Rumor: 2014 Bmw M3 will carry a tri-turbocharged 3.3-liter six-cylinder engine

Article by Christian A., on July 7, 2011

BMW is preparing to release a series of models from its M Division, according to its chief, Dr Friedrich Nitschke. He revealed that the M2 will be joined by a potent M3 and the successor to the M1 supercar. In an Auto Express interview, Nitschke said that the development of these models has to go faster. He said that the division could produce more cars as well as a wider range.

The new flagship 3 Series, which will be powered by a new 3.3-litre six-cylinder engine, is expected to arrive in 2014. It will be available with three turbos, one of which will run on electricity instead of exhaust gases.

It’s also speculated to have an output of 450bhp. It will use a combination of steel and ultra-light carbon fiber-reinforced plastic in the body that will add to its performance and speed but will also make it efficient. He emphasized that the new M3 will prove that the carmaker can achieve “very low fuel consumption.”

It may be eco-friendly but the M Division’s high-performance appeal won’t be diluted. What this adds up to is that the replacement for the M1 supercar is almost here after being in development for over 11 years.

However, it’s only now that technology will enable the car to provide the pace that drivers demand. So far, BMW hasn’t discussed its engines but it would require a V10 or V12 to go up against rivals from Aston Martin, Ferrari, and Lamborghini.

If the project does get approved, it’s expected to arrive in 2016 at the earliest. In addition, BMW is working on the Nineties Z3M Coupé, a successor to the ‘breadvan’. Nitschke clarified that there has been no official decision yet on the M version of the Z4 but he admits that it’s something that could be easily done.

Topics: bmw, bmw m3, engine

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