I Remember when many wondered, to see some prototype hidden away long ago, why BMW is not launching an M3 Touring. However, the sport versions in the range of the German manufacturer have been pull to power a diesel engine, the M550d is in the 5-Series, X5 and X6. That’s why BBM Motorsport has been put to work to create the BMW M3 Touring with a diesel engine, a car they call BBM 350d 3T.
The operation has been simple. Have caught a BMW 3 Series Touring from the previous generation with mechanical 30d, a saloon family powerful with a diesel engine that many of them would be enough. It wasn’t for the coach, who has installed the engine of the M550d under the hood. As was still little, have re-worked the mechanics to extract up to 400 horsepower.
To get an idea, the engine of the M550d is a block diesel 6-cylinder 3.0-liter that comes supercharged by three turbochargers. Serial throws a 381-horsepower, being the benchmark for sports cars with a diesel engine of BMW M.
BBM has placed it in this 3 Series Touring and recalibrated the electronics to get a final figure of 440 horsepower and 850 Nm of torque. To give you an idea, this kind of M3 diesel with bodywork family is more powerful not only that the M3 of the same age, but also that the current M3 with its 431 horsepower.
The trainer has not been stopped after the graft of the engine and has placed the front and rear axles from the M3 in this Series 3 modified. The suspension handles a group adjustable Clubsport signed by KW, while that of the brake handle a few discs of 380 mm and 350 mm at the rear with calipers 6 and 4 pistons respectively. The tires are Michelin Pilot Sport on 19-inch alloy wheels are the ones that transmit the power to the ground.
there are Not too many changes in the look of this 3 Series Touring of 44 horses, beyond the sports package of the manufacturer or the wheels of 19 inch Z-Performance. On the inside two backets are in charge of giving life to a sporty-looking family able to accelerate 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and reach a point of 296 km/h. Come on, if I had to be a BMW M3 Touring with a diesel engine all aim for to this BBM 350d 3T.
BMW Series 3
From 30.800 euro