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      03-28-2012, 04:24 PM   #1
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After a few months of cold weather testing in the frozen climate of Sweden, the 2014 M3 F80 sedan has returned to further honing where it most belongs and excels - on the Nurburgring track. As we approach the warmer months we should begin to see it undergo hot weather testing where it will hopefully shed some more camouflage for the sake of adequate cooling.

In this sighting, we get some good close looks at the F80 M3 kidney grilles which we've pointed out before as being sleeker/sportier than that on the F30 3 Series. The production side view mirrors (which also be sportier in shape) have not yet been installed on any prototypes.

4 piston fixed brake calipers stop the front wheels while 2 piston fixed brakes calipers handle the rear. BMW M's newly developed active rear differential will likely make it to the new M3.

The debate about the engine configuration rages on however. Insideline has just posted its speculation about a V6 engine, while an insider recently posted here that the decision has been made on an I6 engine. Whichever configuration BMW ends up deciding to go with, the power output will likely be in the range of 450hp, which should be plenty, given that the next M3 sedan will feature reduced weight compared to the E9x M3.

Expect the new F80 M3 to hit the market in the second half of 2013, with first teasers likely to begin late this year. BMW will also offer coupe and convertible versions again, but these models may be dubbed the "M4".

Stay tuned for more information, spyshots, and videos on the 2013 F80 M3 @ http://www.bimmerpost.com/m3/f30m3/



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Past video from Nurburgring testing.



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      03-28-2012, 04:32 PM   #2
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What we are looking at will most likely be the coupe's front
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What we are looking at will most likely be the coupe's front
Didnt they announce no more coupes for BMW in the 3 series with the new model?
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      03-28-2012, 04:45 PM   #4
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Thank god for the e90's.... I6 engine???
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      03-28-2012, 04:51 PM   #5
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This M3 sedan looks even more beefy and meatier than the last E90 M3 !!

Miam Miam !! can't wait to see it flex its muscles out in the open..
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The proportions of this M3 looks pretty damn good! Loving the shape of the front (fascia) of the car. Unwrap more already!
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      03-28-2012, 05:21 PM   #7
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Really hoping they stick with I6. V6 just not smooth or balanced enough.
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      03-28-2012, 05:24 PM   #8
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Performance is not by the count of cylinders.. I will bet anything that the new M3 will eat the current M3.. Just look at the new M5 !!!
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car is looking more aggressive.
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The proportions of this M3 looks pretty damn good! Loving the shape of the front (fascia) of the car. Unwrap more already!

was going to write the same thing! proportions look great now start to take the damn camo off already!
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looks like a freakin xi
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That's an unfortunate amount of body roll.

And the incandescent lamps continue to make me sad.
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I guess 2014 means spring of 2013. A V6, I find that hard to imagine.
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That's an unfortunate amount of body roll.

And the incandescent lamps continue to make me sad.
Yeah it certainly does look like a lot in those photos. Hopefully it gets ironed out or is an optical illusion.
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What's with all the body roll?
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That's an unfortunate amount of body roll.

And the incandescent lamps continue to make me sad.
Yeah it is a good amount. I am telling myself that it is going around the corner really really fast, and that is causing the roll




Any videos?
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I would love to see 450hp 400 tq :-)
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It looks like it will have huge front lower side grilles almost M6 like... and telling by the wheel well the outlets look like they curve more inwards so getting extra air to cool off the brakes? I am starting to think this is a shrunken version of the S63tu that has many radiators and beefier oil cooler?
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Still prefer the E9x body and so far the V8 as well.
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They should really wash their cars better. I see dust all over the back of it. Then they must have not used clean water because the paint on the side is all swirled! Looks like the dealer washed it lol!
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