The next generation BMW M3 won’t be showing its face until the 2013 Paris Auto Show, but we’ll at least get to see it undergo its painstaking testing until that happens. Bimmerpost was able to capture the future sports sedan as it endured the hot weather in Spain.

The video shows a little more of the M3’s exterior, but our main focus as we watched it was the sound pouring out of what we suspect is the new inline-six cylinder engine. We believe the previous V8 engine has been dropped in favor of the new V6, but we are still unaware of whether the new engine will be equipped with two or three turbos. Either way, it will boast of 450 HP, an increase over the current model’s 420 HP.

The future BMW M3 will be offered exclusively as a sedan and will show up on US dealerships in the winter of 2014. Before that, we’ll be able to get a closer look at the future model when BMW unveils its M3 Concept at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.


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  (728) posted on 08.17.2012

It’s been on a tough testing this summer season. Will it be a craze on the auctioneers?

  (473) posted on 08.16.2012

The M3 has a good turning point. What is new for this M3?

  (467) posted on 08.16.2012

The hot weather is not a hindrance on this M3. It shows that it is capable on staying cool despite the intense heat on the road.

  (463) posted on 08.16.2012

That M3 still feeling cool on hot weather. Well, the detail on its exterior is still unclear, and I do hope before they released it on the market, they are able to give us more images of its improved and enhanced looks that will make us find it appealing than the former M3.

  (807) posted on 08.15.2012

This is different. Some of the auto making companies are waiting for the winter season to have their models tested during the winter season.

  (507) posted on 08.15.2012

The hot weather serves as the perfect timing for this BMW to show its durability despite the extreme weather.

  (683) posted on 08.14.2012

I can’t see the details clearly. The camouflage is effective on my eyes. The performance seems OK, but I’m hoping they will release some teasers of the concentration of their enhancement.

  (325) posted on 08.14.2012

Despite the heat wave on European continent, BMW M3 remains cool and running smooth.

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