Back in January, spy photographers from different magazines, including CarScoops, have caught the all-new 2020 BMW M3 while performing hard testing sessions out in the snow. Recently, the same test mule has been seen on the Ring performing new tests, before getting ready for an official debut at the 2018 Frankfurt Motor Show.
As with most of BMW`s models, the 2020 BMW M3 is also likely to adopt the CLAR platform meaning more carbon fiber and aluminum components which will increase performance and fuel efficiency. It will also allow the fitting of a more powerful 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder.
Visually, the upcoming M3 seen here seems to follow the same design language as the current model, coming as well with enhanced elements. As we can see in the spy photos below, it will come with a more aggressive fascia at the front, along with lower air intake with honeycomb inserts.
The back also looks a bit different with the updated four-tailpipe exhaust system and small rear spoiler. There is also the updated suspension system which reduces the car`s ride height, along with much more aggressive side skirts, extended wheel arches and cross-drilled discs.
Inside, the cabin will benefit from the latest technologies which will be in contrast with a more modern design highlighted by high-end materials. The main emphasize will be on the updated iDrive infotainment system or digital instrument cluster.
Under the hood, sources state that the 2020 BMW M3 is likely to adopt the same 3.0-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder engine, yet with much more power. Compared with the curren 425 horsepower and 550 Nm of torque, the new 2020 M3 is said to come with around 493 horsepower.
Back in January, rumors stated that the current M3 would come to a halt in a couple of months because of tightening emissions regulations, preparing a more highly-technologized model which would emerge in 2020. However, one month later, BMW representative declared during an interview for “The Drive” that “There is no plan to stop the BMW M3 production this May. Production will conclude when the all-new model is being launched.” This means that we will still get to see the current M3 as a MY2018, with prices to start at $66,500.