Our spies got a hold of the original film (see it here) that was recorded by a motorcyclist who stumbled by chance on a completely naked 2015 BMW M3 sedan that was out for a photo shoot, and used their digital software to come up with some better quality screenshots, which they passed on to us.
The exterior cues that separates the M3 from its lesser 3-Series saloon counterparts include the swollen wheelarches filled with bigger wheels (five spoke on this car), the bespoke mirrors, front and rear bumpers, hood bulge, carbon fibrer roof, quad exhausts, side gills and a discreet boot spoiler.
This particular example sported a new exterior finish named “Yas Marina Blue Metallic”, but at this point, we do not know if it’s a standard or a BMW Individual option.
Mechanically, the next M3 will be identical to the upcoming M4 Coupe, marking a return to the engine arrangement that BMW is most well-known for, a straight-six, but with a twin-turbo twist that the company says will churn out about 430PS (424hp), travelling to the rear wheels via a manual gearbox or a dual-clutch auto transmission.
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