• Oct 20, 2011
It's been less than a week since BMW dropped the first images of its redesigned 3 Series sedan on us, but already the imaginations are running wild about what the next M3 might look like. Automotive manipulator Theophilus Chin has given us his take on the F30-based M3, and it's about what you might expect.

With enlarged air ducts in the front fascia to feed the intercoolers for a rumored twin-turbo V6 setup, Chin's M3 is more aggressive, but retains the marque's penchant for subtlety. Around the back, Chin's M3 sedan has just a bit of a lip on the decklid and the telling quad exhaust pipes, but is thankfully devoid of boy-racer cues.

With the sixth-generation 3 Series sedan styling serving mostly to clean up the E90's lines, the next M3 will likely be treated similarly when it finally reaches our shores in 2014. While there will be plenty of M3 news to come, if the end product turned out much like these images, we wouldn't be surprised.


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      A3TDI
      • 3 Years Ago
      Mannerism in auto design? The Bangle era isn't looking so bad.
      ravenosa
      • 3 Years Ago
      What a schnoz. That's quite a mess of curves they've got going there...
      mikey683
      • 3 Years Ago
      Woooooow, looks just like the 2010 BMW M3.
      MStone
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why are we 'guessing' what the next M3 will look like? The M designs are so predictable that I could literally design the next model and it would end up looking like whatever BMW comes up with themselves. More aggressive front fascia with larger air intakes. 19 or 20" wheels, 5 or 10 spoke design. Drilled brakes. Little air intake thingy a la Aston Martin. Some sort of aggressive skirt package/garnish. And of course 4 chrome tipped exhaust pipes. BMW has become SO boring.
        MStone
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MStone
        ie it will look exactly like the above renderings lol. I didn't even really bother to look at them.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      CarCrazy24
      • 3 Years Ago
      Has it been confirmed that there will be no sedan variant of the M3 for this new generation? Just curious
      tloza7
      • 3 Years Ago
      meh.... ill stick with my 4 banger e30 m3 probly more fun than that driving to work
      jason
      • 3 Years Ago
      The next m3 will not look quite like this since this is merely a photoshop of the m-sport package equipped 3er with the new m5's wheels/brakes/side grill/rear diffuser and a carbon fiber roof. This thread's render seems to be more in line with where they're going: http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=598402
        Intake
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jason
        I don't like the look of the standard 3er, but that rendering looks amazing!
      Devon Regan
      • 3 Years Ago
      This seems to be missing the rear fender flares that are clearly present in the spy shots out right now.
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        Ev
        • 3 Years Ago
        Holy sh*t dude give it a rest. I hate commenting cuz it means I have to sign in. But every dam BMW page, you go off with same pathetic bullsh*t on reliability, the same old broken song without any evidence except your made up stories about cars your imaginary friends have. BMWs perform amazing, everybody and their grandmothers know that. First you go on about how a mitsubishi evo would do better than the Audi TTRS (mitsubishis are crap btw, if you want scary reliabilty you should check out their ratings), then you pit a tsx wagon against an Audi Q4 SUV that hasn't even had a production model out yet. You also had the most unsubstantiated list of facts on another M3 page while ******* Lexus dick. You might've also said an Acura TL handles better than a 3 series but that so statement is so ridiculous I'm starting to think I imagined that. Dude, admit it, your life is miserable and you are aware most people wouldn't mind helping you out by taking a sledgehammer to your face.
          Adrian
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Ev
          It's not just German cars, man. He disses on anything not Japanese.
          Lachmund
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Ev
          just ignore him...he probably has a small di*k and no friends or stuff.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Ev
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          Where's the cheese?
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Ev
          Wow Ev is getting a little worked up there isn't he? Dude I admit this kid is pretty sad after going thru some other AB posts, I know what you're talkin about but this kid is a lost cause. Don't argue with him, trust me. Columbianricer would probably take a Prius over a Porsche 911 because it has better reliability ratings on some obscure magazine. If you asked him which Victoria's Secret angel he'd go out with, he'd probably go in the kitchen and bang his mom because she's more reliable. It's ok Columbianricer, we love you. We know you were too cool to those birthday parties you were never invited to in grade school anyways. And back to the point of this page, this M3 looks sweet.
        Adrian
        • 3 Years Ago
        TROLOLOLOLO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkfVdrtLcRs
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 3 Years Ago
      I should just go ahead and down rate myself before the fanboys get in here, but how can a company that has one of the most boring design departments on the planet still get people worked up? They are up there with Porsche with keeping the same instantly recognizable design for decades, except they lack the reliability of Porsche.
        Lachmund
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MONTEGOD7SS
        your downvote has nothing to do with fanboys, only with your stupid comment.
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