2007 BMW M3 E90: The First M3 V8
|The 2007 M3 E90 is speculated to be powered by a turbocharged 4.0 L V8 motor. This is a big step up for the BMW M3. The new M3 will not only have a new power plant, but new body lines as well. The picture below is a spy shot of what is believed to be the 2007 BMW M3.|
This BMW M3 is presumed to be putting down approximately 400 horsepower, applied to the ground with the help of an SMG transmission. That's a lot of horsepower for BMW's lightest M series car. It is anticipated that the 2007 BMW M3 will have a few extras thrown in to help it compete with the likes of Audi, other luxury sports car makers.
The 2007 M3 is going to need all the gadgets that BMW can throw at it to compete with the Audi RS4's 420 horsepower and 317 ft/lbs of torque. Who will wear the crown for best selling luxury sports car when the smoke clears? Only time will tell.