BMW’s latest front bumper took the automotive world by storm, and the M3 Touring did not avoid its dissonance. The recent release of the sedan variant in its Isle of Man green colourway made us wonder what it would look like on the bigger vehicle. Luckily, digital artist Magnus Matulat filled in the blanks and gave us a taste of the wagon in BMW’s production color swatches.
Before we spark a feud in the comments, we know that the wagon variant is unlikely to be available in US markets. As unfortunate as it may be, we’re still curious to see what it might look like under the guise of a different color – who knows, maybe it could serve to hide the most polarizing grid of recent times?
Whichever shade you choose, there is no doubt that the vehicle will feel great from the driver’s seat. It will allegedly use the same 3.0-liter biturbo inline-six engine from its sedan counterpart, capable of producing up to 503 horsepower (375 kilowatts) – not quite the numbers of the Audi RS6 Avant, but it looks like always to a powerful whole.
If renderings are anything to go by, it’s clear that the darker colors do a good job of silencing the kidney-shaped elephants in the room. Along with the less noticeable grilles, this brings the eye to focus on the aggro LED headlights and angular bumper lines. The same can be said at the rear of the vehicle where the darker body panels blend into the black diffuser, providing a much more reserved aesthetic.
On the other end of the spectrum, if you’re a fan of the new BMW look, you can leave it all lying around in Isle of Man Green, Sao Paolo Yellow, and Miami Blue colourways. Opinions aside, it’s good to know that the “ultimate driving machine” still lets performance speak for itself.