A mysterious model appeared last week at the BMW Museum in Munich. Displayed at the front desk of the building, the BMW was kept under wraps while revealing only a portion of its tires, a little detail that sparked lots of conversations on the interwerbs.
Based on previously seen spy photos, the assumption is that the wheels are identical which triggered the idea that this is an F80 BMW M3 being kept under wraps. Even more intriguing is the fact that BMW used some tape to cover an imprint on the cover which seem to read “Fx2”, which can either be the F82 or M4 Coupe, or F32, the designation for the 4 Series Coupe.
Coming to market in 2014, the F80 M3 will be powered by an inline-six engine. Recent reports coming from Germany say that the engine of choice is a newly developed 3.2 liter unit that is rated at 450 horsepower, but it could reach 480 horsepower with a new performance package. In a previous conversation we had with BMW M CEO, Dr. Nitschke, we learned that the sporty division’s goal for the iconic M3 was the reduction of weight.
The F80 M3 will debut in concept form at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, while the production version, will appear in September 2013 at the Frankfurt Auto Show.