German automotive manufacturer BMW released a press announcement related to their upcoming 2015 BMW M3 Sedan. Following the success of the M4 the upcoming model comes with a new engine, exterior lift and improved precision.
BMWâ€™s upcoming M3 is lighter, faster and more stable than the previous generation. Making use of the newest technologies in terms of aerodynamics and traction distribution, the sports car turns into a luxurious and agile sedan.
|Vehicle Type: Sedan||Base Price: NA|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 15.6 gals (60 L)||Miles Per Gallon: 20 city / 34 hwy|
|Length: 183.8 in. (467.1 cm)||Wheel Base: 110.7 in. (281.2 cm)|
|Height: 56.3 in. (143 cm)||Width: 73.9 in. (187.7 cm)|
|Unladen Weight: 3516 lbs (1595 kg)||Maximum Seating: 4 people|
|Engine: Inline 6 DOHC||Displacement: 3.0 Liter|
|Horsepower: 431 HP||Max RPM: 5500-7300RPM|
|Torque: 407 lb-ft @1850-5500 rpm||Transmission: 6-Speed DCT|
|0-60 mph: 4.3 seconds||Maximum Speed: 155 mph (250 km/h)|
* UK Specs
BMW uses a six-cylinder engine capable of generating 431 horsepower with the aid of a Twin Turbo system at 7300 rpm. CO2 emissions are 25% lower than in the previous version.
Acceleration from 0 to 60 is done in 4.1 seconds. Transmission is handled by a seven-speed double clutch gearbox (DCT).
The new M3 Sedan offers improved handling and steering because of its lowered chassis and optimized downforce.
With the front bumper redesigned, the aerodynamics of the car contributes to its road stability, improving grip and agility while cornering at high speeds.
Also, the Active M Differential system optimizes traction distribution between the front and rear wheels, maintaining stability even under harsh road conditions.
M3â€™s exterior has been reworked to include a lither bonnet and a new power dome. The front bumper receives new double grills. From the back, the rear is similar to current models while the side receives more fluent lines.
The body itself has been lowered while the headlights have been extended to reach around the side.
The interior of the new M3 is typical for a luxury sports car. Covered in a grey and black theme, the controls and placement of the air intakes give it an executive look.
The steering wheel features more controls while the door on the driverâ€™s side hosts a more generous panel. A glossy LCD display has been placed on the right side of the driver that controls the navigation system.