It’s time for a BMW Touring showdown! We’ve got an F81 M3 Touring going head-to-head with the new BMW M340i xDrive Touring! Now we know what you BMW fanboys will be saying – BMW never made an F81 M3 Touring. And you’re right, they didn’t… So what you’re seeing here is a custom-built, one-of-a-kind exclusive.
The owner took a BMW 320d, and then took all the parts from an M3 F80 and built THIS! Not only that, but the engine’s also been tuned, so the 3-litre straight-six turbo now delivers 540hp & 680Nm!
Now it may have more power than the M340i, which can ‘only’ produce 374hp & 500Nm of torque, but it does have one advantage – it’s got all-wheel drive, whereas the M3 only has rear-wheel drive! Will it be enough to power the ‘M3 Lite’ to victory? You’ll have to keep watching to find out!