New BMW M3 passes final tests at the Nurburgring

New BMW M3 passes final tests at the Nurburgring

June 4, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Journalists captured several prototypes of the Bavarian novelty. M3 should debut in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show and go on sale either by the end of the year or by the beginning of 2020.

Much time has passed, and it looks like we will have to wait a little longer until the annoying camouflage is removed and we are shown an updated version of the “charged” BMW M3 sedan. Not only will the car become larger in size than its predecessor. This will be the first M3 with the xDrive all-wheel drive system, although a sports sedan will also be offered with rear-wheel drive. Will it be a pure version of RWD or an xDrive model with RWD mode, which is on a more powerful M5. It is also known that buyers will be able to choose a new product from the good old mechanical gearbox.

Journalists captured several prototypes of the updated BMW M3 on the Nürburgring race track. It is reported that they passed the final test.

All test cars seemed to have most of the serial parts, although the final version of the model would have better exhaust pipes.

The sound you hear comes from a newly developed six-cylinder engine with in-line arrangement of cylinders – the codename of the engine “S58”. This engine first appeared in the “charged” X3 M and X4 M crossovers. The 3.0-liter engine will produce 473 horsepower and 600 Nm. If this is not enough, a more powerful 503 hp M3 Competition will be offered.

Some features will be borrowed from the larger M5 sedan, for example, an active damping system and an electronic steering system. For an additional fee, M3 owners will be able to choose carbon-ceramic brakes for superior braking performance.