Next generation F80 M3 and F82 M4 to come with E85 ethanol flex-fuel capability? Spy photos show ethanol testing
We all know the next generation F80 M3 is coming with a turbocharged inline-6 motor
. What we did not know is whether ethanol compatibility would be something that BMW would test or consider. Ethanol is becoming very popular
with owners of the N54 direct injected 3.0 liter twin turbo inline-6 used in the E82 135 and E9X 335 models. The fuel makes quite a difference especially in a direct injected application like what the new M3/M4 will be.
The spyphotos below show BMW testing the fuel in the upcoming M3. At this gas station the blue handle is for ethanol which is clearly what is being pumped. The green handle is for standard gas.
If the car has ethanol compatibility stock, this will make for a very interesting development for performance enthusiasts and tuners who have embraced the advantages offered by fuels like E85.