This is the 2014 or 2015 F30 BMW M3 sedan, a car that BMW continues to deny the existence of, yet the giveaways are striking.
As per usual for the M lineup, this car features quad exhaust pipes, giving away its intentions. However, and this is the interesting part – look at that front end, pictured above. If there was ever any doubt that the next M3 is going to be turbocharged, then this picture should dispel any doubt. That’s one mean looking intercooler in the new BMW M3!
For a car that supposedly isn’t making production either, this car has had a lot of work put into it by BMW. The wide fenders, drilled rotors, and beefed up look are much more expensive than using some plastic fenders attached to a stock F30 3-series body, or even using an E90 M3 body.
The next M3 has been reported to contain a 3.2 liter inline 6 with THREE turbochargers – two exhaust powered turbochargers and one electric turbocharger. The whole setup is said to push out around 450 horsepower, with a higher-revving character than BMW’s usual turbocharged vehicles, with that electric supercharger holding down the fort until the two main turbos get going.
There’s still no confirmation that an M3 sedan will come for the F30 generation, as BMW insider Scott26 claims. Rather, this also doubles as a test mule for the powertrain for the future F32 M3 coupe, as there are currently no F32 prototypes running around with which to test the hardware in. The E90 M3 sedan has not sold very well compared to the coupe, but BMW might still give this a shot again, and my money is on them doing just that, judging by the detail of the car in the pictures.
We’re told that the new M3 can be expected to come out sometime in 2014, possibly as a 2015 or a late 2014 model. If the sedan joins the fray, than the Cadillac ATS-V and the Mercedes C63 sedan will have some tough competition, as will the Audi RS4 sedan.