M3 Front

BMW’s M3 has long been the legend among luxury sports cars, but a refresh hasn’t been released for quite some time now.

Well so here it is–the long awaited new M3!

  • First-ever V8 M3
  • New engine weighs 33 lbs. less than the outgoing M3’s six-cylinder
  • 420 horsepower/295 lb-ft at 3900 rpm, 8400 rpm max engine speed
  • 0-62 mph in 4.8 seconds, 155 mph top speed (electronically limited)
  • 6-speed manual tranny
  • MDrive – allows configuration and retrieval of driver-specific performance settings
  • All-new aluminum suspension
  • Carbon fiber reinforced roof
  • Usual complement of “M” appearance, aerodynamic upgrades. Minimal body panel carryover from 3-series coupe
  • Regenerative braking used to power the car’s on-board network

Sounds fun.

More shots and a video after the break.

M3 Rear

M3 Interior


2 Responses

  1. 2008-2009 BMW M3 Exposed

    There’s no escape from the sly and determined eye-spies! Just weeks after the BMW Company unveiled the M3 Concept at the recent Geneva Auto Show which took place in Switzerland, images of the latest 2008-2009 model M3 Coupe construction was released …

  2. I personally don’t like the new 3 series, the M is amazing, design a bit too roundish for me, but its a M3, respect it. With 420+ hp this will beat the RS4 for sure, as a fan of audi I am lookin forward to what the RS5 will be packin under the hood’s bmw air filter , I hope it’s a tuned version of the V10 S6 and S8 have instead of the V8 in the current RS4. I’m also wondering how the M5/M6 V10 will affect weight distribution and handling in the M3.

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