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2014 BMW M3 previewed by CAR magazine

 2014 BMW M3 previewed by CAR magazine
2014 BMW M3 from CAR magazine

Preview concept arriving in Geneva

CAR is previewing the next-gen BMW M3 in its latest issue. It will be seen first as a preview concept in March at the Geneva Motor Show.

The magazine's editors say these are official images of the 2014 BMW M3 shown in a bright yellow finish. The sedan is set to get a straight-six turbo engine producing 444 hp (331 kW) which will probably be carried over to the M4 Coupe.

CAR says it will be offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a dual-clutch (M-DCT) transmission which later on will be getting an eight ratio. The new M3 boasts a revised mechanical differential at the rear axle and is expected to have a curb weight of less than 1,500 kg (3,306 lbs) thanks to a CFRP roof, ceramic brakes (optionally available), while the doors, hood and boot lid will be made from aluminum.

Check out CAR's latest issue for full details about the new M3.

Published Jan 22, 2013 8:40 am By Adrian Padeanu
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Comments (15)

 GTurbo GTurbo
BMW designs just aren't what they used to be. However, respect remains reserved for the M3.
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January 23, 2013 12:02 pm
 M-LoveAffair M-LoveAffair
My Love affair continues, those front scoops eco the 1m's
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January 23, 2013 2:36 am
 BOOGIE_WOOGIE BOOGIE_WOOGIE
That weight figure is alone is going to make this an astonishing machine. God help the competition if BMW decide to release an M4 CSL O_O
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January 22, 2013 8:26 pm
 GRAVE GRAVE
Less than 1500 kg? Amazing
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January 22, 2013 1:41 pm
 joelynn joelynn
I dunno why but M4 makes me think of driving from London to Wales....
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January 22, 2013 11:37 am
 ipcress ipcress
ceramic brakes? Never! Only as a high priced option.
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January 22, 2013 10:35 am
 syw syw
never too fond of BMW but this M3 is one hot car.
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January 22, 2013 10:05 am
 CDspeed CDspeed
If that is really the new M3 I like it, it's hot looking.
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January 22, 2013 9:55 am
 AlexHohDesu AlexHohDesu
Straight-six Turbo, Six-speed Manual......all it needs now is a proper engine note and lighter body to become a true M3.
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January 22, 2013 9:24 am
 SouthAfrica SouthAfrica
This doesnt look inspiring. That being said...6 gears are too little.
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January 22, 2013 8:47 am
 Joao Oliveira Joao Oliveira
Hope it makes a proper engine sound, not some fake cabin ones
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January 22, 2013 8:44 am
 techie69 techie69
This comment has been hidden due to excessive poor ratings. click here to show
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January 22, 2013 8:44 am