One of the most successful models that came out of BMW’s assembly line is the 3 Series. As such, the upgraded version of it from the M division is also in high demand.
Unfortunately, as Friedrich Nitschke (M division head) stated, the current version of the BMW M3 is sold out.
Although the production of this beloved bimmer will continue for about six more months, all units of BMW M3 are spoken for. So if you hankered for one, you’ll just have to wait for the next generation. When the discussion deviated towards the new 3 cylinder engine BMW developed, Nitschke seemed enthusiastic about it, being a viable option to upgrade for the future M BMWs.
The engine is capable of reaching up to 200 Hp on its own, which is pretty good considering the 1.5 liter displacement. With an M version, it could go up to and ever over 310 Hp, so you can see why the 3 cylinder is an attractive engine.
When asked about an all wheel drive system on future BMW M3s, Nitschke pointed out that the cons of installing it really outweigh the pros. For those that still desire an all wheel drive M performance bimmer, the X5 M and X6 M are both good choices.