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F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current)
F80 BMW M3 sedan, F82 BMW M4 coupe and F83 M4 convertible forum. This 5th generation M3 and all new M4 features a 3.0 liter twin turbo engine (engine code S55) 425hp and 406lbs of torque! Heavy use of light weight materials makes this generation lighter and faster then the outgoing E9x M3.

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Old 03-12-2012, 01:05 PM
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F80 M3 Sedan - Tri-turbo Powered M3 Spied Winter Testing

F80 2014 M3 spied - Triple turbo power plant

With the 328i and 335i F30 3 series sedans fully to market and available at a dealer near you the next exciting 4 door news is the F80 M3 Sedan. Breaking from BMW M tradition the next generation M3s will each get their own "F" code. BMW M Brand manager Matt Russel explained that M cars now have 80% or greater parts differentiation from their non-M base car. With that in mind it made sense to split the M cars into their own F code.

The F30 3 sedan will be the F80 M3, the F31 wagon won't get an M version, the F32 3 coupe will be the F82 M3, the F33 3 convertible will be the F83 M3.

BMW M3 F30 nears production

Despite a change to 80% or greater of the parts the F80 M3 will share much of the exterior look of the F30 3 series sedan. The wide headlights that connect all the way to the central grills, the steeply slopping hood line, doors, etc. But look for wider fenders, bigger wheels, huge brakes, side vents and of course the quad M exhaust.

F80 M3 spied testing

As this is just a test mule BMW isn't ready to reveal all the details yet. Specifically you can see the standard F30 mirrors, the M3 mirror design is still under wraps. What else is BMW keeping under wraps? Perhaps most noticeably missing from this test mule is the M Power dome. Have fuel economy and pedestrian safety laws caused the demise of the M Power dome? We'll have to wait and see.

F80 M3 spied testing

What we do know with 95% certainty is the power plant for this beast. BMW M has taken a liking to inline 6 with triple turbos! Using similar technology from the recently launched BMW M Performance Autos Diesel engines that are also inline 6 cylinder triple turbos. Loosely based on the N54/N55 architecture but with more turbo power and advanced engine management 430hp and equal amounts of torque sound about right to me

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I will need to learn to outdrive my S4 and graduate to 450 hp. Place a no nonsense order with Jon in Santa Barbara. Would be nice if they had a serious $6k brake option.

It doesn't appear that the RS4 will come in manual.
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There's no large front mount IC. Sure it's an I6 with FI.

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Looks nice. I will be in the market in 3 1/2 years when my F30 Sport lease is up.

BTW, about the power dome, not sure it would be strictly needed since the F30 hood has a huge hollow space. See pics.
A dome would be needed only to retain the same gap thickness - not sure they would care so much about the ratings for the low-volume M3.
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I will need to learn to outdrive my S4 and graduate to 450 hp. Place a no nonsense order with Jon in Santa Barbara. Would be nice if they had a serious $6k brake option.

It doesn't appear that the RS4 will come in manual.
When is Audi bringing the RS4 to the US?
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Hm, we'll see... wondering if this new M3 will make me retire my E46 M3. So far there is no BMW model that would inspire me to do that. E46 is built perfect in any aspect!
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When is Audi bringing the RS4 to the US?
Who cares, Audi is too lame to put a proper engine into the RS4. They should of put the TT V8 into the RS4 but they put a NA V8. I love my Audi cars but would never buy an RS car. The RS cars are released too late in the models lifecycle for one. Second Audi treats it like a profit booster rather than BMW that treats the M division as a priority to provide the BMW brand with Halo cars. BMW M division puts new technology into the M cars but Audi just puts parts together for the RS cars, and then just improves the suspension.
If I was in the market for an RS4 than I would definitely rather look at the M3 or the GT-R, the RS cars are a waste of money.
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Tri- Turbo..... imagine the tuning power - I can see it around 600hp after a solid tune and with exhaust... Fap Fap Fap
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Some are saying it will feature a V6, but I don't think so. BMW pioneered the Inline-6 for years and years to come. I wish it was still normal aspirated engine with high-rev but that economy debate has been the debate of the decade.
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F80 2014 M3 spied - Triple turbo power plant

With the 328i and 335i F30 3 series sedans fully to market and available at a dealer near you the next exciting 4 door news is the F80 M3 Sedan. Breaking from BMW M tradition the next generation M3s will each get their own "F" code. BMW M Brand manager Matt Russel explained that M cars now have 80% or greater parts differentiation from their non-M base car. With that in mind it made sense to split the M cars into their own F code.

The F30 3 sedan will be the F80 M3, the F31 wagon won't get an M version, the F32 3 coupe will be the F82 M3, the F33 3 convertible will be the F83 M3.

BMW M3 F30 nears production

Despite a change to 80% or greater of the parts the F80 M3 will share much of the exterior look of the F30 3 series sedan. The wide headlights that connect all the way to the central grills, the steeply slopping hood line, doors, etc. But look for wider fenders, bigger wheels, huge brakes, side vents and of course the quad M exhaust.

