The next-generation BMW 3 Series is almost here with spy photos and leaked images popping up everywhere. We still have to wait a bit for the next M3, but the speculation of what will power the next M3 continues.
Most of the sources and rumors agree that the next M3 will ditch its current 4.0L V8 for a new turbocharged six-cylinder engine, but how many turbochargers the engine will feature is still debatable. Auto Express recently reported that BMW is going to launch a six-cylinder engine with three turbochargers, but now Autocar is saying that the 3.0L engine will only have two turbos. Autocar also claims that the new engine will not be a version of the current N54 and N55 3.0L engines.
The new 3.0L is expected to put out around 450 horsepower, which is more than the current 414-hp V8. A detuned version of the engine will also be used in the next-generation 1 Series M Coupe.