Rumor: Bmw M3 Gran Turismo to replace the M3 Sedan

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 22, 2010

It’s not a secret anymore that Bmw will drop the M3 Sedan from its lineup, due to the poor sales, but what you didn’t know is that the vehicle is rumored to be replaced with an M-version of the upcoming 3-Series GT.

Honestly to tell you we don’t actually love the 5-Series GT, but we do hope that Bmw learned from this and will make a prettier version of the 3-Series Gran Turismo.

Regarding its engine, the new model is expected to drop the current engine and to carry a multi-turbo I6 engine.

The current model is powered by a 4.0-liter V8 engine delivering 420 hp at 8,300 rpm and 295 pound-feet (400 Nm) of torque at 3,900 rpm with 85 percent of the maximum torque available consistently through 6,500 rpm.

Mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, the engine can push the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.9 seconds, while the top speed is limited to 155 mph or 250 km/h.

Using the optional seven-speed M double-clutch gearbox with Drivelogic, the car can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.7 seconds, while top speed achieved is 155 mph or 250 km/h. [via M3Post]

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