M3 Wagon Could Be Announced at Geneva Motor Show

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BMW 3 Series Touring

BMW’s rumored wagon would compete against the Audi RS4 Avant and Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate.

For the longest time, the only way anyone could have an M3 wagon was to build it themselves. The M5 could be had from the factory as a wagon during the E34 and E60 eras, but it just wasn’t the same; it was too big, for starters.

The wait for an M3 wagon from Munich may soon be over, though. According to Autocar, the next-gen 3 Series will have a Touring model in the lineup, which might possibly include a version with the famed M badge.

Next-Gen BMW 3 Series Touring

Dubbed internally as G21, the new wagon’s backside will retain some of the styling of the outgoing wagon, while also taking cues from the current 5 Series estate, specifically with the roofline and tailgate angle. The tailgate will have retractable glass for dropping in small items without opening the whole deal, and total cargo room is expected to top out at over 17.65 cubic feet.

Next-Gen BMW 3 Series Touring Spy Shot

Should the M3 wagon make it to the assembly line, it will go after the likes of the Audi RS4 Avant and Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate on the Autobahn. However, if it does go to market, it will likely only be sold in its native Germany and other European countries, as the United States market has long been against the wagon in favor of crossovers, SUVs, and trucks. The standard 3 Series Sports Wagon, as it’s called in the U.S., is already a hard sell for all but BMW wagon fans, so an M3 wagon would be much harder to move out of the showroom.

Guess we’ll just keep making our own M3 wagons, then. Would be nice if we didn’t have to, though.

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

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