2014 BMW M3 to be lighter, offer more torque - report

According to a recent report, the 2014 BMW M3 will be lighter and more powerful than its predecessor.

Citing a "trusty source," Bimmer Post is reporting the sedan will have a turbocharged six-cylinder engine with less than 450 hp (335 kW).  This falls below original expectations, but their source says it will develop approximately 395 lb-ft (535 Nm) of torque - an increase of 100 lb-ft (135 Nm).

More importantly, the car is reportedly being developed to tip the scales at roughly 3,415 lbs (1549 kg). If this pans out, the model would weigh around 300 lbs (136 kg) less than its predecessor.

An M3 concept could be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, so expect to learn more details early next year.

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Model BMW 3-series
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Tags 3-series, 2014 bmw m3, 2014 m3, bmw 3-series, bmw m3, m3, next generation bmw m3, next generation m3