BMW Australia have given some more technical info on the upcoming BMW M3. The Fourth-generation of the BMW M3, all-new, and for the first time powered by a V8.
- Power-to-weight ratio 3.8 kg/hp.
- V8 displacing 4.0 litres 309 kW/420 hp torque of 400 Nm/295 lb-ft at 3,900 rpm, maximum engine speed 8,400 rpm,
- Individual throttle butterflies, variable double-VANOS camshaft control,
- Brake Energy Regeneration, engine weight 15 kg/33 lb less than the six-cylinder in the former model.
- 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds, top speed limited electronically to 250 km/h (155 mph),
- average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle 12.4 litres/100 kilometres.
- Manual six-speed gearbox with integrated, temperature-related oil cooling, mass inertia-optimised double-plate clutch.
- MDrive for setting and retrieving the driver’s specific configuration of the engine control map, suspension and DSC set-up, as well as the Servotronic control map as an additional option.
- Forged aluminium track control arms,
- Compound high-performance brake system,
- optional Electronic Damper Control(EDC) with three freely available control maps.
- First production vehicle in its segment with carbon-fibre-reinforced roof.
The first drive of the M3 is set to take place in Europe come July, BMW Australia has not given a time frame for the arrival of the new beast.
You can find more information on the BMW M3 here, here and all you need to know about the new V8 engine here.