pbskids

 |   |   |  Spied! Next-Gen 2020 BMW M3 Covers up for Winter
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Spied! Next-Gen 2020 BMW M3 Covers up for Winter

Current M3 production could end this May

Alex Nishimoto
Feb 1, 2018

It seems like only yesterday that purists were bemoaning the . Now, the Bavarian automaker is apparently readying the next-gen model.

The next was all bundled up for cold weather testing, so there isn't too much to see yet. From what we can see, however, it doesn't look like much has changed with its general body shape. The sedan maintains the 3 Series' proportions and greenhouse opening, and could very easily be mistaken for the current F80 model. But this mule wears less sculpted exterior mirrors, which probably aren't production, and the hood shape is slightly different. You can also expect updated headlights and taillights underneath all that camo.

  |   Spied! Next-Gen 2020 BMW M3 Covers up for Winter

The sixth-generation M3 could be shown at the Frankfurt auto show in September 2019, following the debut of the sometime this year. reports that the current M3 will end production this May in advance of new testing requirements that call for installation of an Otto particle filter by June 2018. This filter reportedly requires a lot of modifications to the exhaust system to get it to fit, and apparently decided to end M3 production a little early instead of making the changes. Production on the M4, however, will continue uninterrupted with the new filter. This makes sense as the two-door variant of the next-gen M3 is expected to arrive later.

Though many other automakers are embracing hybridization in their performance models, the next-gen M3 should continue to use a gas-only powerplant, likely an improved version of the current twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six making as much as 500 hp.

Photo source: CarPix

  |   Spied! Next-Gen 2020 BMW M3 Covers up for Winter
By Alex Nishimoto
181 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

The engine swap you never expected, stuffed into the '70 Toyota you never saw coming
Aaron BonkFeb 19, 2018
After signing some paperwork the NSX was officially his and on a transporter back to Wisconsin.
Andrew BeckfordFeb 19, 2018
There is a good chance you've never heard of Kyle Ranauro, but you've seen his cars.
Yuta AkaishiFeb 16, 2018
Preview the April 2018 edition of pbskids - on newsstands now!
Bob HernandezFeb 16, 2018
If you compare these photos with Toyota's official teaser, the rounded rear fenders, double-bubble roof, and massive wing all match up.
Collin WoodardFeb 15, 2018
Join Our FREE

Sign Up today for our FREE Newsletter and get the latest articles and news delivered right to your in-box.

Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP