M3 watch: Carbon fibre roof likely

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F80 BMW M3 prototype

The application of camouflage on the roof of this F80 BMW M3 prototype is a fairly good indication the assumption it will be made from carbon fibre is on the money. It’s expected the new M3 will weigh at least 100kg less than the previous E92 model; perhaps even as much as 140kg less.

Earlier speculation the turbocharged 3.0 litre inline six cylinder engine will boast 335kW (450hp) is still around the mark. The M3 should be on sale a bit under 12 months from now, so may well see an official debut in March 2014, at the Geneva Motor Show.

[Source: WCF]

F80 BMW M3 prototype