BMW might finally put the M3 shine onto a wagon for the first time in its history, but us North Americans aren’t going to get it in our showrooms, which seems a bit unfair.

The M treatment is traditionally reserved for two-door BMWs and sometimes four-doors.

Even BMW’s crossovers get hotted-up suspension and engine tuning, but never before has an “M” badge been put on a wagon body style, and that’s a little bit heartbreaking.

Wagons offer more capability than a standard car while retaining good looks and driving dynamics.

Stepping up to a crossover is basically a signal you care more about storage than actual driving enjoyment, but with BMW’s G21 3-Series Touring, the best of both worlds is finally coming together… for Europeans.

Autocar reports if built, the wagon would have up to 500 horsepower from a tuned 3.0-litre twin-turbo straight-six. That’s a lot of oomph to carry your skis around.

Rumours are also circling about the all-wheel-drive system from the M5 being made available as an option.

C’mon, BMW, stop teasing us! It would be so easy and cheap to build the M3 Touring, just put all the good stuff from your other cars into a G21 wagon body, and boom! You’re taking the food right off the plates of Audi and Mercedes, and we know you hate them.

At the end of the day, though, the M3 Touring is still a rumour: it’s not confirmed that BMW will build it at all. We’ll find out more as the new M3 is revealed in four-door trim at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor show.

Source: Driving

October 31, 2018