2014 BMW M3: A Pinch of This, A Dash of That

by Lisa DePaolo on November 28, 2012, 10:37 am

What's an ideal M3 look like to you?

BMW will release a brand new one in 2014, and Steve Sutcliffe has his wish list all filled in. He takes a hands-on look at three of its predecessors, and comprises his own list of optimum ingredients.

If you could write the recipe for the new M3, what would it look like?

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3 responses to 2014 BMW M3: A Pinch of This, A Dash of That

Drew's525i commented:
November 29, 2012, 7:56 pm

happy to hear about the return to an i6 powerplant
GroupBquattro commented:
December 5, 2012, 4:12 pm

Why is the E30 facing the wrong way at 1:53 ?
cwsqbm commented:
December 5, 2012, 5:52 pm

The ideal M3? An updated E30 M3, with some light weight bits to make it even lighter. A 2.5L NA 4 cylinder making about 250hp would be fine with a curb weight under 2500 lbs. Leave the monster horsepower engines for the muscle cars M5 and M6.