2021 BMW M3 Touring

Even though the M3 wagon isn't going to make it to our shores, we're getting our first listen of the twin-turbo six that'll power the new M3 and M4.
The 2021 BMW M3 Touring isn't coming to the U.S. But we're not mad, BMW, just disappointed. BMW M just posted a video on Instagram of the hot-rod wagon leaving its headquarters in Germany, making us even more jealous of the Europeans, and we're also getting further confirmation that the M3 will have the same gargantuan grille as the new 4-Series. BMW, can you rethink some of your decisions?

The Touring's aggressively good-looking squared-off hindquarters, briefly visible in the Instagram clip, helps make up for the fact that the M3 is getting the same controversial big mouth as the M4. The rear diffuser and quad-tip exhaust make it look even more compelling than the standard 3-Series Touring, which we also don't get in the States. Note to BMW: America needs more fast wagons. We're more than happy with the RS6 Avant wagon, but as always, we want more.

Like the M3 sedan and M4 coupe, the M3 Touring will be powered by BMW's new S58 twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six. The standard inline-six will produce 473 horsepower, and it will come standard with a six-speed manual (#SaveTheManuals). There will also be a more powerful 503-hp Competition model, which will send power to the rear wheels through a ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic. Excuse us as we daydream about manual performance wagons.

The 2021 BMW M3 is set to make its official debut next month alongside the M4, so theoretically, it's not too late for BMW to change its mind about the wagon, but it's not likely. Pricing is expected to start at around $68,000 for the standard M3.