A prototype of the 2014 BMW M3 Sedan crashed during testing procedures on the Nürburgring in Germany.

A prototype of the 2014 BMW M3 Sedan crashed during testing procedures on the Nürburgring in Germany.

The accident occurred on the Metzgesfeld area where the M3 driver lost control of the high-performance sedan and crashed into the right guide rail. He managed to get out without any serious injuries, while the car was sent back to the technical center with an enclosed transport trailer. The 2014 M3 Sedan sustained light damages to the front side (including windscreen) and the passenger side.

Earlier this week we found out the new M3 will feature a TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter inline-six engine developing 430 HP (316 kW) at 7,000 rpm and a peak torque in excess of 369 lb-ft (500 Nm). BMW mentions the 2014 M3's fuel consumption and CO2 emissions have dropped by 25 percent compared to the outgoing model, while the curb weight is below the 1,500 kg (3,306 lbs) mark.

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