The next-generation BMW M3 has actually been spied during cold weather testing in Europe this year. Very little is actually known about the extremely sedan at this moment, nor does the heavy camouflage lend much to the creativity in regards to its design, though we can tell the next-gen M3– and the 3 Series it will be based upon– will be an evolution rather than a transformation.
Caught screening at the Nürburgring under heavy camouflage, the advancement M3 shows that the M department’s new strategy remains in full speed. Although the super-saloon is far from ended up, the car is being executed its speeds, suggesting the chassis setup and powertrain are at a sophisticated stage of development.
2019 BMW M3 Platform
Based upon the new 3 Series, the M3 is set to embrace the latest development of BMW’s CLAR platform, a structural basis currently used by the 5 Series and 7 Series and their M variants, the M5 and M760iX. Through the greater use of aluminium and high-strength steel, the new platform is declared to play an important role in reducing the weight of the new M3 despite a boost in its exterior dimensions.
In addition to the new platform, BMW M is also preparing to provide the new M3 with a variety of lightweight carbonfibre parts as basic in a bid to additional bring the car’s weight below the 1585kg of the M3 CS. Although absolutely nothing is main, the new M3 is anticipated to follow the lead taken by the latest M5 in featuring a carbonfibre roofing as requirement.
2019 BMW M3 Engine
Earlier reports suggested the new M3 would be powered by a petrol-electric hybrid drivetrain with a gearbox-mounted electric motor offering additional performance by means of an extra driving mode. However, sources at BMW M state those reports were extremely speculative. The latest word from M division’s Garching head office is that the M3 will stick to a traditional combustion engine through an updated version of BMW M’s twin-turbo 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder system mated to either a standard-fit six-speed handbook or an optional eight-speed automated.
Surprisingly, the new model is anticipated to offer either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automated, dropping the dual-clutch transmission utilized in the current variation for the new eight-speed torque converter currently featuring in the new M5.
At this phase, it’s uncertain whether the M3 will also pick up the rear-biased xDrive all-wheel drive system likewise seen in the M5, though it might be likely if BMW wishes to dip the M3’s 0-100km/ h time under the 4.0-second mark.
2019 BMW M3 Release Date
The sixth-generation M3 will, like the present car, be signed up with by a mechanically similar sibling, the second-generation M4 Coupé and Cabriolet. It is tentatively scheduled to make its world debut at the 2019 Frankfurt motor program, prior to the start of UK sales in early 2020.