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    • Latest 2014 F30/F80 BMW M3 spyshots reveal front bumper design, wheels, and brakes

      Here are the latest spyshots of the F80 M3 making their rounds on the internet. We aren't huge on spyshots usually but these reveal some details. First of all, the front bumper design appears to mirror the new F12 M6. Simple, elegant, nothing radical. There is also a slight hood bulge similar to the E9X M3 series. The brakes certainly appear to be quite large filling out the rims in front and in back. We would not be surprised to see 19's as standard with optional 20 inch rims (hopefully with a different design).

      The major question mark remains what will be under the hood. General consensus is an inline-6 but the unit may end up being a V6 based on the F10 M5 S63tu 4.4 liter twin turbo V8. We hope to have the specs of what is under the hood in the next few months.












































      This article was originally published in forum thread: Latest 2014 F30/F80 BMW M3 spyshots reveal front bumper design, wheels, and brakes started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 10 Comments
      1. MrClean335i's Avatar
        MrClean335i -
        The front bumper looks like a mix between the M6 and the 650i M Sport
      1. lughed's Avatar
        lughed -
        weak
      1. TRES's Avatar
        TRES -
        The front looks ok but I dont like the rear looks to much like the 5 series
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        i feel like it should look more aggressive... but lets see some real photos first
      1. whoosh's Avatar
        whoosh -
        Judging by the fact that they covered up the front of the car but didn't care about the rear, I think we can assume that the rear is not what the production car will look like. Seems the front is very close, which makes sense given that they are hot weather testing the vehicle and would want the front end to be close to prod spec in order to assess cooling.
      1. kueks29's Avatar
        kueks29 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        The major question mark remains what will be under the hood. General consensus is an inline-6 but the unit may end up being a V6 based on the F10 M5 S63tu 4.4 liter twin turbo V8. We hope to have the specs of what is under the hood in the next few months.
        I'll bet my money on a 3.278ccm V6 BiTurbo based on the S65 from the M3 GTS/CRT!
      1. kueks29's Avatar
        kueks29 -
        Because it's easy when you look at the position of "power dome" in comparison to the front looks.
        To even a 335i-F30 as a comparison ...

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      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by kueks29 Click here to enlarge
        Because it's easy when you look at the position of "power dome" in comparison to the front looks.
        To even a 335i-F30 as a comparison ...

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        Good one. Definitely a V6 sits further in the back like the pic.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by kueks29 Click here to enlarge
        I'll bet my money on a 3.278ccm V6 BiTurbo based on the S65 from the M3 GTS/CRT!
        If it is all these other sites are going to have some major explaining to do. I hope it is the V6 so I can hammer them.
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Unless they moved the engine back and lower for better weight distribution.... Although I'm doubtful there is that much room judging by that picture.

        Also the power dome could be just for aesthetics, I wouldn't put it past BMW since they now have speakers that make engine sound lol (new m5).