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2014 BMW M3 previewed by CAR magazine

2014 BMW M3 from 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.

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Published Jan 22nd, 2013 3:40pm By Adrian Padeanu
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GTurbo GTurbo
BMW designs just aren't what they used to be. However, respect remains reserved for the M3.
Jan 23rd, 2013 7:02pm
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M-LoveAffair M-LoveAffair
My Love affair continues, those front scoops eco the 1m's
Jan 23rd, 2013 9:36am
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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
Jan 23rd, 2013 3:26am
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GRAVE GRAVE
Less than 1500 kg? Amazing
Jan 22nd, 2013 8:41pm
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joelynn joelynn
I dunno why but M4 makes me think of driving from London to Wales....
Jan 22nd, 2013 6:37pm
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ipcress ipcress
ceramic brakes? Never! Only as a high priced option.
Jan 22nd, 2013 5:35pm
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syw syw
never too fond of BMW but this M3 is one hot car.
Jan 22nd, 2013 5:05pm
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CDspeed CDspeed
If that is really the new M3 I like it, it's hot looking.
Jan 22nd, 2013 4:55pm
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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.
Jan 22nd, 2013 4:24pm
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EdBacau EdBacau
The M4 is now the true M3.
Jan 22nd, 2013 4:41pm
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AlexHohDesu AlexHohDesu
Yeah true, wish they kept the M3 name, M4 name needs some time getting used to.
Jan 22nd, 2013 4:46pm
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Ratt Ratt
BMW's straight six engines always sounded amazing, this is sedan so its M3.
Jan 22nd, 2013 5:01pm
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SouthAfrica SouthAfrica
This doesnt look inspiring. That being said...6 gears are too little.
Jan 22nd, 2013 3:47pm
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Joao Oliveira Joao Oliveira
Hope it makes a proper engine sound, not some fake cabin ones
Jan 22nd, 2013 3:44pm
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techie69 techie69
I like the looks of the IS350 f-sport, this car front skirt is tame!
Jan 22nd, 2013 3:44pm
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