2021 BMW M3 Detailed in Video Showing Prototype Testing

  • BMW has released a video detailing the next-generation M3 sports sedan.
  • The G80-generation M3 will come with either rear- or all-wheel drive and is expected to offer over 500 horsepower.
  • Expect the 2021 BMW M3 to make its debut later this year.

We’ve been waiting for the new 2021 BMW M3 ever since the latest 3-series made its debut, and a new video from BMW M confirms that it’s almost here. This marketing video shows a prototype of the new G80-generation M3 undergoing testing on the road and at the Nürburgring, and it confirms a few interesting details about the car, including that it will offer either rear- or all-wheel-drive configurations.

While it’s still in camouflage, the 2021 M3 clearly has a wider body than the standard 3-series, with flared fenders, extra air intakes at the front, and an aggressive-looking rear valence with four exhaust tips. Larger wheels and wider tires complete the car’s more athletic stance.

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The 2021 M3’s powertrain is expected to be shared with the X3 M high-performance SUV, which means it will have the S58 twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six, likely producing around 473 horsepower in standard form and 503 hp in Competition form. Rear-wheel drive will be standard and all-wheel drive will be optional. The rumor is that the rear-wheel-drive model will offer a six-speed manual, and an eight-speed automatic transmission will be available otherwise.

BMW says that the new M3 will make its official debut later this year, so we can expect it to arrive in the U.S. either late this year or early next year as a 2021 model. Look for more information to come in the next few months.

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