Report: Current BMW M3 sold out, what can you expect from the next one

May 7th, 2013 by Road Test TV

BMW M3 Coupe

The folks over at CARandDRIVER recently sat down with head of BMW M GmbH, Friedrich Nitschke, and found out some very interesting stuff. According the Nitschke the current BMW M3 has been sold out.

When asked if it’s still possible to order the current BMW M3, Nistschke said “Actually, it is sold out. We will build the coupe and the cabriolet for about another half year, but on principle, the cars are spoken for.”

When it comes to the future BMW M3, Nistschke said that we can still expect a high-revving V8, electromechanical power steering, and a small possibility of all-wheel-drive.

When asked whether all-wheel-drive would cause performance to suffer, Nistschke said “We are convinced that would be the case. An all-wheel-drive system means 150 to 200 pounds more weight, and a clear loss of precision in steering. Ultimately, the competition between the brands would be narrowed to straight-line performance. And, by the way, we do not believe that this would be a sustainable approach.”

Source: CARandDRIVER

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