2015 BMW M3 Sedan
BMW’s M series has always stirred controversy but then, the M series never did fit into a traditional mold. The newly announced 2015 BMW M3 Sedan was never in the mold to start with. A twin turbocharged inline-six give this M3 425 hp, 5 more than the 2014’s 4.0 V-8. And torque, about 406 lb-ft, a gain of 111 over the 2014 model. The M3 generates this hp/torque combo using two fast-spooling single scroll turbochargers, Valvetronic variable valve timing and Double VANOS variable camshaft timing, meaning that when you press the accelerator your head snaps back and your pulse quickens. A standard six speed manual keeps the power plant in check. But all that power is useless unless it’s coupled with a performance suspension and new carefully honed aerodynamics. Wider wheel wells accommodate 18″ or 19″ tires and just look cool, while the interior has been upgraded with M-style touches, such as door sills, driver’s footrest, gearshift lever, redesigned instrument panel and a leather steering wheel. The front seats are one-piece back panel with contrast stitching and the rear seats are a 60/40 split. And if you’re concerned about mileage, your wallet will thank you: the 2015 consumes 25% less fuel than this years V-8.
Keep your eyes peeled for its release next year. Read the press release and Autoblog’s take here – $TBA