Oh, there’s also a manual.
Markus Flasch, head of BMW’s M Division, confirmed that many of our prayers had been answered. M3 Moving forward. The Frankfurt Motor Show will reveal the details later in the year. 2021 BMW M3 The codename G80 will be displayed alongside the M4. We don’t want to get ahead of ourselves. Here’s what we know now.
The M boss stated that the M3 will use a 3.0-liter twin turbo six-cylinder engine called S58. This engine is the same one found in the X3 M, X4 M. There will be two outputs of the engine, 480 horsepower and 510 horsepower, with tweaks and modifications to fit a tiered system. The Competition trim will have a higher output engine while the standard M3 will get 480 horsepower. The new M3 will feature a modified but similar drivetrain system to the BMW M5. This is where AWD is the norm, and RWD can be selected when needed. Flasch said that purer versions are being planned for these M cars.
The M3 and M4 Pure cars will have slightly less horsepower at around 452 hp. They will only be offered in manual and limited to RWD with an electronic diff lock. These cars are designed to be a “driver’s car”, offering a minimal level of technology and performance. The good news is that M3 will be focusing its attention on the new Mercedes AMG C63, the Audi RSS4, and HTML5. The manual will live on.