It took a long time and it looks like we have to wait a bit longer until the annoying camouflage appears and reveals the enlarged BMW M3. Not only will it be bigger than its predecessor, it will also be the first M3 to feature xDrive, though enthusiasts should get the rear-wheel drive sports sedan. It remains to be seen whether it is a pure RWD variant or an xDrive model with an M5-like RWD mode, but BMW is expected to satisfy all and place a manual gearbox.
Residents of the Nurburgring Automotive Mike has discovered several prototypes of the redesigned BMW M3 undergoing final tests to eliminate all wrinkles. Whether you like it or not, the new, enlarged, 3-series kidneys have a counterpart to the top of the line, just as BMW's latest models now have a larger grille. All test vehicles caught on the Nordschleife seemed to have the most production parts, although the quad exhaust in the final version probably looks better.
The sound you hear comes from a newly developed in-line six-cylinder engine code-named "S58". The 3.0-liter mill, first used in the X3 M and X4 M, produces 473 hp and 600 Newton-meters (442 lb-ft). as in the two performance SUVs. If this is not enough, a more expensive M3 Competition will release 503 hp, as is the case with Competition SUVs.
Some goodies are on loan from the larger M5, for example the active damper system and the electronics steering device. At an additional cost, M3 owners can opt for carbon-ceramic brakes with superior braking power suitable for use on the race track.
The new M3 will be presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September and either go on sale at the end of the year or in early 2020. If you can not wait until then, the M340i is the next best, especially as you can get it in Europe as a car , Why does BMW need so long to introduce the 3 Series Touring?
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