Photospin noticed at the legendary track nürburgring camouflaged test prototype of the future generation BMW M3, codenamed G80. Along with this there are new leaks about the new product. Photographs appeared in a publication Motor1.
The new generation BMW M3 that we can expect in 2020. And while the engineers of the Bavarian company there is time for tuning the powertrain and chassis of future trends.
On the test instance through the camouflage was possible to estimate some of the features. It was clearly used headlights and taillights from the current generation 3 Series. However, this is practiced by manufacturers. It only says that these components are still in development.
Up to this point photospin had already submitted a lot of pictures of camouflaged prototypes of the future BMW 3 Series. It is known that the next generation will have about the same body proportions. It is expected that it will become slightly wider to increase the length of the wheelbase. Also on the test instance of M3 can not see the final configuration of the exhaust system. The tips of the branch pipes of the muffler are simply not available.
According to rumors, under the bonnet of the M3 G80 will again be a three-liter inline six-cylinder turbo engine. Its capacity will be about 500 horsepower. In the standard versions of torque will be transmitted to the rear wheels. However, release a version with all-wheel drive xDrive.
The M3 sedan will continue to be constructively joined with the coupe and convertible M4. All three should get a water injection system as M4 GTS of the current generation, as well as a mild hybrid system (48-volt starter-generator). It is expected that engineers can use for additional turbine engine with electric motor to provide high torque at low revs and getting rid of turboyamy.
Before the advent of the new BMW M3, we can expect premiere of the sedan BMW 3-Series G20 this autumn. In 2019 it will join the wagon in the back of G21 and in 2020 — coupe (G22) and convertible (G23) 4 Series.