Official pictures of the new M3 have yet to be released but we do now know that it will be powered by a turbocharged straight-six.
Official pictures of the new M3 have yet to be released but we do now know that it will be powered by a turbocharged straight-six.

Next M3 to have straight-six engine

By Staff Reporter Time of article published May 22, 2012

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In recent times there's been a flood of speculation about the next-generation BMW M3 on the rumour mill. Most believed that the V8 would be canned and some even reported that BMW would be developing a new V6 for this sixth-generation M3.

But having spoken to BMW's North American President, Ludwig Willishc, the website www.f30post.com has revealed that at least the former rumour was on the money.

Willisch said that the new M3 will be powered by a straight six engine, which, given the latest M trends will most certainly be turbocharged. At this stage it's not yet known whether it'll have two turbos or three as has been rumoured by numerous sources.

The website also reports that its power output is likely to be in the region of 335kW and that the car will be lighter and more efficient than the current one. Expect to see it in the headlines late next year.

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