The M3 was rumoured to make an appearance this month in Paris but there’s no mention of it in the BMW press kit. Traditionally the M3 is released at least 12 months after the regular 3-series coupe. Possible specifications and pricing that seem to be accurate were released just last month. Importantly, it will come with a 412hp 4L V8 and BMW’s second generation 7-speed SMG as well as a conventional 6-speed manual.
Bruhnke was tight lipped about the new M car. The message he had was that the new will definitely not be dull. Unlike Mercedes Benz he adds, the next M3 would stay faithful to maintaining BMW’s high standards for handling and dynamics over engine output.