Musical chairs for the next generation M3's powerplant continues. If Autoexpress' latest rumor
is accurate, the F30/F32 M3 is expected to feature a tri-turbo 3.3L 6-cylinder
One of the turbos would be powered by electricity (not exhaust gases as with traditional setups). The motor is speculated to produce 450bhp.
The F30/F32 M3's body would make use of CFRP to keep its weight down.
Dr. Friedrich Nitschke, BMW M's new managing director also revealed the following to Autoexpress regarding the next gen M3: “There will be a bigger focus on very low fuel consumption,” “The new M3 will prove this.”
Other Possible M Models
Nitschke also touches on a long rumored upcoming M1 supercar. “We have a fantastic history with the M1,” Dr Nitschke said. “The decision on developing this car is open. We’d love to do it.”
As for an M version of the Z4? “There’s no decision on an M version of the Z4,” added Dr Nitschke, “but this is something we could do easily.”
In addition, he spelled out a keenness for the M Division to “increase the speed with which we launch new models”. A lighter ‘CSL’ version of the new 1 Series M Coupe is on the cards, which could take cues from 2007’s tii concept.