2014 BMW M3 to be powered by twin-turbo V6 making 429-hp

Some new and interesting details have emerged on the next-generation BMW M3 that will hit markets in 2014. According to Inside Line, the engineers over at BMW are hard at work, developing a brand new V6 engine that will power the new M3.

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Why is that so interesting? Because BMW has never produced a V6 powered model. The new engine being developed is said to be a 3.0 liter V6 with two twin-scroll turbo chargers making 429-hp and a peak torque of 405 lb-ft.

Besides getting the aggressive design, the new 2014 BMW M3 will grow in length by 3.7 inches and will drop 75 pounds.

The report also suggests that the new BMW M3 will get its own codename for the first time – the F80.

Refresher: The 2012 BMW 3 Series three trim levels including Sport Line, Luxury Line and Modern Line – of course, an M Sport Package will follow. The 2012 BMW 328i is powered by a 2.0 liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine making 240-hp at 5,000 rpm and 260 lb-ft of torque between 1,250 and 4,800 rpm. That allows 0 to 60 mph to come in just 5.7 seconds with a top speed of 130 mph (155 mph with Sport Line package). Power for the 2012 BMW 335i comes from the same N55 3.0 liter 6-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine making 300-hp at 5,800 rpm with a maximum torque of 300 lb-ft between 1,200 rpm and 5,000 rpm. 0 to 60 mph comes in 5.4 seconds with a top speed of 130 mph (and 155 mph with Sport Line package).

– By: Roman Bronfenbrener

Source: Inside Line