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BMW VIN reveals next-gen M3 and M4 Coupe with 415 hp 3.0-liter inline-six

 BMW VIN reveals next-gen M3 and M4 Coupe with 415 hp 3.0-liter inline-six
BMW M4 Coupe Concept render

S55 3.0L inline 6 engine

A member of F30POST has recently discovered a BMW VIN which brings important details about the next-generation M3 and M4 Coupe.

Both cars are expected to get an S55 3.0-liter inline-six engine developing 415 hp (310 kW), which would be just about the same as the current M3 with its 3.0-liter inline-six multi-turbo S55 pumping out 414 hp (309 kW). However, torque figure will be increased by about 100 lb-ft (135 Nm), reaching somewhere around 395 lb-ft (535 Nm).

The new M3 is expected to go on a diet to lower its curb weight to 3,415 lbs (1,549 kg), making it considerably lighter than the M3 E90 (3,726 lbs) and the M3 E92 (3,704 lbs).

The next-generation BMW M3 will be launched late this year or in early 2014, before going on sale in June 2014, while the M4 Coupe won't be out until late 2014. 

Note: BMW M4 Coupe Concept render pictured

Source: f30post.com

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Comments (14)

 taliz taliz
"the current M3 with its 3.0-liter inline-six multi-turbo S55 " WRONG. The current M3 has a naturally aspirated V8.
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February 1, 2013 5:13 pm
 CoyRoy CoyRoy
@RATT - thanks..... Makes sense now
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February 1, 2013 1:23 am
 DanielNieto DanielNieto
"which would be just about the same as the current M3 with its 3.0-liter inline-six..." So the current M3 has six cilinders?
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January 31, 2013 7:55 pm
 Joao Oliveira Joao Oliveira
I prefer the current V8 model with the ESS supercharger with 625 HP... and no fake sounds in the cabin, it's a original soundtrack :)
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January 31, 2013 5:03 pm
 Garais877 Garais877
so when them two comes out then M3 is equal RS4 and M4 is equal RS5 and still current M3 is compact size, Market Segment: Near-Luxury, Performance, where RS5 is sub-compact size and Market Segment: Luxury, Performance... so based on them photos the all new M4 going to be more Luxury so it will take more weight on board but at same time loses weight with having smaler but not weaker engine... so will see how it will work out then...
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January 31, 2013 1:57 pm
 CoyRoy CoyRoy
Ok....I'm confused.... In this article they still mention M3 and M4 cars.... I thought the M3 is changing name as the M4....now what the hell is really going on? Didn't BMW say their sports cars are getting equal numbers? Meaning the M3 will be known as the M4??? Can someone explain?
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January 31, 2013 12:08 pm
 nahidrahman nahidrahman
Is the horsepower war really over? I think not. The RS4/RS5 are more powerful, and the C63 even more so. I have a hard time believing that the new M3/M4 will only be 1hp more that before despite being lighter. Speaking of which, the engine 'S55' sounds like an 'M-developed' improved version based on the N55 (single turbo). I hope therefore it has atleast two turbos and a slightly higher displacement to make it unique. A 3.3L I6TT would be great. And at least 450hp.
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January 31, 2013 7:14 am
 16000rpm 16000rpm
6 Cylinder? YES!!! I really rope it'll be something similar to the E46
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January 31, 2013 5:59 am