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BMW have always been famous for their high revving naturally aspirated  in-line 6 cylinder engines, the most popular being the E46 M3 in the early 2000’s, then moving onto their very powerful  V8 in the E90/91/92, but now! BMW have announced that their new F80 M3 will boost a turbocharged high revving in-line 6! Making more torque and power than the E90 V8 engine!

Some say it’s a step backwards for BMW going with a turbocharged in-line 6, but  however you go abouts analysing it the F80 has more “POWER”, better fuel economy*, and a better weight distribution making it a very well balance car.

BMW F80 M3 vs E90 M3 Spec

F80 M3E90 M3
Powerplant
Configuration3.0L inline 6 cylinder Bi-Turbo (S55)4.0L V8 (S65)
Horsepowers425 HP @ 5500-7300 RPM414 HP @ 8300 RPM
Torque406 LB-FT @ 1200-5000 RPM295 LB-FT @ 3900 RPM
0-60 MPH3.9 sec (DCT) / 4.1 sec (manual)4.5 sec (DCT) / 4.7 sec (Manual)
Rev Limiter7600 RPM8400 RPM
MPG (U.S.)TBA14 city / 20 hwy
Physical
Length183.9 in / 4671 mm180.4 in / 4582 mm
Width73.9 in / 1877 mm71.5 in / 1816 mm
Height56.0 in / 1424 mm57.0 in / 1448 mm
Wheelbase110.7 in / 2812 mm108.7 in / 2761 mm
Weight (DIN Curb)3350 lbs / 1520 kg (manual)3538 lbs / 1605 kg (manual)
Weight (DIN Curb)3439 lbs / 1560 kg (DCT)3583 lbs / 1625 kg (DCT)

 

 

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