The German based automaker BMW is planning to release the new generation of the M3 with a 429HP V6 engine.
After the BMW 3-Series F30 has been officially presented to the public in late 2011, everyone was wondering what the new M3 look like, feel like and, most important, what engine will it get. But the answer to the last question is being offered by Inside Line, with the guys over there announcing that the company’s engineers are working hard on developing the new generation of the BMW M3. Our source is also saying that the 2014 M3 will be powered by a 3.0 liter twin-scroll turbo chargers V6 engine, which will generate a total output of 429 horsepower and a peak torque of 405 lb-ft.
The 2014 BMW M3 will be codenamed the F80, according to our source, and besides its aggressive design, the model will also grow in length by 3.7 inches and it will also drop about 75 pounds. As a small reminder, the 2012 BMW 3-Series is available in three trim levels, the Sport Line, Luxury Line and Modern Line, but an M Sport Package will also follow. The most powerful F30 yet is the 335i, with its N55 3.0 liter six-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine, developing 300 HP at 5,800 rpm and 300 lb-ft of torque between 1,200 and 5,000 rpm. The 0 to 60 mph acceleration time takes 5.4 seconds and the model can go up to 155 mph with the Sport Line package (130 mph without).