The BMW M3 is beginning its prototype training and has been seen in the Death Valley in the USA, and also most recently the Nordschleife in Germany.
These shots are showing us either a very early design stage of the front bumper or the are going for a less aggressive look and this surely cant be the case, so we expect these to change form throughout next year. Continue reading 2013 BMW M3 – Spied Nurburgring→
This week Autoweek have suggested that the 2014 BMW M3 Saloon is to be shown at Geneva’s 2013 Motor Show, but in Production Concept form.
Later on at the home show at Frankfurt BMW are likely to see the final production model on display in all its glory for the press.
We also expect to start seeing some of the prototype testing teasers of the model after the over whelming interest in the previous Series on the v8 Bi-Turbo M5.
Also with the introduction of the new F33 4 series which will be in coupe and convertible form the m3 will be exclusively in saloon and perhaps a M3 Touring?. (4 Series Spyshots)
All we do know is that the rumoured Tri-Turbo flat six is likely to unleash a mighty 444 bhp along with an impressive 474 Nm of torque, rumour has it could sport an overboost feature for additional power.
And it’s just occurred to me that the Audi RS series were always an historically forced induction power unit, and seems that Audi favour naturally aspirated engines.
All I have to say is I look forward to Audi returning to the pinnacle of turbocharged rockets 2014 RS6 anyone????
Here are the latest spyshots of the next generation F80 BMW M3 Sedan undergoing winter testing in Sweden.
Compared to the previous spyshots, the M3 prototype has lost a some camouflage – showing the rear light clusters as it will look when the car enters production some time this year.
The engine is a topic for much rumor and is expected to be a 3.3l V6 Twin Turbo with an electronic KERS device which is the apparent third turbocharger.
We expect the power to be around 450hp with also additional chassis and engine weight reduction we expect this to be the fastest M3 yet.
Expect a public debut sometime after summer perhaps at the Frankfurt IAA in Production Concept form.
G power turned up to tune the 600hp street born racer on its intended stomping ground after announcing its release 2 week earlier to coincide with the winning BMW M3 GT2 at the 38th ADAC Zurich 24h race at the Nürburgring.[portfolio_slideshow]
This car based on the BMW V8 with the addition of a supercharger system the ASA T1-522 radial compressor, which powers the ALPINA B6 GT3 race car. (Also Shown)
This thrusts the GT2-S 0 to 60 mph sprint in 4.1 seconds and if the 7 speed DCT box is opted for all the way to a unrestricted 205mph.
Zoran Zorneke, CEO of G Power, explained that the supercharger was a fitting addition to tackle the Nordschleife due to its low end torque. He also explained that the suspension and some of the boost mappings were still in progress on the car to finalize the best set up for the track.
The car’s exhaust note was the usual throaty blipping characteristic of the V8 M3 along with an ASA T1-522 radial compressor whine to remind us of its forced induction engineering. One thing that was surprising, considering its weight reduction of nearly 150kg, was that the car was in no way a stripped out racer.
On the inside of the vehicle, G-POWER has swapped the series production front seats for carbon racing buckets that not only support the driver in his battle with centrifugal forces, but are also each 12 kg lighter than their standard counterparts. Just like that, another 24 kg disappear. The G-POWER M3 GT2 S also goes without its rear bench, while the interior is upgraded with an individual G-POWER leather trim package. Leather and Alcantara applications in G-POWER orange with blue stitching give the sporty and spartan interior a touch of class and a luxurious feel and also match the Air intake manifold also painted in G-Power orange.
I look forward to fetching you more news of G-Power products in the Future:-
Recently it has been pretty obvious that BMW have been heavily testing their existing M3 and the Race prepared M3 GTS on the Nordschleife, as it did lap after lap and gave me the opportunity for some amazing pistonspy taken Photos of the M3 GTS in action and of course BMW Video.
The history of BMW M3 motor sport has been enriched by a further fascinating chapter as the BMW M3 GTS celebrates its debut on the racetrack and on the road. In terms of performance and safety, the most powerful version of the high-performance BMW M3 Coupe featuring a 331 kW/450 bhp engine offers the ideal preconditions for use at club sport events, whilst at the same time being officially road-legal. The BMW M3 GTS is produced at the BMW M GmbH manufacturing facility. In addition to a larger and more powerful V8 engine, exclusive tuning of the 7-speed M Dual Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic and modified suspension technology, the car, which is designed for club sport use, has also been specifically optimised with regard to aerodynamics and lightweight construction.
The supreme sporting potential of the BMW M3 GTS is underlined, inter alia, by a power-to-weight ratio that has been lowered to 3.4 kg per hp. Featuring a transmission and suspension configuration which has been optimised for the racetrack, the BMW M3 GTS accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 4.4 seconds. The car reaches the 1000 metre mark from a standstill in just 22.5 seconds. Top speed is 305 km/h.
“The BMW M3 is an icon and internationally synonymous with the highest level of dynamics,” explains Dr. Kay Segler, CEO of the BMW M GmbH. “Our aim was to develop a model variant that would prove its outstanding potential both on the road and at club sport racing events. The BMW M3 GTS is pure M feeling, embodying the brand values in a highly concentrated form.”
High-performance suspension with adjustable racetrack set-up.
The car’s suspension technology also derived from motor racing is based on the front and rear axle construction featured by the BMW M3 Coupe. Contrary to that, the BMW M3 GTS features a rigid rear-axle support as well as a coilover suspension, the dampers of which are independently variable in the traction and compression travel. Moreover, camber on the front and rear axles and vehicle height are variable for motor racing purposes. The car is lowered by 16 mm at the front and 12 mm at the rear.
Expect to see this car on display at the 38th ADAC Zurich 24h race this weekend and perhaps maybe a show of the M5 CSL.