A new report is telling us some interesting facts on the next generation of the BMW M3 which still might be a few years away from hitting the assembly line.
The BMW M3 in its current generation still hasn’t shown everything it can do so talking about a replacement may seem lay not the brightest thing to do but then again a successor of the current car will happen and it is believed to be producing as much as 500 HP (368 kW), meaning 69 HP (51 kW) more than what the current unit has to offer. This figure will be achievable thanks to the electric turbochargers and the water injection and it is expected that the next car will be adopting a six-cylinder inline engine.
The next generation of the BMW M3 is expected to be introduced sometimes in 2018 and as for the rest of the 3-Series lineup, this will get adaptive suspension system, revised all-wheel drive system, beefier brakes and a completely new engine lineup under its hood, including new 2.0 liter and 3.0 liter turbocharged gasoline and diesel burners, along with new 1.5 liter 3-cylinder units. As you probably already now by now, the current BMW M3 has a 3.0L twin turbo 6-cylinder engine under its hood, with 431 HP and 550 Nm (405 lb-ft) of torque, connected to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission or a 6-speed manual. From 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), the model needs just 4.2 seconds.