Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com
February 6, 2012
With the new BMW 3-Series sedan making its way to dealerships, thoughts and spy lenses turn towards to the variations of the 3-Series. So far, the 3-Series touring, 3 or 4 Series coupe and convertible have been caught. Now, you can add the new M3 to the list.
The next M3 will be larger than the outgoing model. Differences between the M3 and regular 3-Series will include a wider front and rear track, larger tires, and body modifications. Carbon fiber components will be used throughout to help lower the weight.
Power will come from BMW’s tried and true inline-6 with turbochargers. BMW is wondering whether to go down the tri-turbocharger route to minimize turbo lag and bring power output to a new level. Rumor puts the horsepower rating between 450 to 500. A six-speed manual and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission will be available.
The next M3 will make its official debut within two years.
Source: Car & Driver