Spy Photos and Video: F80 BMW M3 Sedan

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Next year BMW will introduce the new F80 BMW M3 sedan. A prototype was once again spied during the winter testing sessions in Northern Europe. …

Next year BMW will introduce the new F80 BMW M3 sedan. A prototype was once again spied during the winter testing sessions in Northern Europe. The M3 sedan will carry the internal code F80, while the M4 coupe takes on the F82 code.

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.

Test mules reveal the wide track specific to M products, as well as M front bumper, square LED headlights, large brakes and the signature four exhaust pipes at the rear.

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As mentioned in the past, the biggest change brought by the new M3 comes from under the hood. The high-revving and highly-acclaimed V8 engine is being retired and the M division will use a six-cylinder powerplant for its upcoming M3 and M4 models. Our sources state that for nearly two years BMW has been testing different powerplants in M3 prototypes, from inline-six turbo engines to a newly designed and unique V6.

Same source says that the V6 is a 3.3 liter BiTurbo engine with around 450 horsepower, but despite our initial reports, we believe an inline-six turbocharged unit will be the final choice.

We also anticipate a public debut at next year’s Geneva Motor Show.

[Photos: Pixner / BimmerParts-Online.com]
  • Mateo

    you know what:
    i want it to have V6 – no matter twin, single, three turbo – i just want that M3 have ITS OWN DEVELOPED ENGINE which has nothing to do with N20 or N55 engines

    • Bob

      But the V6 would be based on the M5’s V8 which is based on the engine found on 50i models.

    • Johnparke

      Why? All previous M3’s (except the E9X) were based off of normal production engines

  • Johnparke

    Sounds like shit though

    • Johnparke

      hopefully its just the noise of the car on the snow thats making it sound bad

  • fruneed

    I wont believe in horsespowers anticipate anymore…I will believe when the car be real..

  • auaq

    Only straight-sexy and no vee-sissy engine BMW, kapisch?

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