The next-generation BMW M3 has been spied undergoing testing at and around the Nurburgring.
Unlike the photos we published in December 2017, these latest images are high resolution and give us a good look at the car's exterior from every angle.
Although there's eye-distracting camouflage covering most of the body, except part of the bonnet and roof, it's clear the new M3 will have a wider front and rear track than the volume-selling 3 Series sedan.
To accommodate the wider tyres and track, as well as give the car its requisite visual differentiation, the M3 once again features pumped up front and rear wheel arches.
The front end of the next-generation M3 is well hidden at the moment, but we expect it will have larger scoops and intakes than the regular 3 Series sedan. Out the back the hot sedan has a prominent boot-lip spoiler, reworked bumpers, and four large exhaust tips.
Rumour has it the new M3 will once again feature a 3.0-litre twin-turbo straight-six engine, likely with more power in order to keep up with its class rivals. Speculation has it the M3 will be offered with both manual and automatic transmissions in some markets.
With the seventh-generation 3 Series unveiled at the 2018 Paris motor show, we expect to see prototypes for more variants, including the M4, 3 Series wagon, and 4 Series two-doors out and about in the near future.