• Jan 19th 2009 at 8:31PM
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Click above to view more BMW M3 Touring renderings by Jon Sibal

Some of us live in the real world, while other spend time in Fantasyville. Jon Sibal falls into the latter, and we're happy for it. The talented illustrator had given us glimpses of upcoming supercars – including the Ferrari Scuderia Spider, Mercedes SLR Speedster (later revealed as the Stirling Moss edition) and Aston Martin One-77 – before the manufacturers have released official pictures. So what would Sibal drive himself? Well, needless to say, it doesn't exist (yet), but while you might think it'd be some fantastic derivative of an upcoming supercar, what Jon has picked out for himself is a BMW M3 Touring wagon.

The current-generation M3 is currently made in three bodystyles: the E90 sedan, E92 coupe and E93 convertible. If you were high astute enough to follow the psychedelic pinball counting cartoon on Sesame Street as a child, you'll have noticed that the E91 is missing from the equation. That's the designation for the current 3 Series station wagon. BMW's anticipated to roll out an M3 wagon sometime in the next few months, but Sibal's not waiting around, and has given us these renderings to hold us over. While he was at it, he dropped the ride height down to the floor with a KW coil-over suspension, fitted a titanium exhaust, AC Schnitzer spoilers front and back, BBS mags coated in Yokohama rubber and Brembo eight-pot brakes, then added a supercharger to the M3's V8 and painted it satin white for good measure. Not too shabby, and not too far-fetched, either. Who knows, if Sibal earns what he deserves, maybe this fantasy can become reality when BMW unleashes the latest M3 Touring on the world.


[Source: JonSibal.com via BMW Blog]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      X6 who? This is performance + utility.
        • 6 Years Ago
        You said it buddy. THIS is how it's done. And in my opinion this is wayyy hotter.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Perhaps they shouldn't have used the ugly sedan taillights, even if they do look better tinted.
      • 6 Years Ago
      PLease Please Please, but since we do not get the M5 Touring either... even if it was made, We have to settle for the S4 avant... We cannot even get teh rs4 avant!
        • 6 Years Ago
        You can't get an S4 Avant in the US anymore either. The only wagons in this class you that can get in the US now are the Audi A4 2.0T and the BMW 328i xdrive/sdrive. Mercedes doesn't even offer the C class wagon here at all anymore.

        Personally, I think that there is (very small) market for an M3 wagon, and some tuner could probably make a few sales doing the conversion combining a used 325i/328i wagon and a used E90 M3. You'd need to fab a few custom parts such as the rear fenders. The remaining parts should roughly form a 325i/328i sedan which could be sold off to fund the conversion, or just parted out.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Don't get me wrong, I love wagons, especially sporty. This, I don't like. There is just something about it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Tinted tail lights, oversized wheels, so low it's practially riding on bump stops... Euro rice. Puke!


      • 6 Years Ago
      Sorry, as a bonafide Touring fan and owner, this renderer has not done the future legacy of the M3 Touring justice. It would have been more exciting if he stuck to the basics and depicted what a real M3 Touring would look like. Too low, too wide, aftermarket spoilers all detract from a realistic rendered speculation. Back to the drawing board please.

      On the flip side, it is damn exciting that a real M3 Touring might reveal itself "in the next few months". Damn exciting!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Don't count on that. I believe Autoweek is a bit behind on their news. An M Divisions official was quoted recently in a magazine saying that the M3 Touring is dead (along with the M3 CSL). The weak market for such a car was blamed.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Boy this car screams...."I'm married now, a wuss, but still a yuppie. My wife cut my balls off but I still need to emasculate myself...especially when picking up and dropping off my son at the local school....you know...gotta look good for those MILFS...can't be beaten by a 20 year old punk in an RSX or anything....meh...who cares anyway...future problems are my kid's problems...I'll be dead by then."



      • 6 Years Ago
      This looks HOT. If only BMW would release hot wagons/estates like Audi used to. There's definitely a market for it.

      And I'm SO glad they used the decent sedan taillights and not those heinous coupe taillights. I'd prefer something altogether better than either of them, but if they're forced to use one or the other, the sedan taillights are much nicer-looking than the coupe ones that are all thin and weird.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I would even be happy with a 335 version of the wagon.

      Stick shift too, of course.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I second that. A 335i Touring would be in my driveway before you could say ausguscietznet (to borrow a VW saying). And a 335d Touring would be right beside it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I must be getting old, or it's just the responsible parent in me, but, I WANT ONE!!!

      I've never salivated over a wagon, or anything with 5 doors, until now!
      • 6 Years Ago
      CTS-V SportWagon vs. E63 AMG vs. M3 Touring.

      Wagons were made to haul stuff. These wagons were made to haul ass!
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is how it's done.
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