New 2025 BMW M3 CS Touring spied: Munich's wicked wagon gets serious | CAR Magazine

New 2025 BMW M3 CS Touring spied: Munich's wicked wagon gets serious

Published: 22 April 2024

► BMW M3 CS Touring spied
► Fast estate follows saloon recipe
► Brawnier, lighter wagon to come

You’re looking at what we believe to be the new 2025 BMW M3 CS Touring – a pumped-up, go-faster version of the range-topping 3-series.

It follows the template set by the M3 saloon, which typically comes in regular, Competition and – eventually – CS specs, before occasionally firing up GTS and further low-volume specials. This is the first official BMW M3 estate car and these fresh spy photos suggest the wicked wagon is staying true to type.

Our spies caught the new estate express on test in Germany ahead of an official debut expected in late 2024 or early 2025. Don’t forget to read our BMW M3 Touring long-term test diaries here.

BMW M3 CS Touring: what you need to know

Jigsaw identification makes the background on this one pretty straightforward: we expect the five-door estate to mimic the engineering changes made to the BMW M3 CS saloon. That car saw its price jump from £84k to £116k, so we can only conclude that the estate version will be priced north of £120k.

Expect the same S58 straight six petrol engine, breathed on by twin turbochargers massaging power up from the regular M3’s 503bhp to 543bhp (a round 550 metric horsepower). Detail changes include calibration of the eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive software.

New BMW M3 Touring CS is in the works

Expect some very modest weightsaving, including the use of carbonfibre weave in certain body panels to trim the kilos. Our sources suggest the front fascia, rear diffuser and rear spoiler are all down for a diet, but word is that the wagon will not get CFRP roof of the CS saloon.

Limited production numbers

This new 2025 BMW M3 Touring CS is part of the G81 family of 3-series estates and word is that production may be limited to around 2000 units. It’s almost certainly then bound to be a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it event, after the UK’s allocation of CS saloons were scooped up in an instant.

Look out for a special CS colour palette, carbonfibre bucket seats to squidge you in place for fast cornering and unique alloy wheel designs.

By Tim Pollard

Group digital editorial director, car news magnet, crafter of words