:angel: "414 bhp Coupe , Sedan , Touring and Coupe - Cabrio body styles Alluminium front end innovative chassis design SMG drivelogic 7 speed Manual gearbox 6 speed Carbon fibre roof ( Coupe only) Magnesium components Thermo plastic body parts. Lighter high performance CSL The next M3 as always will be the flagship of the 3er portfolio. And will be available as coupe, sedan and then a high performance touring version. The reintroduction of a sedan and the introduction of a Touring was chosen because we realise we are losing customers who want the practicality . The logical choice would be Alpina but many defect to other manufacturers. The next M3 will receive a high rev V8 evolved from the latest V10 - Basically two cylinders removed but no less spectacular. due to increasing competition ,power up to 414BHP The next CSL will head into 500 BHP territory. Specified , top speed could be unlimited up to 180 or 190mph. Six speed manual gearbox and optional Seven speed SMG. drivelogic. The next M3 is all about progress - We upgrade the current car (E46) to todays requirements , add tweak here, more developments , new materials and remove some weight from there. The Coupe is expected to follow the M6 with a carbon fibre roof however both a metal roof and carbon fibre have beeen tested to see which one emphasizes the cars capabilities. Carbon fibre won. As it will be positioned as the top M3 variant. More use of cabrbon fibre and composite plastic as seen with M6. Structure and chassis will benefit with use of alluminium for exceptional ride quality , rigidity and handling. The next M3 is known as the 100%er As a car especially a performance it can do no wrong - The appeal of the M3 will still be there but with the use of lightweight materials . This evolution will give a feel of nostalgia by mirroring past M3 achievements. In giving a strong character and a driving experience like no other car on the market. Audi may have 420BHP RS4 - but they have 4.2 engine and quattro technology = weight penallty. The next M3 will fully be seen in all body styles of the 3er E90 platform - think of it as an M3 for all types of users. Sedan for the family , Coupe for the enthusiast , cabrio for the sunseekers and Touring for the capacity. All to known coupe-cabrio as 4er - BMW have now changed their mind and will develop a new 4er car from the ground up - What shape this is to be in is not known as yet The M3 will be the flagship of the E90 platform With a 335i and 335d sitting directly below it - two cars that are are barely a stone throw away from the output of the E46 M3"