Keep in mind once we talked concerning the BMW M3 Touring coming to the USA? Effectively, it’s lastly right here in all of its long-roof glory. Earlier than you get too excited, the G81 isn’t happening sale in North America. As a substitute, the aftermarket specialists at dÄHLer have determined to ship it over to the US for the KIES Auto Present that happened final weekend on the Atco Raceway in New Jersey.
Eagle-eyed viewers will discover there’s no license plate on the automobile, and that’s as a result of the family-friendly M3 can’t be legally pushed within the US. Naturally, the G81 was decked out with dÄHLer upgrades, despite the fact that the automobile isn’t on the market within the nation. Whereas that will appear a bit bizarre, the wagon isn’t actually all that completely different from the G80 M3 Sedan you should buy stateside, so most of the goodies are appropriate. One of the vital notable upgrades is the exhaust system, lending the inline-six a raspy soundtrack that may be altered courtesy of a valve management system through the use of a distant.
This G81 additionally occurs to have a suspension decreasing package to convey the automobile nearer to the highway on customized 21-inch cast wheels on low-profile Michelin tires. Not solely that however Switzerland-based dÄHLer additionally labored on the twin-turbo 3.0-liter engine to extract 612 horsepower or roughly an additional 100 ponies in comparison with the usual automobile. As a refresher, BMW sells the M3 Touring completely as a Competitors model with the upper specification of the S58 engine and all-wheel drive.
Shipped all the way in which from Switzerland, the efficiency wagon painted in Skyscraper Gray has Silverstone/Black leather-based. BMW doesn’t supply a carbon fiber roof possibility on the M3 Touring as solely the M3 Sedan (and even the M340i/M340d Sedan) might be ordered with the light-weight panel.
Though this automobile will stay a forbidden fruit, People can take consolation from realizing the larger M5 Touring (G99) shall be out there after its world premiere sooner or later in 2024.
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