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      12-08-2017, 12:26 PM   #1
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Next Gen BMW M3 G80 prototype breaks cover!

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And here we go... we share with you spy photos of the G80 M3 prototype!

Here is a roundup of the G80 M3 info & rumors:
-- may make debut at 2019 Frankfurt motor show
-- launch to market early 2020
-- built on modular CLAR platform, which also underpins the M5, M760iX and their regular series models
-- features more aluminum and high-strength steel construction
-- powered by S58 engine (which will first debut in the X3M). Expected to produce 450-460hp in X3M, but may make more in G80 M3.
-- may feature water injection system from GTS
-- choice of 6 speed manual or 8 speed automatic
-- may be optional AWD M xDrive (as used on the F90 M5)
-- carbon fiber roof

Updated October 9, 2018

The G80 M3 prototype drops some camouflage as it was spotted today at the Nurburgring. At its current testing stage, it's yet to be fitted with many of its expected M bits - carbon fiber roof, M mirrors, side skirts, hood bump. The prototype can be seen riding on Pirelli P Zero tires (285/30/20 rear).

BMW G80 M3 Spied - October 9, 2018





Updated March 27, 2018

The G80 M3 has finally hit the Nurburgring and the test drivers definitely weren't taking it easy on the G80 for its first time out.

G80 M3 at the Nurburgring





Updated February 1, 2018

The G80 M3 prototype as spied during cold climate testing in Northern Sweden.

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Updated December 18, 2017

We have added the newest photos of the G80 M3 prototype, including the first front views, which shows how flared the fenders are.

BMW G80 Spied





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      12-08-2017, 12:40 PM   #2
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Very aggressive front fender flares!
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      12-08-2017, 12:55 PM   #3
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It's a good sign we're seeing it this early. Perhaps a launch in 2020 is indeed possible.
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Good find!
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I hope those exhaust tips are there just for the sake of it, they are really small, something I hate about M cars.

Will grab my popcorn as soon as the first video with sound comes out.

Indeed front fenders are fat. Nice. I think the G20 as a whole will look very good, even more this M3. Let's see if they can work out this time around sound and grip from the get go, no CP bullshit.
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Love those fender flares.
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man time is going by fast! I remember getting hyped about the f8x test mule
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Oh ma damn! Very cool and great find. I really hope that exhaust is dedicated to the test mule because the diaper on that badboy is yuuugge! LOL
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just make it not sound like complete garbage and we'll have a winner
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When is the regular G20 3-Series supposed to be unveiled? Anyone have a timeframe yet? Soon I would think.
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soooo the next M3 will sound like crap too?
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When is the regular G20 3-Series supposed to be unveiled? Anyone have a timeframe yet? Soon I would think.
It does not start production until November 2018, so it's still nearly a year away. An official unveiling of some kind should happen near that time - in the first half of autumn of 2018.
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When is the regular G20 3-Series supposed to be unveiled? Anyone have a timeframe yet? Soon I would think.
G20 in Sept/Oct 2018.
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6MT, that's all I needed to hear!!
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By optional awd you mean M-xdrive on F90 right? Otherwise the regular xdrive will make the new M3 a complete shit
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Oh ma damn! Very cool and great find. I really hope that exhaust is dedicated to the test mule because the diaper on that badboy is yuuugge! LOL
Lmao diaper is the most fitting word I've ever heard used to describe that look.

Haven't been so excited to see a mule in years. 6MT standard is fantastic news, 2020 might be the year to upgrade
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Exciting news. Time is going by so fast
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Anyone else notice the exhaust can looks exactly like the one on the M2 CS prototypes?
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