New BMW Shooting Brake Concept is Giving us Z3 M Clownshoe Feels

Cars, Features I By Justin Cornelison I May 22, 2023

Over the last couple decades, BMW has made some curious design choices to say the least.  With the debut of the BMW Concept Touring Coupe, the German automaker has finally delivered a stunning shooting brake creation that pays homage to one of their most revered models (my favorite, anyway), the BMW Z3 M Coupe. Let’s explore the design elements and driving prowess of both these remarkable vehicles, highlighting their unique qualities and the spirit they embody.

The Debut of the Concept Touring Coupe

The BMW Concept Touring Coupe made its grand debut at an international auto show, captivating automotive enthusiasts and industry experts alike. The unveiling of this concept car marked a significant milestone for BMW, showcasing their Designworks studio vision for the future while paying tribute to an iconic model from their past. The Concept Touring Coupe seamlessly blends modern design elements with classic influences, resulting in a truly mesmerizing vehicle that demands attention.


A Familiar Yet Futuristic Aesthetic: When looking at the BMW Concept Touring Coupe, it is impossible not to draw shooting brake comparisons to the legendary Z3 M Coupe. The new concept car exudes a sporty and muscular presence, characterized by its low-slung profile, aggressive stance, and powerful proportions. The elongated hood, short overhangs, and muscular wheel arches are design cues reminiscent of the Z3 M Coupe, invoking a sense of nostalgia for BMW enthusiasts.

However, the Concept Touring Coupe takes the design language a step further, infusing it with futuristic and avant-garde elements. The striking front fascia features a prominent kidney grille, flanked by sleek laser headlights that add a touch of modernity to the overall design. The aerodynamically sculpted body lines seamlessly flow towards the rear, accentuating the coupe-like silhouette. The rear end boasts sleek LED taillights, a dual exhaust system, and a subtle integrated spoiler, further enhancing the concept’s dynamic appeal.

Driving Dynamics

A Legacy of Excellence: The BMW Z3 M Coupe has long been celebrated as one of the best-driving modern BMWs, known for its exceptional handling and performance. Its compact dimensions, rear-wheel drive, and powerful engine options made it a favorite among driving enthusiasts. The Concept Touring Coupe aims to capture that spirit and take it to new heights.

While technical details of the Concept Touring Coupe’s performance capabilities are yet to be unveiled, it is safe to assume that BMW will equip this concept with the latest advancements in powertrain and chassis technologies. From improved suspension systems to advanced electronic aids, the Concept Touring Coupe is poised to deliver an exhilarating driving experience worthy of its predecessors.

The BMW Concept Touring Coupe stands as a testament to the automaker’s commitment to innovation and design excellence. By paying homage to the legendary Z3 M Coupe, BMW has created a concept car that not only captivates with its stunning aesthetics but also promises an unforgettable driving experience. With a harmonious blend of classic influences and modern advancements, the Concept Touring Coupe embodies the spirit of the best-driving modern BMWs of the last 25 years. Enthusiasts and automotive aficionados eagerly anticipate the production version of this concept, as it holds the promise of being a remarkable addition to the BMW lineup.

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