2021 BMW M3 Spied In Action During Last-Minute Nurburgring Testing
We’re fast approaching BMW’s reveal of the M3, so we’re not surprised to see it again at the Nürburgring for some last minute testing. The German automaker will unveil the sports sedan and M4 on September 23. The M3 won’t reach the United States until early 2021, giving BMW plenty of time to polish the new model before production begins.
The latest video shows the M3 still covered in camouflage, which is odd considering the looming reveal. However, even with the siding, the shape of the sheet underneath is a poorly kept secret. The massive grille is impossible to miss and we can see that the fascias will receive an aggressive and robust functional makeover. Also noticeable are the lowered ride height, sporty rear diffuser and twin twin tailpipes. It looks like a sportier 3 Series sedan, as always.
While BMW is keeping the M3’s look a secret, it’s not all a secret. We know that when it arrives, it will sport BMW’s 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-six engine. It will produce 473 horsepower (353 kilowatts) with either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic. The more efficient M3 Competition will use the same engine, but will produce 503 hp (375 kW). However, you will only be able to pair it with the automatic.
Inside, there should be upgraded seats, unique trims, contrasting M stitching and plenty of BMW M branding. While BMW is set to reveal the sedan later this month, neither it nor the M4s will likely not arrive in the US until early 2021. We expect the rear-wheel-drive versions of both to arrive first before the all-wheel-drive versions arrive. later. There’s also an M3 Touring wagon in development, although it’s at least two years away from production ready, and it won’t be coming to the United States, petitioned or not.