23 October 2019 12:33
BMW hasn't revealed any details about the next-generation BMW M3, but a leaked photo may be our first look at the new M3. Posted by Evolve Automotive on Monday, October 21, 2019 A photo of the new BMW M3 has been posted on Evolve Automotive's Facebook page. The car we see here is likely a pre-production version of the new M3, since it has smaller tailpipes and a body colored diffuser. The new M3 will also reportedly be offered with all-wheel drive, although the base version is expected to be available with a manual transmission and rear-wheel drive. The new M3 Competition model will likely only be available with all-wheel drive with an option to send the power to only the rear wheels when you want to, just like the M5.
Under the hood the new M3 will be powered by BMW's new twin-turbocharged S58 engine. The next-generation M3 is expected to arrive in 2020. The next-generation BMW M3 – due for launch in 2020 – appears to have been photographed undisguised for the first time, according to an image posted to Facebook by BMW tuning specialist Evolve Automotive. The car photographed looks to be on the assembly line and the image reveals previously unconfirmed elements of the model's design. Key changes over the standard 3 Series include the addition of a subtle rear spoiler, extended wheel arches, black plastic rear trim and reshaped bootlid.
The only obstacle to this system being employed is believed to have centred on the issue of effective packaging, but that has now thought to have been overcome. The additional weight of the water injection system is minimal and unlikely to compromise BMW's goal of making the car lighter than the 1585kg M3 CS. This is thanks to the savings already made by the basic structure of the new 3 Series, as well as the potential benefits of using carbonfibre parts, including the roof. Spy photographers have snapped the 2020 BMW M3 on numerous occasions, but the model has apparently been caught undisguised on the assembly line. The image was posted on Facebook earlier today and it shows the rear end of a car which is claimed to be the upcoming M3.
The company hasn't said much about the upcoming model, but BMW M boss Markus Flasch has confirmed the sedan will use the same 3.0-liter M TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine as the X3 M and X4 M. He also said the base model will have 473 hp (353 kW / 480 PS), while the Competition variant will be rated at 503 hp (375 kW / 510 PS). At the time, Flasch confirmed the car will be equipped with an all-wheel drive system that is "very similar" to the one used in the M5. As a result, the system will likely be defeatable so owners can enjoy a proper rear-wheel drive burnout. Rumors have also indicated there will be a so-called 'Pure' variant with rear-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission. That remains to be seen, but Flasch could have hinted at this when he said "We will also do rear-wheel drive cars, purer ones too and a manual stick shift." What do you think? Gepostet von Evolve Automotive am Montag, 21. Oktober 2019 Well, hello. Beautiful! If you are looking for a scoop, check this out. A picture of the illustrious BMW M3 G80. This is fresh off the assembly line and into the minds of gearheads everywhere. There have been spy shots of the car going through road tests with heavy camouflage. But this one gives a closer look than anything that has surfaced before. The picture in question appears in the Facebook page of a British firm that works on BMWs, and seems to be straight off the assembly line. Evolve Automotive's supposed spyshot of the M3 G80 is thought to be of the model's rear. Keep in mind that this is just a picture, a supposed spy shot. The actual existence of this design can neither be confirmed or denied. The details of the latest project from auto giant BMW have been tightly guarded. A few details are evident in the picture. BMW has opted to go with the full rear diffuser. There are two sets of exhausts on either side of this beauty. The design of the taillights suggests a very aggressive and almost lifelike look. A small spoiler sits perched on the massive rear end, almost like an afterthought. This project has been profoundly hidden from the rest of the world. Recently the boss of BMW M division, Markus Flasch, confirmed to CAR magazine that the same twin-turbo six-cylinder engine will power the next M3 as the company's high-performance SUVs. A car that puts out as much torque and horsepower as an SUV? That sounds delicious! So why is BMW so silent about this animal? Competition is the name of the game. Mercedes-AMG is the closest market competitor. They are currently toying with a two-tier engine strategy. From the looks of things, BMW will not be outdone. That niche of the auto market is full of exquisite design and features. It will take a lot to come out on top. The new design is rumored to have a wider cabin and sleek styling. There are supposed to be several options as far as drivetrain goes. There will be two-wheel drive setups and all-wheel-drive setups. There will be automatic and manual configurations. No matter what your flavor, it should be available. This is all hearsay until the official release. Call it informed speculation if you will. There is one thing that is for sure! BMW will come out at the head of the pack if these photos prove true. BMW has always been on top of their games as far as design goes. That release date is looking more and more like a holiday. Photo: Lennart Preiss/Getty Images There's only one photo but it provides a great look at the new M3's rear end. Evolve Automotive is a British firm that specialises in tuning BMWs, and a post on its Facebook page appears to provide an uncamouflaged glimpse of the new M3's rear. The model seems to be on the assembly line. The camouflage in previous spy shots has concealed the significant size of the M3's prominent rear diffuser. There are two pair of exhausts with large, vertical strakes next to each set. Black trim runs along the lower edge of the bumper and turns upward to outline the diffuser. There are very wide quarter panel wheel arches and a heavily sculpted rear, including a crease running below the taillights. The lamps have darker sections at the tops and tilt downward, which creates an aggressive look. A tiny spoiler sits on the edge of the boot. While not visible here, a previous gallery of spy photos (above) provides a view of the cabin. There is a digital instrument cluster, and a large infotainment screen sits next to it. The M3 will have a twin-turbo inline-six engine and be available with a six-speed manual. BMW M Division boss Markus Flasch hints that the output is above 510 bhp, at least for the top variant. Other versions will be available with all-wheel drive and a dual-clutch automatic. Spy shots of the new BMW M3 under camouflage: While we expect the new M3 to go on sale in 2020, a debut date is still a mystery. The last major auto show in 2019 is in Los Angeles in late November. Like the recent M235i Gran Coupe, don't rule out BMW unveiling the M3 at an independent event rather than waiting until an international show.