Rumors have surfaced that the new BMW F80 M3 will employ a V6 unit in its engine bay when it is launched next year.

BMW purists are hardly pleased about the brand switching to a turbo charged V-configuration in favor of the more traditional high revving naturally aspirated option. Many may be hoping that it ends up as nothing more than an elaborate rumor.

However, audio evidence has now come into play, particularly with this brand new spy video. It was taken recently from Nurburgring and the engine can be clearly heard as it burns around the track giving a higher pitch sound.

According to a previous report, the new M3 will use a newly developed 3.0-liter V6 engine with two twin-scroll turbochargers that produce 429hp (320kW/435PS) and 548Nm (405 lb-ft) of torque.

Check out the source link below to follow the V6 versus I6 debate.


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