BMW Will Not Continue With the M3 Post 2014
|   Friday, July 12, 2013
BMW has recently announced plans to do away with the M3. The current generation vehicle will be the last to sport the M3 badge while the company will soon be introducing the M4 fall 2014. The M4 Coupe will be the next big thing and the company will be christening the next generation M3 as the M4. The 4 Series will feature a coupe and cabriolet models while a convertible M3 is expected to be launched this September.

The M3 first came into production back in 1986 and was initially designed as a track car.
BMW found instant success when they designed production models of the car. In fact close to 5000 units were sold just as the vehicle was available in showrooms. The M3 was a very successful name on the World Touring Car Championship and BMW started making modifications to both the exterior and mechanical components of the car to give it a more detailed and varied look.

The first convertible M3 came out in 1998 which was designed and available exclusively in Europe. The M3 was initially showcased as a Concept but the rise in demand of the vehicle forced BMW to think about a production version of the car. The E36 was first available in the United Kingdom in 1993 and was powered by a six cylinder 3.0 liter petrol engine.

This 312 BHP displacing engine was first modified in 1996 and a 3.2 liter engine was introduced to the range. Minor styling changes were also introduced and this enhanced the way people looked at the M3. The major reason for the popularity the BMW M3 enjoyed was the constant modification BMW made to the car. It was periodically upgraded although the aesthetics of the vehicle never changed.

Another major upgrade was brought to the M3 in 2001 and a sporty edge was lent to the car. Although the same six cylinder 3.2 liter petrol engine was used, the car was modified and the engine churned out 325 BHP. Acceleration from 0 – 60 MPH came about in less than 5 seconds and this was possible owing mainly to the electronic assistance options installed in the vehicle.

With a top speed of 155 MPH, the BMW M3 was one of the fastest luxury coupes on the face of the earth. BMW manufactured three Limited Edition models of the M3 – M3 CS, M3 GTR V8 and the M3 CSL. The current generation M3 was launched back in 2008 and no major modifications have been made to the car since except for minor exterior changes.

In terms of styling, the current generation M3 is quite straightened out as opposed to the general fluid design of the current generation vehicles. BMW did not change the exterior completely to retain the general aesthetics of the car. The car looks softer than any vehicle at the moment and the V8 engine block churns out sufficient power to keep the driver and passengers sticking to the seat. The BMW M3 has served its purpose and is hence being replaced by a more potent model.
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