F80 M3 spied testing

As this is just a test mule BMW isn't ready to reveal all the details yet. Specifically you can see the standard F30 mirrors, the M3 mirror design is still under wraps. What else is BMW keeping under wraps? Perhaps most noticeably missing from this test mule is the M Power dome. Have fuel economy and pedestrian safety laws caused the demise of the M Power dome? We'll have to wait and see.

F80 M3 spied testing

What we do know with 95% certainty is the power plant for this beast. BMW M has taken a liking to inline 6 with triple turbos! Using similar technology from the recently launched BMW M Performance Autos Diesel engines that are also inline 6 cylinder triple turbos. Loosely based on the N54/N55 architecture but with more turbo power and advanced engine management 430hp and equal amounts of torque sound about right to me

2014 F80 M3
TRI-TURBO...hate to say "I told you so"...but I TOLD YOU SO! ( not you tim330i...these other knuckleheads )
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What's the deal with all of this talk about a V6 instead of an I6? I know it was chalked up to confusion at first, but Car and Driver had a blurb that was very specific about it being BMWs first V6...
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Now I need a bag of money so I can buy an F80 in 2 or 3 years.
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What's the deal with all of this talk about a V6 instead of an I6? I know it was chalked up to confusion at first, but Car and Driver had a blurb that was very specific about it being BMWs first V6...
Maybe it has to be a V to fit 3 turbos in it?
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Those rear brakes are HUGE. I wonder if there's anyone out there crazy enough and mug that guy of the M3, take it home, take all the camo off and post the pictures on bimmerfest (including what's under the hood). Do it for the community
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I am eagerly awaiting with an open mind the new M3. I anticipate the F82 will eclipse the E92 M3 in terms of dynamic performance, but for me, the real question is the future car's visceral "joie de vivre". Although many cars today may offer better performance in terms of a specific measure, the M3 remains a decathlon champion offering brilliant performance, balance, and a sensual "connectivity" that few can match overall. When I purchased my M3, I thought it might become a "keeper". The E92 M3 is sublime, and presents the F82 with a very high hurdle.
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I am eagerly awaiting with an open mind the new M3. I anticipate the F82 will eclipse the E92 M3 in terms of dynamic performance, but for me, the real question is the future car's visceral "joie de vivre". Although many cars today may offer better performance in terms of a specific measure, the M3 remains a decathlon champion offering brilliant performance, balance, and a sensual "connectivity" that few can match overall. When I purchased my M3, I thought it might become a "keeper". The E92 M3 is sublime, and presents the F82 with a very high hurdle.
Can't agree more that the E92 is awesome car. I would've bought one if it didn't suck so much gas. People report 200 miles for a tank. That's just ridiculous.. If they can make it 300 miles on spirited driving, then sure.
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Can't agree more that the E92 is awesome car. I would've bought one if it didn't suck so much gas. People report 200 miles for a tank. That's just ridiculous.. If they can make it 300 miles on spirited driving, then sure.
My experience....

Routinely, 18 to 20 mpg driving in a "spirited" manner on a 20 mile commute in Metro DC.

I usually see 20 - 22 mpg on interstates driving "quickly".

Weekends on back roads - "pushing it" - 16 - 18 mpg.

Overall really not that much different than my E93 335 MT. Perhaps I drove my 335i harder to extract some measure of satisfying performance. With my M3, everything is configurable, which allows you to seamlessly adapt to current road conditions. The power, responsiveness, and sheer connectivity of the M3 is worth the small difference.

So when are you buying your M3?
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In her 2011 E93 M3, my daughter's averaging around 14.5 mpg in mixed driving. When her monthly gas bill climbed over $400.00 she started restricting her driving. It was her mileage that caused me to buy a 335is rather than another M3. While I love the NA V8 in her car, in these days of $4.00 Obama gasoline, a more fuel efficient 3 turbo N54/N55 based I6 would be a welcome change for the M3.
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In her 2011 E93 M3, my daughter's averaging around 14.5 mpg in mixed driving. When her monthly gas bill climbed over $400.00 she started restricting her driving. It was her mileage that caused me to buy a 335is rather than another M3. While I love the NA V8 in her car, in these days of $4.00 Obama gasoline, a more fuel efficient 3 turbo N54/N55 based I6 would be a welcome change for the M3.
Obama is not the reason the gas is at $4.00/gallon. Stop misleading the mass please, and just enjoy your bimmers.

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Obama is not the reason the gas is at $4.00/gallon. Stop misleading the mass please, and just enjoy your bimmers.

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Do you read The Wall Street Journal, The Economist or Harvard Business Review? Skip that, just simplify the question to, "Do you read?"
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Do you read The Wall Street Journal, The Economist or Harvard Business Revue? Skip that, just simplify the question to, "Do you read?"
No I can't read Sir. I will learn when you learn what really affect the price of gas. The prices in Europe are almost double the ones in the US. Go and blame Obama for that too. U should be thanking him u only paying $4.00 buddy. And please stop reading the WSJ and HBR because you obviously do not understand what you're reading.
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