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Spy Video and Photos: F80 BMW M3

Spy Photos | March 16th, 2012 by 14
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The upcoming F80 BMW M3 was spied once again during the winter testing sessions. The 2014 BMW M3 Sedan builds atop the newly unveiled F30 …

The upcoming F80 BMW M3 was spied once again during the winter testing sessions.

The 2014 BMW M3 Sedan builds atop the newly unveiled F30 3 Series and will incorporate the usual M design cues, both on the inside and outside.

The prototypes spotted reveal a typical M3 with a wide track, M front bumper, square LED headlights, large brakes and the signature four exhaust pipes at the rear.

While BMW toyed with the idea of a V6 engine in the next M3, sources close to the company and our sister-magazine BimmerToday, say that the Garching-based division has settled on a six-cylinder turbocharged engine with a 3.3 liter displacement, a unique setup for the M car. The engine will produce around 450 horsepower and performance will most likely exceed the one of the current E90 M3.

Spy Video and Photos: F80 BMW M3

To keep the weight down, the F80 M3 will make extensive use of carbon fiber.

Our sources continue to hint a two version of the very popular M car: an M3 based on the F30 3 Series Sedan and for the first time, M4 model built atop the new 4 Series Coupe.

The two videos below show the F80 M3 in Sweden, as well as in Germany on the autobahn chased by a BMW 1M with 420 horsepower.

(Photo: Pixner / BimmerParts-Online.com)

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