The redesigned 2014 BMW M3 goes to Spain for the usual hot weather testing.

Coming to market in late 2014, the F80 M3 will be powered by an inline-six engine. 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.

Judging by the video below, BMW managed to somewhat deliver the expected acoustics of an M3, but further improvements could occur before launch time.

The DCT is the transmission of choice, but we believe that a manual box will continue to be offered, especially for the demanding U.S. customers.

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.

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