I’m anxiously awaiting the arrival of BMW’s M4. Unfortunately, that’s neither here nor there. And until then I’ll have to satiate my lust for the new BMW coupe with what are said to be leaked details about the next-gen M3.
Gone is the naturally aspirated V8, replaced by a twin turbo 3.ol six-cylinder that will purportedly produce up to 450hp. This should produce a 0-60 time in the mid 4-second range, though that’s largely conjecture, as is the electronically limited top speed of 155mph.
Carbon fiber, while used on the previous generation M3, provided you opted for the competition version, will also be available on the newer M3, though rumor points to it being implemented in the hood and other areas of the car to what might amount to a 200+ pound slimming over the last version of BMW’s M3.
Other rumors point to a dual-clutch, hydraulic steering and a variety of body modifications that should well represent the 2015 M3’s powerful drivetrain.