2014 BMW M3 adopts twin-turbo power; will outdo current model in performance stakes
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- 04:45 pm, September 18, 2012
The next-gen model, like the new M5, has dropped a couple of cylinders in favour of turbochargers.
The rumors can now be put to rest as the next-gen BMW M3 will indeed be powered by a smaller twin-turbocharged engine as against the current model’s naturally aspirated V8 unit. Now before some of you let out a sigh of disappointment, let us inform you that there is a method to BMW’s madness.
The skunk works at BMW’s high-performance M division who had once sworn off forced induction; have now embraced them and are using them to their fullest. The 2014 M3, like its elder sibling, the M5, will give up two cylinders and natural aspiration in favour of two turbochargers. In spite of dropping a couple of cylinders, this engine will make more power than the current 4-litre, 414PS V8 unit.
The twin-turbocharged in-line six is said to be as powerful as the Audi RS5 and the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. However, that’s not all – the biggest jump will be that of the torque; thanks to the twin-turbo setup, the figure is expected to easily surpass that of both the Audi and the Merc.
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First Published on 04:34 pm, September 18, 2012
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