Despite the fact that it was a phenomenal engine in a very, very good car, M3 purists and fanbois never totally got on board with the current generation M3 and its V8 engine. So when rumors started to swirl that the 2014 M3 would have a V6, the M3 guys threw up their M-branded hats in disbelief and went back to finding what exactly was leaking in their old E46.
But now, finally, there’s reason for the I6 fans to celebrate,
Ludwig Willisch, President of BMW North America, has confirmed to F30 Post that the next-generation M3 would have an inline-six and not a V6.
Unfortunately, most I6 fans are also strictly anti-turbo and, for HP and emissions reasons, turbocharging is a guarantee at this point. The big question is whether there will be two or three of them.
The 2014 BMW M3 should arrive in the next two years with more power and less weight than the current M3.
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