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Body style: Two-door coupe or convertible Engine: 4.0L, V-8Transmissions: 6-speed manual, 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual Models: M3 Coupe, M3 Convertible The four-door M3 sedan doesn’t return for 2012, as production of that car is scheduled to end this year.Aside from that, the M3, which was introduced in 2008, carries on with few changes made to its already proven formula.The slightly flared front fenders sport the M Division’s signature “gills,” which proudly display the in-house tuner’s colors and logo.A unique rear valance and side skirts, along with a set of wide 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels round out the M3’s exterior, giving the car an overall muscular and athletic look.An M-specific gauge cluster highlights the dash, while the leather-wrapped steering wheel provides easy access to audio and Bluetooth connectivity controls.The M3 is set apart from its lesser 3 Series platform-mates by its exceptional out-of-the-box performance.As BMW redesigns the 3 Series lineup, a next-generation M3 performance car can’t be far behind.Just as the 2012 M5 transitioned from a V-10 to a V-8, expect the new M3 to have a boosted six-cylinder engine under its hood when it debuts.
The app uses the car's existing sensors to record data for later playback.
A high-revving, 414-hp 4.0-liter V-8 still drives the rear wheels through either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, while BMW’s Variable M Differential Lock distributes the V-8’s power accordingly for optimal grip.
In line with BMW’s aesthetic identity, the M3 reflects both the brand’s current design language as well as some of the more traditional styling elements the German marque is known for.
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This summer, BMW will release M Power App, an app that records lap times as well as various vehicle parameters during track sessions, Bimmerpost reports.