Next BMW M3 To Deliver 445 HP?
The engine of the coming 1-Series M will be installed on the next M3 F30, of course an enhanced version of it. According to sources, the 6-cylinder turbocharged engine will deliver around 445 HP.
Rumor has it that the N54B30T0 of BMW will deliver 445 HP. The unit will equip both the next BMW M3 F30 and the new 1-Series M. While the engine that will power 1-Series M will develop 340 HP, the unit of the next M3 will have the same engine block, the same main parts, but will deliver 100 extra HP. The use of the same engine in two power versions will give BMW a cut in production and development cots, so the investment will be recovered a lot more quicker, and the customers will enjoy a warranty of performance when choosing aftermarket tuning kits.
The Bulgarians of Automedia.bg claim that the electronics is the main difference between the two engines, and this hypothesis is plausible. It’s enough to analyze the Valvetronic system, which regulates the air intake into the cylinders, and the high-pressure direct injection system of the BMW and we can conclude that a merger of the two technologies can make a significant difference in the way the engine works. The most interesting thing is that both power versions of the engine are set to benefit from the two technologies, and the difference will be made by a tweaked ECU and small technical changes under the hood. Anyway, it is rumored that M3 F30 to feature a new, bigger turbine to deliver a higher performance level.
The next BMW M3 is set to drop, for the first time, the naturally-aspired configuration, and, in the same time, the 4.0-liter V8 engine of 420 HP used until now. At least partially, BMW is coming back to the roots, using a new in-line six engine, but using a turbine in order to squeeze some extra performances. Although they will use the same engine, the price of the two models will be completely different – BMW 1-Series M has a goal to attract new customers, while BMW M3 F30 will fight its traditional rivals and will try to attract typical M3 customers