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The 2022 BMW M3 Touring is now officially official

Here's a better look at it as it hits the streets for testing

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Ok, shall we start with the good, or the (potentially) bad news first? Let's start with the good.

Remember when BMW released the teaser for the 2022 M3 Touring and broke the internet? Yeah, that one. The one with the dimly lit back end of the car. Well forget about that, because as you can see, the entirety of the car is now finally bare on show as it commences its public roads tests, as shown by BMW on their Instagram page.

Under the hood business will be as usual where the S58 3.0L inline-6 found currently inside the X3 M will be carried over, packing a minimum of 473 horses then all the way up to 510, depending on whether you pay extra for the higher trim levels. Still at the time of writing, there is no word on whether it will be gaining 3 pedals like with the M3/4, but for the better, assume there will be one.

Seeing from BMW's short clip, the usual M-car bits are also present in this Touring version, from anything to the double-pillar mirrors to the centered quad exhausts and most importantly, the ridiculously childish, but loveable, flared fenders. Except this time that instead the back end having a trunk, there is be a hatch, as expected on a wagon.

So the good stuff is now dealt with, now to the not-so-goods. More like 'good' in singular form because there is only one thing.

Unless you are a serious life-dedicated BMW fan, you will be disappointed to know that the 'lung grilles' of the 4 Series and M3/4 is present on this M3 Touring too. Yeah. Still, there's the folks at Alpina with a gentler approach at the high performance BMW wagon. But in total fairness, BMW does claim this will be the wagon that is going to provide the most hoot whilst driving, so could that compensate for the looks for such a long-anticipated model that was missing across many generations? ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ, that's all I'm going to say for now.

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