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Spy Shots – Next Generation BMW M3

2014 BMW M3 (prototype)

Our friends from Auto Express have taken a couple of spy shots with the upcoming new generation of the BMW M3 which will be turbocharged for the first time in its prolific history. You have to know that the regular 3-Series hasn’t been launched yet but the Germans have already begun the development of the hot M3 version.

2014 BMW M3 (prototype)

From these spy shots we notice a very aggressive front bumper, muscular wheel arches, a bigger rear apron as well as the company’s impressive quad exhaust pipes configuration. They took the rims from the current M3 but most likely when the production version will be launched the car will ride on another set of alloys.

The all-new BMW M3 will employ a whole bunch of hi-tech materials like carbon fiber-reinforced plastic and aluminum in order to reduce the weight of the car as much as they can while at the same time improve its performances and handling.

2014 BMW M3 (prototype)

Rumors say that the car will be powered by a 6-cylinder 3.3-liter tri-turbo engine that will develop 450 hp, which is considerably more than the current V8 4.0-liter in the M3 we have now that churns “only” 414 hp. Two of the turbochargers will be driven by exhaust while the other one by electricity.

Auto Express says that the new M3 will be launched sometime in 2014 and will come with a starting price of approximately 60,000 pounds.

Until then, we are eager to see the new generation of the 3-Series to find out what the Germans have been up to. Let’s hope that its styling will be totally different from the new 1-Series which isn’t one of their prettiest cars, to say the least.

Stay tuned for more information about both the new 3-Series and the impressive M3.

Source: Auto Express

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