The cabin of the upcoming G80 BMW M3 has been noticed for the primary time, forward of its international debut later this 12 months. Whereas the majority of the automobile’s exterior and inside stay camouflaged, a better take a look at the gear shifter reveals a brand new digital gear lever with a further change to toggle between the gearbox’s three settings (Drivelogic), very like that seen on the brand new M8 Competitors.
Whereas the complete M therapy isn’t fitted right here, it’s straightforward to think about that the M3 will get a novel steering wheel with programmable purple buttons, a purple push-start button, the brand new M Mode which alters the automobile’s driver help methods and the data displayed on the screens, in addition to extra supportive M sport seats.
Apparently, the brand new M3 shall be accessible in numerous choices, together with the potential for a rear-biased all-wheel drive variant with the M xDrive system (already deployed within the M5 and M8). Anticipate the efficiency sedan to get bigger wheels and brakes, together with the non-obligatory M carbon ceramic brakes.
At launch, the G80 M3 is predicted to make use of the brand new S58 three.Zero litre twin-turbo straight-six petrol engine, that includes the high-tech water injection system first seen within the present M4 GTS. The identical engine – 55 hp and 50 Nm greater than the S55 three.Zero litre engine – powers the newly-launched X3 M and X4 M. Output is claimed to be as excessive as 480 hp, though sources say a ‘milder’, stripped-out 460-hp variant might complement the line-up.
For now, essentially the most potent G20 three Collection is the M340i xDrive, packing a three.Zero litre turbo inline-six that makes 374 hp and 500 Nm of torque. It does the century dash in four.four seconds. The four-pot 330i produces 258 hp and 400 Nm of torque, and does the Zero-100 km/h in 5.eight seconds.
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