No, I have not started playing scrabble with added numbers. An expansion/differentiation of the lineup is actually going to happen at BMW.
The change in internal or public model naming of BMW’s products may be something of a change but there’s something that’ll please the enthusiasts in this announcement as well.
Having spoken to Mr. Ludwig Willisch, President of BMW North America, the guys over at bimmerpost have managed to find out what engine we can look forward to.
Under the bonnet of both the F30 M3, and the allegedly called F80 BMW M4 coupe version we’re going to see a very traditional inline six cylinder engine.
It will be getting the not exactly traditional force fed TwinPower Turbo technology but hey, you can’t win them all.
The engine will be sized at 3.0 liters, perhaps even a little more thanks to different stroke management. Regardless of the this specification, performance for the new M3 is expected to be epic.
Most voices speak of more than 450 horsepower being available on tap. The BMW officials are still keeping away from this but there’s a certain feel that nobody will be disappointed.
Come to think about it, the only actual worry about the upcoming BMW M3′s engine is the fact that it might not deliver the same sort of snarl as its predecessors.
Who knows, maybe BMW will fit some of that Active Sound technology to the stereo of this very desirable motorcar.
I for one am so glad to know the BMW M3 is going back to the straight six I might even let that idea pass by without too much grumbling.