New details for next generation BMW M3 emerge

More details about the upcoming BMW M3 (rendered image shown above) have emerged. As we have reported earlier, the new M3 will be offered for the first time with a turbocharged straight-six engine, replacing the glorious naturally-aspirated V8 of the current car. This engine is tipped to be a heavily reworked version of the N55 unit found under the bonnet of the M135i and the 640i.

The powerplant will probably produce around 335kW (450hp/456PS) and 650Nm (480 lb-ft) of torque, to keep up with key rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG and the Audi RS5.

It will be paired exclusively with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, likely to be the same unit found in the M5, albeit revised for its application in the M3. Also for the first time on an M3, the steering will be electro-mechanical to save weight and reduce emission, while the electronic M differential will remain.

The next generation BMW M3 is expected to offer a three-stage dynamic damper control, like its M5 and M6 siblings. The F80 M3 will carry over its unitary steel structure from the E92 model, but will be constructed extensively out of aluminium to get the car under the 1605kg kerb weight of the last model.

Source: Autocar

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