A new spy video of the 2014 BMW M3 surfaces on the interwebs. As seen in previous spy shots and videos, the M3 sedan sports the typical wide track, an M front bumper, full LED headlights, and the signature four exhaust pipes at the rear.
The design of the 2014 BMW M3 Sedan builds atop the newly unveiled F30 3 Series and will incorporate the typical M design cues, both on the inside and outside. Update: BMWNA says the 2013 BMW M3 Sedan will continue to use the E90 platform. The redesigned M3 comes to market as a 2014 model.
Hidden underneath the psychedelic camouflage lay aerodynamic elements, along with convex and concave panels, reinforce once again the “Motorsport” in the badge.
BMW will continue to offer the new M3 in three body variants: sedan, coupe and convertible. Just a few weeks ago, our sources spoke to us on the naming convention of the new M3 and M4 offerings. The M3 sedan will carry the internal code F80, while the M4 coupe takes on the F82 code.
Judging by the engine sound featured in the video below, the M3 prototype does not have the V8 powerplant under the hood, but rather a six-cylinder unit.
Our sources say that for the past year BMW has been testing different powerplants in M3 prototypes, from inline-six turbo engines, to a newly designed and unique V6.
What will be the final powerplant choice? We are inclined to believe that BMW will indeed push the envelope with a special V6 engine that might utilize three turbochargers. The engine should produce around 450 horsepower.
[Video: InsideLine ]