BMW testing the next-generation F30 M3 first as a sedan variant instead of the coupe.

This is the next-generation BMW M3 (F30) sedan spied testing on public roads in Bavaria for the first time.

Worth noting here is that BMW has begun testing the next M3 with the sedan variant instead of the coupe.

We can spot the M features of the car such as the larger brakes, lower front bumper and wider wheel arches, particularly at the back. The dual exhaust also looks similar to the current M3.

Is that a triple-turbo six-cylinder unit under the bonnet? We can't be sure but our spy photographers report that it is.

The next-generation F30 M3 sedan is due in late 2013 as a 2014 model.

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