2014 Bmw M3: lighter, more powerful and faster than the outgoing model

Article by Christian Andrei, on May 23, 2013

As expected, the 2014 Bmw M3 will be lighter, more powerful and faster than the outgoing model. According to sources that were not mentioned by AutoExpress, the new four-door version of the M3 (for those who don’t know, the coupe will be called the M4) will take the model to new heights thanks to the redesigned body and the engine technologies.

Apparently, the 2014 M3 will feature a blade front bumper, ventilated front fenders and aerodynamic side mirrors. Under the hood we will find a new six-cylinder 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine, which will be used exclusively on the M models, not like the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine found on the M5.

The total output delivered by the 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine is expected to reach 450 hp and 550 Nm of torque, which means a 30 hp and 150 Nm increase over the 4.0-liter V8 engine found on the current M3.

Furthermore, the 2014 M3 will be lighter and just like the current M3 Coupe it will get a carbon fiber roof and new lightweight materials that will be used for the bonnet and bootlid.

The new M3 will be 100 kg lighter than the current model. Regarding the performances, the 2014 M3 is expected to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in around 4.3 seconds while the top speed will be limited at 155 mph or 250 km/h. A manual version will also be offered for M enthusiasts.

Topics: bmw, bmw m3, sports car

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