2014 BMW M3 getting inline-six 473HP engine image

The next generation of the BMW M3, which will be based on the current 3-Series F30 and will wear the F80 name, will get a 444 horsepower inline six-cylinder engine.

The German based automaker BMW might try to keep the 2014 M3 into the shadows for the moment, but even so, the model gets spied almost by the day and new details appear more and more. According to the guys at Bimmer Today, the next generation of the BMW M3 will be powered by a 3.2 liter inline six-cylinder engine, which is heavily influenced by the 4.0 liter V8 unit, producing a total output of 444 horsepower in a turbocharged version.

The source mentioned above is also saying that the next BMW M3 generation might get a performance package which can boost the engine’s total output to around 473 horsepower and enable the vehicle to reach a top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph). The details provided by the source mentioned above are actually a confirmation to what the BMW of North America President, Ludwig Willisch, has said in May, this year. Unfortunately we don’t have any more details on the subject but the next BMW M3 F80 generation, is expected to be presented to the public sometimes next year.