Photos of the latest generation of BMW M3 has started circulating in cyberspace. Unfortunately, the new M3 body is still wrapped with full camouflage stickers, making it difficult to see what the difference. But from some details, can be inferred changes to the body of the sixth-generation M3’s. As quoted from the site Motor1, BMW M3 new generation (G80) later look slightly more athletic.
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At a glance, the M3 tested in cold air is no different from the M3 that is still sold today. But if viewed more closely, there is little difference. The fender section is a bit more sticky. That could mean the new M3 will wear a wider wheel.
The part of his face was covered in tight camouflage, so it was impossible to know the size of the main headlamps and the grille. The stern part was so, only clearly visible four mouthpiece exhaust. Seeing the M3 as a high-performance car, BMW may provide a diffuser around the new M3 exhaust funnel later to improve its sporty appearance. Most likely LED lights mounted on the front and rear of the new generation M3.
For the mechanical heart is reportedly M3 still use the same engine, 6-cylinder inline 3.0-liter. But there is an additional 48-volt lightweight hybrid system. The system is said to increase engine power to 500 hp. That means, an increase of 75 hp compared to standard M3 F80 variants. In addition, the new M3 can follow in the footsteps of M5’s older brother, using four-wheel drive. But that’s an optional xDrive offer. Medium use of CLAR’s new architecture can cut significant weight.
The new generation BMW M3 is expected to emerge next year, with production and sales by 2020. Even so, it is confirmed that BMW M3 F80 production will end in May this year. The reason, because of the new regulations Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), which has a high standard procedure for pollution and emissions. The BMW M3 F80 is reportedly not meeting WLTP standards. That way, all production is stopped and BMW focuses directly on 3-Series and M3 new generation. While M4 is still not affected by WLTP and still continued production