The future generation of the BMW M3, which will has been codenamed the F80, has been recently rendered.
After being caught by spy photographers testing on the Nurburgring in a few occasions, the new generation of the BMW M3 F80 is once again being placed into the spotlights, this time by the guys at the Bimmer Post, who have offered these images created by WildSpeed. As you can see from the images posted below, the future generation of the BMW M3 F80’s design has been influenced, in the renderings, by the M5 and M6, but until the model will arrive in showrooms in 2013 as a 2014 model, we will have to do with these sketches.
The 2014 BMW M3 F80 is expected to be powered by a 3.0 liter twin-scroll turbocharged V6 engine, which will develop a total output of 429 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque. The new M3 is also 3. Inches longer and 75 pounds lighter than the current one. As a reminder, the most powerful 3-Series (F30) yet is the 335i, with its N55 3.0 liter six-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine, generating 300 horsepower at 5,800 rpm and 300 lb-ft of torque between 1,200 and 5,000 rpm. The 0 to 60 mph acceleration in the 335i takes 5.4 seconds and the model can go up to 130 mph or even 155 mph with the Sport Line package.