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    M3 TOURING

    hi all. Finally bmw are bringing a m3 estate / touring to the market. Looks good to me. Some rendered images
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    Finally something comes along to rival the Audi RS4/6 avant Ö they have had the market space to themselves of late

    Iím still not sure about the new bmw grilles though, my boss just got a new x5 and the are massive!


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    Not looked at the latest 3 series, but historically the tourings have had tiny boots (I discounted one because of this).

    Think of it more as a hot hatch M3, but the boot does undermine its status as a challenger to an RS4 for many.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    Not looked at the latest 3 series, but historically the tourings have had tiny boots (I discounted one because of this).

    Think of it more as a hot hatch M3, but the boot does undermine its status as a challenger to an RS4 for many.

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    Not wrong there, the Audi is massive in the back but I think itís based on the current 3 series touring which even with 4wd has a decent boot. Not class leading but a very competent car in terms of space


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    Wish they would bring back the M5 Touring

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    Not looked at the latest 3 series, but historically the tourings have had tiny boots (I discounted one because of this).

    Think of it more as a hot hatch M3, but the boot does undermine its status as a challenger to an RS4 for many.

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    I think the latest Audi A4 and 3 series boot space is the same nowadays
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    Having owned several M3's in the past this really excites me and I was seriously considering putting a deposit down, but unfortunately it wasn't financially possible. I have no doubt it will be fantastic and engine-wise better than the next W206 C63 wagon, which will be using a 4 cylinder hybrid powertrain :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtagrant View Post
    Wish they would bring back the M5 Touring
    Shame about the lack of a v10 though.. that noise !


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    There was always the 335D Touring, okay it's not so 'in your face' and as powerful as the new M3 but still a rapid car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lenlec View Post
    hi all. Finally bmw are bringing a m3 estate / touring to the market. Looks good to me. Some rendered images
    https://postimg.cc/gallery/LFGkyD2
    Some test car shots and more info here:
    https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-...g-on-ice/45223

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornish Bob View Post
    There was always the 335D Touring, okay it's not so 'in your face' and as powerful as the new M3 but still a rapid car.

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    I had a go in the 340i touring. 375bhp
    A really quick refined estate and 4wd
    All the car you need ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBanks View Post
    Having owned several M3's in the past this really excites me and I was seriously considering putting a deposit down, but unfortunately it wasn't financially possible. I have no doubt it will be fantastic and engine-wise better than the next W206 C63 wagon, which will be using a 4 cylinder hybrid powertrain :(
    The Merc might be a boring 4 cyl but on figures with the electric itís still going to be 653hp which isnít going to make it a slow coach.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Finally something comes along to rival the Audi RS4/6 avant Ö they have had the market space to themselves of late
    Did you forget about the C63 and E63 wagons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lenlec View Post
    hi all. Finally bmw are bringing a m3 estate / touring to the market. Looks good to me. Some rendered images
    https://postimg.cc/gallery/LFGkyD2
    I thought you had put a deposit down on Macan GTS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aa388 View Post
    The Merc might be a boring 4 cyl but on figures with the electric itís still going to be 653hp which isnít going to make it a slow coach.


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    Very true, but the total package for me includes a nice sounding engine. I certainly wouldn't write it off as I recently bought a Mercedes after 8 BMW's and I don't think I'll be going back to BMW for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aa388 View Post
    The Merc might be a boring 4 cyl but on figures with the electric itís still going to be 653hp which isnít going to make it a slow coach.


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    Koenigsegg can make a 3-cylinder engine produce 600+ BHP, so the idea of needing lots of cylinders is rather a thing of the past now, especially as everything is muted anyway.

    It'll be a while, though, before people can accept a 4 cylinder supercar, I suspect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtagrant View Post
    Wish they would bring back the M5 Touring
    What a car - still miss mine to this day!

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    The whole 'giant grille' thing makes me a little indifferent TBH.

    I am sure it will be epic, but who the hell in BMW signed it off?
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    WellÖ apart from that grill, it looks great.
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegamanic View Post
    WellÖ apart from that grill, it looks great.
    Agree mate - as a confirmed BMW fan who has had a few over the years, I just do not understand why/where this abomination came from!.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    Agree mate - as a confirmed BMW fan who has had a few over the years, I just do not understand why/where this abomination came from!.
    Think I read somewhere about a larger grill being more attractive to the China market.

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    They can do a larger grill without it looking like that though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    Koenigsegg can make a 3-cylinder engine produce 600+ BHP, so the idea of needing lots of cylinders is rather a thing of the past now, especially as everything is muted anyway.

    It'll be a while, though, before people can accept a 4 cylinder supercar, I suspect.

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    While not a super car my M3 is a 4 pot and sounds great at 7000rpm!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaytip View Post
    Did you forget about the C63 and E63 wagons?
    No but slightly different formula Ö the new ones admittedly about to arrive are hybrid

    But old e63 .. itís a bit like comparing a sledge hammer to a scalpel in the Audi, one is precise .. the others makes a butt load of noise and is a bit of a yob


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    Quote Originally Posted by lenlec View Post
    I had a go in the 340i touring. 375bhp
    A really quick refined estate and 4wd
    All the car you need ?
    Someone I work with has a 340d (I think) itís the x drive also and an absolute flying machine
    I think itís around the 340hp mark but as with all diesels .. that wave of torque is relentless, they do make a good car, I bet the 340i is a hoot with those figures


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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Someone I work with has a 340d (I think) itís the x drive also and an absolute flying machine
    I think itís around the 340hp mark but as with all diesels .. that wave of torque is relentless, they do make a good car, I bet the 340i is a hoot with those figures


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    It was really quick. Someone on ph forum Said the xdrive m3 does 0 - 60 in under 3 seconds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lenlec View Post
    It was really quick. Someone on ph forum Said the xdrive m3 does 0 - 60 in under 3 seconds.
    Impressive figures, Iím a big BMW fan, but you know the only thing that puts me off is the current styling


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