BMW car surreptitiously confirmed right at the end of its 2022 global sales press release that it will debut the all-new high-performance M model at this year’s 24 Hours of Daytona, which runs from May 28 to 29. first.
Our spy photographers caught a spy M3 CS prototype number over the past nine months, and all of them have more aggressive exterior styling.
Leaked documents also say the car was powered by a S58T 3.0 liter twin-turbo inline six-cylinder engine manufacture 405kW of power, and is all-wheel drive. Transmission type is not specified.
BMW currently doesn’t offer a manual transmission with any of its four-wheel-drive M3 and M4 models, suggesting an eight-speed automatic transmission is a possible option.
That 405kW of power matches the rear-wheel drive M4 CSL, which also makes 650Nm of torque, although the M3 CS could be heavier, even if it includes some of the M4 CSL’s weight-saving measures, there will probably be a slight weight penalty with the M xDrive all-wheel drive system.
The M4 CSL has a gross weight of 1588kg, compared to 1743kg and 1738kg for the all-wheel drive M3 Competition and M4 Competition respectively. For context, a rear-wheel-drive M3 Competition weighs 1693kg.
BMW removed 100kg from the M4 Competition coupe to create the CSL, which uses more carbon fiber but is less soundproof.
The M4 CSL also loses its rear seats, although the M3 CS may follow M5 CS The sibling features two rear bucket seats.
To create the M4 CSL, the M group has also reduced weight by using light alloy wheels, manually adjustable carbon bucket seats, lightweight M Carbon ceramic brakes and carbon fiber reinforced plastic for the hood and lid. bonnet, trunk lid and center console.
Even with 30kW more than the M3 Competition, CS won’t be able to match the new M3’s output Performance Mercedes-AMG C63 SE with a 2.0-liter turbocharged plug-in hybrid four-cylinder powertrain.
The AMG has a total system output of 500kW and 1020Nm of torque, although it has a curb weight of 2165kg – significantly heavier than any M3 or M4 partly due to the weight of the battery.
Mercedes-AMG claims a 0-100km/h sprint time of 3.4 seconds, and despite the power and torque drop, the M3 Competition xDrive has an almost identical sprint time of 3.5 seconds. .
The BMW M3 series has been confirmed to expand in 2023 with the launch of TouringBMW offers an M3 wagon for the first time.
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