has the first few photos and specs of the new car.
The new car features a 4.0L V8 instead of the 3.2L straight-six in the previous version. The 4.0L is essentially a shortened version of the V-10 in the M5 and it produces 420 hp and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine redlines at 8400 rpm and weighs 30 pounds less than the 3.4L version. The power is put to the ground through a six-speed stick. A double-clutch gearbox may be in the future. BMW estimates a 0-62 time of 4.8 seconds.
The new M3 features all of the latest technology available: regenerative braking, ABS, ASC, CBC and DSC.
There will also be sedan, and convertible versions of the new M3