The “Car” magazine found some interesting details about the technical characteristics of the new generation of BMW M3 that is expected to appear at the Frankfurt International Auto Show in autumn of the current year. As everyone expected earlier, the engine option is presented with the V6 motor. This construction is a new member of the new B58 family of engines that is presented with the similar engine characteristics. Every motor plant of this series has the same amount of cylinders and couple of similar details. The module construction however allows creating a single based ICE with the number of cylinders varied from two to six. The six-cylinder option will have a 3.0 liter volume. Two turbo generators also installed in the new M3 series increase the car\'s capacity to 450 hp.
Acceleration time to get the 100 km/hour takes 4.5 seconds and that’s not the limit. You can restart the control program to gain the additional 100 hp of power making the overall capacity of 500 hp. Well, this may be the optional feature for the special BMW M3 series’ cars, the ones that will not be available for the ordinary people.
To be able to support the declared capacity the new M3 should weigh less than 1500 kg. This weight becomes possible thanks to aluminum constructions used for the doors, hood and trunk covers and some additional CFRP material used for the other body parts. The roof of the new BMW M3 model for example is made entirely out of CFRP.
The M3 is expected to be shorter than the usual sedan. It will however be equipped with the 19 inch alloy-wheels with blue or golden brakes. The transmission options will include the automatic M-DCT or the manual one. The additional body styles of the M3 series will appear in summer of 2015. The M4 series will be supplemented with the coupe and cabriolet versions. The current M4 series is presented by the M4 Gran Coupe model.
The M3 series’ drawings are made from the secret pictures of the prototype that were posted on the Internet by the unknown person. The approximate price for the M3 series is $90.000.