Current BMW M3 Is The Last Naturally-aspirated M Model –

BMW M3 Competition Package

It was bound to happen sooner or later, the end of BMW M’s naturally aspirated models is approaching, as the future generation of the M3 will get a turbocharged engine.

Next year, new emissions standards will be implemented, which means that every single automaker in the world is looking for ways to improve its fleet-wide fuel economy, which means that performance cars will have to suffer from EPA’s new regulations.

As far as BMW is concerned, this means switching to turbocharging and start/stop systems, two of the technologies that will help the new M5 to be 25% more fuel efficient when it will hit the dealerships in spring 2012.

It is the end of an era, but the future looks more than promising.

Source: Autoblog

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