BMW tests new M3 at the NurburgringAugust 2, 2020
The Bavarian company is testing its new product on the legendary track.
Munich-based engineers and test drivers are preparing for the final stages of development for the next generation BMW M3, and will then go into production in the coming months. Photospies captured a prototype of the high-performance sedan during tests at the Nurburgring this week.
The new generation BMW M3 is due to debut in September and is expected to be one of the best racing cars of the year, thanks in part to its bold design, including a huge grille.
Stylishly similar to that worn by the latest 4-Series Coupe (and will receive an M4 in the future), the new “charged” sedan will receive a controversial front end design, which houses a huge grille and two additional large air intakes in the lower bumper.
The spy shots also show two more holes in the bumper in front of the wheels, which probably serve as additional cooling for the brakes. The sculpted rear bumper ends with an aggressive diffuser that includes rounded quad tailpipes.
Other visual features of the car include bulging fenders, a subtle trunk lid spoiler, large side skirts, model-specific rims and a variety of M badges.
The entry-level M3 (and M4) will be offered with a six-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive. The xDrive all-wheel-drive system, tuned by the M Division to work similarly to the larger M5, will be released at a later date.
Under the hood of the novelty will be located a 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine with 473 hp. in basic versions M3 and M4. In the Competition version, performance will increase to 503 hp. and 479 Nm (650 Nm) of torque.
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