Spyshots: 2013 F30 BMW M3

The new M3 was spotted again testing in winter conditions. The most powerful 3er is still in its sedan form, but what a sedan it’s going to be. You see, making a car lighter means the power is more easily put on the road, the braking is easier and the cornering is better.
2013 F30 BMW M3 6 photos
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And the new M3 is going to be lighter, thanks in part to a smaller engine and also to the use of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP).

Rumors regarding what’s under the bonnet of this car center around a new, smaller block. Supposedly, BMW has lobbed a couple of cylinders off the 4.4-liter twin-turbo in the M5 and M6. The new 3.3-liter that resulted supposedly uses a tri-turbo setup and about 450 horsepower.

The V6 engine is supposed to be a brand new unit, not a tuned version of any existing engine like the straight-six in the 335i. The focus will also be on reducing emissions and fuel consumption to a significant level.
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