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Someone with quick reflexes spied the next generation M3 testing and was able to capture the sites and sounds on video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jEokuh46ks

Things we know about the M3 from the video -
  • This is a DTC transmission test mule (based on gear changes) but a manual will be available for the US
  • The exhaust note is a deep growl and to me has a little E46 M3 rasp to it coming from the twin turbo I6.
  • The fender flairs are very pronounced and likely made of a carbon reenforced plastic for weight saving
  • Limited slip differential, electronically controlled like the M5 will be standard

What is an BMW F80 M3?
For reasons that are not yet clear BMW has given the M3 its own "F code". Perhaps because the M3 is going to be so technologically different from the F30/F31/F32/F33 3 Series? That is my guess, do you have a theory?
 

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this is interesting. is it really an inline 6 or v6?
 

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Wow that thing sounds good. I wonder what it's redline will be set at and how it would scream as it approaches it.
 
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