The BMW M celebrates 50 years at the Goodwood Festival of Speed which takes place this June. As a highlight, the top motorsports division will showcase the BMW M3 Touring at its hill climb event, showing the world that fun cars can also be practical – or vice versa.
The upcoming M3 Touring will climb the famous Goodwood hill alongside the newly introduced BMW M4 CSL. In addition to the M3 Touring and M4 CSL, BMW will also showcase its lineup during the four-day event, including the BMW iX1, along with the i7, i4, and iX M60.
The BMW M3 Touring hill climb will take place on June 23, 2022, at 5:00 Eastern Time. The announcement comes with a shadow teaser of the long roof model, only showing us a graphic of the taillights coming from the M3.
We’ve seen the M3 Touring while testing it on various occasions. The five-door model will adopt the face of the M3, including a large vertical grille and large air inlets needed to cool the powerful engine inside the hood. Speaking of which, BMW has remained tight-lipped about the M3 Touring power plant until recently.
Meanwhile, the disguised prototype is constantly being seen with the phrase “Come on.” on its door panels. This refers to the Nürburgring testing session; it is believed that BMW will be looking for a ‘Record ring with a compact performance wagon. Rumor has it that the M3 Touring has clocked in a 7 minute 30 second range, which is 7 minutes 45 seconds from the Mercedes-AMG E63 S.
We will know more details towards the last week of June. For now, all we can do is wait until the official debut.