The new BMW M3 Saloon

BMW’s latest V8-engined M3 range will be expanded with the addition of a new model that retains all the driving appeal and sportiness of the Coupé, yet couples these attributes with the space and flexibility of a saloon.

The Munich company believes the new car offers ‘supercar performance with four-door practicality’ and expects to sell examples in the slightly older and family-orientated segment currently served by Audi with its autobahn-storming RS4, and the recently announced Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG.

The new BMW M3 Saloon The new BMW M3 Saloon

We covered the new M3 Coupé in detail on launch, and prospective buyers can look forward to the 420hp lightweight V8 propelling the four-door from zero to 62mph in 4.9 seconds, only 0.1 seconds slower than the Coupé, before going on to a top speed limited to 155mph.



Underneath the similarly flared and restyled bodywork, with its characteristically power-bulged bonnet, lies the lightweight and improved suspension of the Coupé. Power is transferred to the road by BMW M’s six-speed manual gearbox and variable M differential, while it runs on the same 18-inch Dark Graphite double-spoke light-alloy wheels as the two-door (with a forged and polished 19-inch wheel available as an option).

The new BMW M3 Saloon The new BMW M3 Saloon
The new BMW M3 Saloon The new BMW M3 Saloon
The new BMW M3 Saloon The new BMW M3 Saloon

BMW will announce pricing and launch date for the new M3 Saloon later this year.

Text: Steve Wakefield
Photos: BMW




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