exceptions to the long roof, rear hatch and cargo area that makes it a wagon. In short, the bumper design, lighting and graphics should be just like the sedan. That being said, there are some mechanical differences between the Turing and the typical M3, still providing driving dynamics of an M badge value to accommodate heavy rear edges, mainly with suspension and chassis bracing.
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The M3 Turing’s engine will be the S58 twin-turbo 3.0L inline-six found in the M3 and M4 competition, producing the same 503 hp (510 PS / 375 kW) and 479 lb-ft (650 Nm) of torque. That engine is expected to integrate exclusively with the Automaker’s Xdrive all-wheel-drive system, which is in line with Turing’s practical wagon image. If so, the car probably won’t come with a manual transmission option, as BMW currently only offers AWD M3 and M4 with an 8-speed automatic.
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Thanks to the images provided by BMW for the 3-Series Mid-Cycle Refresh, we know the M3 Turing will get the new i4-style interior found in the Facelifted M3, centered around a huge curved display that integrates digital gauge clusters. The new iDrive 8 infotainment system in a single unit. The M3 Touring is expected to be fully unveiled this summer, probably in June, as part of BMW M’s 50th anniversary celebrations, which we know will include vehicles such as the M4 CSL and M3 CS.
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