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BMW News: Rumorpile: Next M3 To Go With An Inline-Six?


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William Maley

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 07:30 AM

William Maley
Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com
June 21, 2012

The saga of what will power the next BMW M3 soliders on. So far, the leading contender is a twin-turbo V6. However, German website BimmerToday says the inline-six will be under the hood.

Sources tell BimmerToday that BMW will equip the next M3 with 3.2L inline-six delivering 450 HP (480 HP with a performance package) and reach a top speed of 300 KPH (186 MPH). The fundamentals of the new engine come from the current M3’s 4.0L V8.

Sources also reveal that BMW had built some prototype V6 engines for testing under the codename of "Apollo".

We’ll see if the next M3 comes with a V6, inline-six, or something completely different when the production model is shown next year.

Source: BimmerToday via BMWBlog

William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 10:25 AM

BMW could last minute change their mind, but for now, I think they will stick with tried and true I6 engine.
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 12:49 PM

The M3 made its mark with the I6. No reason not to use it.
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