Spyshots: 2014 BMW M3 Sedan
Rumors circulating the internet suggested that BMW would drop the sedan body, as it would overlap with the M4 four-door coupe that’s also on the way. However, these spyshots that have recently fallen into our hands show this can’t be true.
These shots also show that the new M3 doesn’t have that muscular bulge on the bonnet that made room for the V8 in the current generation, so a forced induction six-cylinder is likely what’s going to power the beast.
We still don’t know if the unit will be twin-turbo or a the rumored tri-turbo with the extra one being powered by electricity rather than exhaust gasses. But the engine block should be a new one, not the current N54/N55 3.0-liter from the current BMW lineup.
Noticeable cosmetic changes over the 2013 BMW 3-Series sedan include bulging fenders, especially visible at the back, where the track has been widened. The whole front fascia is much more aggressive than, with bigger air intakes and LED fog lights. Despite the camouflage, we can clearly see the outline of the typical BMW headlights.
Expect to see the next-gen M3 popping up in the late part of 2013, with the regular 3-Series previewing this in late 2012.
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