BMW insider Scott26 places the next generation F32/F33 M3′s power at approximately 450 PS, with room to be bumped up later. More extreme M3 variants will also likely be in the works, such as the possible return of an M3 CSL.
Here’s a new rumor out of The Roundel – instead of producing an F30 M3 sedan for the next generation of M3s, BMW will produce a Gran Turismo model in its place, based on the future standard 3-series GT. We’re not sure how valid this rumor is yet, however.
We have put together these educated speculations on the next generation F30/F32 M3, including potential power output (450hp), displacement (3.5l) and its turbo layout, paired to a seven speed DCT transmission. Details inside.
It’s long been accepted that the next generation F30 M3 will no longer be powered by a V8, but instead will be propelled by a turbo inline 6 engine. The question was which I6 engine – the N54, N55, or a new motor? The answer is that it will be based on the single turbo, twin scroll N55.
The German auto publication Auto Zeitung have begun to speculate on the next BMW M3 Coupe (F32). Whilst some of the details especially of the front end are very similar and not far from exact of the new 3er Sedan. The Coupe repeats the formula that begun with the current 3er Coupe (E92) and offers a car that is more sleeker and sportier than the relevant sedan. A Design formula that has made the E92 our most successful 3er Coupe yet.
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Based on the information leaked out about this street version of the successful BMW M3 GT2 racecar, Jon Sibal created a rendering of how the new BMW M3 GTS-R might possibly look like.
Tribute To Success.
BMW M3 GTS-R
All eyes are on the Ring for this weekends 24hr race and expectations are high particuliar for the M3 GT. If success beckons the next phase into the scaling down of the E92 could become apparent after the incoming M3 GTS stakes its claim in history. Plans are in the running for another ltd edition to eclipse the current and sold out GTS , success in this race is one factor , but also continuing success … CONTINUED
Feast your eyes and ears on the very first video of the recently spied high performance E92 M3 (CSL or GT4 street version racecar?) !!
With the E46 M3 CSL, people have been given a look into what BMW could do when it turned its direction towards lightweight and efficiency over the base M3.
With the introduction of the E92, many of you may remember all the buzz and talk about a possible E92M3 CSL. Remember the red test car?
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BMW M Manager has hinted that there may be a lineup of cars called the M-Sport line that will sit between the traditional M Cars and the standard BMW models
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As reported by EVO, the CEO of BMW M-division has further confirmed that the next gen M3 will receive a turbo 6-cylinder engine. Whether there will be twin turbos or inline configuration is yet to be confirmed.
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