Last week new details for the upcoming BMW M3 emerged predicting the F80 model could be up to 140kg less than the E92 model it replaces. Turns out BMW has gone back to the future by using the kerb weight of the two-generations-ago E46 as its target. So expect the F80 to weigh in somewhere around 1550kg, depending on options.
The F82 M4 coupé is also expected to benefit from a similar weight loss program.
Speculation on power from the new inline turbo six says not to hope for too much more than the 309kW found in the 4.0 litre V8 from the E92. Although, we’ve previously passed on reports suggesting 335kW as the magic number. What you can probably hope for, thanks to being force fed, is a much healthier peak torque figure. The rather impressive number of an extra 135Nm has been mooted.
Key stats of up to 335kW for peak power and 535Nm of torque; how does that grab you? Even better, you’ll even be able to get the next M3/M4 with a proper bloody gearbox!
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