There was always something special going on to stage the all-new BMW M4 CSL – a car we’ve spent decades patiently waiting for. But the wait for a station wagon version of the M3 has been longer. We have even forgiven BMW for its endless construction for the car’s official unveiling; That’s how excited we are about ‘the distillation of technological prowess and know-how from the BMW M3 and M4 family, combined with the practicality of a five-door touring model’. You see? Not even a press release from BMW can dampen the urge.
And now we finally have a date. And a time. And yes, a location. BMW has confirmed that the first M3 Touring will ever have its world premiere at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2022 – specifically at. 10:00 on Thursday the 23rd This is exceptionally good, not just because it’s obviously the perfect setting, but also because it means thousands (and thousands) of UK based enthusiasts (mostly PHs) will be in able to see the car in the flesh in front of everyone else. Who knows – the sight of the new rear end may persuade some people to forgive the M3’s much more controversial front …
If that does not work, there is always the new CSL to consider. It will also be at Goodwood for the UK public debut. Both cars drive up the hill every day during the festival in the category ‘First Glance’. If that was not already enough, BMW has said it will also show a ‘high-performance’ M3 Touring with various performance parts fitted. Oh yes, and it’s getting even better – there’s the little question of M GmbH’s 50th anniversary to consider, a milestone not only celebrated by ‘Central Feature’ showing iconic models and an expansive BMW M on the Trackside stand , but also a whole bunch of historic cars driving up the hill all weekend.
“There can be no better place to celebrate our 50th anniversary than among our fans at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, surrounded by the iconic cars that have cemented our position in motorsport history,” remarked Frank van Meel, CEO of BMW M “But we will also spend our time at the world-famous event looking to the future with a selection of exciting new models from our innovative electrified line-up and the global premiere of the long-awaited first BMW M3 Touring ever.” as clear, Frank.