BMW has just announced the engine for the upcoming BMW M3 and the all-new BMW M4. Without beating around the bush, here are the details.
Both cars will be powered by the same engine. That engine in question is a newly developed "high-revving" six-cylinder in-line with the BMW M TwinPower Turbo technology. Maximum power output is being quoted at around 430hp while the torque figure stands at 500Nm.
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For comparison purposes, the current M3's naturally aspirated 4.0-liter V8 produces 420hp and 400Nm of torque. BMW says that the new engine is 30% better than the outgoing V8 however.
Thanks to downsizing and turbocharging, CO2 emissions and fuel economy will see improvements of about 25%. Another factor contributing to this is the overall weight, which would be kept under 1,500kg.
BMW also say that the new cars have done more than a thousand laps around the Nurburgring Nordschliefe, a default proving ground for performance cars alike. What they don't mention however, is the unveiling date. A past report has indicated that both, the M3 and M4, would be seen at the Detroit Motor Show in January next year.
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BMW Reveals M3, M4 Engine Details - Press Release
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