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    Heavily camoed 2014 M3

    Some reports indicate two, while others say three (two traditional snails and an electric turbo). But no matter the configuration, expect output to be up over 450 horsepower and torque to swell to nearly 400 pound-feet.

    Regardless of what's under the hood, development of the next M3 is well underway in Germany as BMW gears up for the release of the standard 3 Series successor.

    This first batch of M3 spy shots don't show much aside from blacked-out 19-inch wheels, a widened body sans hood bulge and quartet of exhaust pipes. Stylistically, the next 3er is set to take cues from the recently revealed i brand, including new "angle eye" LED daytime running lamps that are flat on the top and bottom, and fitted to a more upright, angular fascia.

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    Someone has been busy posting news here, Well done Ronin.

    Again this triple turbo discussion came to life. is there something called "electric turbo" ? I supposed it's a belt driven compressor so it's a supercharger not a turbocharger therefore the setup should be called twincharger.

    Am I right?

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    From Car and Driver:

    Back in the present, though, the car is still testing, and our spies have caught the next M3 sedan wearing rather light disguise. As with the redesigned 3-series on which it’s based, the M3’s overall proportions won’t change much from the current model’s. The car will continue to be characterized by a short front overhang, muscular fenders, and a purposeful stance. The head- and taillamps will be updated with more contemporary elements, and the LED daytime running lights (a.k.a. “angel eyes”) will adopt the current BMW cue of being flat on the top and bottom.

    Note that the prominent bulge from the hood of the current M3 has disappeared—at least on this prototype. Whether that change carries over to the final production model remains to be seen, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it does. The current M3 is bristling with aggressive bodywork, and there is a faction within BMW that would like the car to be subtler, more in the spirit of the E36 M3. Subtler doesn’t mean invisible, however, as the next M3 will still stand out with its wider body, 19-inch wheels, and quad exhaust finishers. It’s also possible that the conservative philosophy is reserved for the four-door M3, while the coupe would get a brasher treatment. Whether that two-door car will continue to be called M3 is another open question: BMW is again toying with the idea of applying a 4-series designator to the 3-series coupe and convertible, which means the M versions of those cars could be badged as M4s. (Even if the 4-series plan comes to fruition, though, we believe the M3 name has too much equity to abandon.)

    But even if the M3’s name changes, the biggest news will still be under the hood, where a twin-turbocharged inline-six will replace the current 4.0-liter V-8. The eight-pot, which was derived from the last-gen M5’s 5.0-liter V-10, is flexible, sonorous, and powerful, but it also has a bad drinking habit—not good in an era of legislated efficiency. The blown six will indeed use less fuel, but it also should be more powerful. Figure on 430 horsepower or so, up from the current car’s 414-hp figure. We hear the new six is based on the single-turbo, 3.0-liter N55 engine found in several current BMWs, including the 335i, the 5-series, and the X5. A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission will be offered, as it is now, and we also expect BMW to continue to offer a six-speed manual, as well as adjustable dampers and dynamic M chassis settings.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
    Someone has been busy posting news here, Well done Ronin.

    Again this triple turbo discussion came to life. is there something called "electric turbo" ? I supposed it's a belt driven compressor so it's a supercharger not a turbocharger therefore the setup should be called twincharger.

    Am I right?
    I have time in the mornings when the other guys may not...plus if I get it first, it's not a duplicate post. Click here to enlarge lol
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    Doing a great job contributing quality content Ronin.

    Write your own paragraphs on the details and I can just promote it directly as articles to the front page...

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Doing a great job contributing quality content Ronin.

    Write your own paragraphs on the details and I can just promote it directly as articles to the front page...
    You mean I have to actually read the damn things, too? $#@!...lol Click here to enlarge

    And I can't edit anything in the first post after it's posted (at least not after like 5 minutes)...is there a setting you can change for that?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Ronin Click here to enlarge
    And I can't edit anything in the first post after it's posted (at least not after like 5 minutes)...is there a setting you can change for that?
    It's coming...

    And yes, you would have to read AND write Click here to enlarge

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    It's coming...

    And yes, you would have to read AND write Click here to enlarge
    I can articulate just fine...I think....we'll see. Click here to enlarge
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    Thanks for the write up Ronin. Now we need to find out what is really under that hood.
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    Does anyone want the real story on this "electric" turbo?

    I've known about it for about a year now....but it's kinda hard to explain how it all works without side-tracking into how KERS works in F1....
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PEI330Ci Click here to enlarge
    Does anyone want the real story on this "electric" turbo?

    I've known about it for about a year now....but it's kinda hard to explain how it all works without side-tracking into how KERS works in F1....
    This might help somewhat: http://www.bimmerboost.com/showthrea...512#post183512

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    i thought no more 4 door?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by inter1032 Click here to enlarge
    i thought no more 4 door?
    thats what i thought....

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    Electric turbo huh?

    mods of the future, YO DAWG I GOT BIGGER BATTERIES FOR MY TURBO


    that sounds really gay
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by inter1032 Click here to enlarge
    i thought no more 4 door?
    Why?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Why?
    thought the e90 didnt sell well so they were going to stop making the 4 door... swore i read that at the other place
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
    Electric turbo huh?

    mods of the future, YO DAWG I GOT BIGGER BATTERIES FOR MY TURBO


    that sounds really gay
    we are talking about this, that ain't a turbo in my mind, just a blower.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by inter1032 Click here to enlarge
    thought the e90 didnt sell well so they were going to stop making the 4 door... swore i read that at the other place
    By default they forced themselves into creating a 4 door M3 by announcing the 4 series being the coupe. Imagine if you threw away the M3 name.

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