2014 BMW M3 Spied Testing With Bigger Brakes, Spoiler

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

While it isn’t the first time this has happened, BMW’s M3 will be a sedan when the next generation arrives and the latest spy photos show it in its most recent prototype.

This time around the test mule is wearing white paint instead of the black seen in previous pictures. While that might not seem significant by itself, the paint change indicates that this is a different test mule which translates into progress toward the new car.

Reinforcing that, there’s also a rear spoiler for the first time along with carbon ceramic brakes which haven’t been seen on previous test cars. Brakes fitted to the car in this case use six-piston calipers as opposed to the four-piston units seen on all previous prototypes of the upcoming M3.

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Unlike the current M3, the F80, as it’s internally code named, will have a turbocharged six-cylinder engine under the hood rather than the current 4.0-liter V8. The engine’s displacement, among other specifications, is still unannounced, but it will likely be a 3.0-liter unit expected to make around 450 hp.

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Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/112531385961538774338?rel=author">Google+</A>.

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