BMW has just released details of the engine in the upcoming 2008 BMW M3. They showed a concept version of the car at the Geneva Auto Show. Now they are giving us full details on the engine in the production version.
The car will feature a 4.0L V8 producing 420 hp and 295 lb-ft. of torque at 3,900 rpm that is derived from the V10 in the M5 and M6. 85% of the torque is available at 2,000 rpm. The engine also features Double Vanos valve technology which allows the car to rev up to 8,300 rpm. Lastly the engine only weighs 445 lbs, 33lbs less than the base 3-Series inline six.