In 2013, BMW will unveil the most popular M model; BMW M3, as a 2014 model. It is believed that this BMW M3 will dash through the roads in 2014. The whole world is eagerly waiting for this exciting model. For such an anticipated model, it is obvious thing that rumors regarding its specifications are popping up. And, the latest rumor is about its engine, which is the heart of BMW M3.
Firstly, it was believed that BMW M3 will have a tri-turbo, straight-six engine. However, according to the latest set of rumors, BMW is developing a brand new V6 engine for M3 model. If this rumor will become true, then BMW M3 would be the first V6 powered model from BMW. The V6 engine would be a 3.0L twin-turbo V6 engine. This new V6 will mount its 2 twin-scroll turbochargers within the vee-angle just like 4.4-liter V8 design.
This unique and new approach will reduce the length of the inlet area when compared with a usual turbo-vee setup. Ultimately, it will help to sharpen the throttle response and minimize the heat buildup after air passes through the intercooler. As per the theory of a 3.0L twin-turbo V6 engine, a 60-degree vee will offer the best primary balance for a six. However, a 90-degree angle is necessary for the two turbos to fit. BMW will have to solve the imbalance issue either by using balance shafts or a unique firing order.
The unique M3 engine will give an output of around 429 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque which are sufficient to give a tough competition to Audi RS4 and Mercedes C63 AMG. With extra boost, improved direct injection, and higher compression ratio, M3 will surely give a powerful performance. In addition to being powerful, M3 is believed to have some impressive specifications. The next generation model M3 will grow by 3.7 inches in length over its E90 predecessor.
The new M3 will shed around 88 pounds by using alloy chassis components and increased use of ultra-high-tensile steel throughout the body of car. Plus, the new model will use light weight components like a carbon honeycomb hood weighing approximately 6.6 pounds, titanium mufflers, and carbon composite panels and seat parts to make M3 a lighter model. Another 15-20 pounds will be saved by replacing the ordinary copper wires with aluminum wires in wiring purpose.
The lighter version will also help in delivering a more powerful performance along with fuel economy. Most likely, M3 will have an electric power steering, while a 6-speed manual will continue alongside a revised 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Let’s hope that BMW will add these innovative technologies in the next generation model BMW M3. To get detailed specifications of M3, we have to wait for the officially release of the car. As of now, there is no word about the price of the BMW M3.
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