BMW M3 Coupe Production Ends | Edmunds

BMW M3 Coupe Production Ends

Just the Facts:
  • The BMW M3 Coupe has ended its six-year production run.
  • The M3 Coupe will be replaced next year by the 2015 BMW M4.
  • The new M4 will be offered in coupe and convertible versions.

MUNICH, Germany — The BMW M3 Coupe has ended its six-year production run ahead of the launch next year of its successor, the 2015 BMW M4.

BMW said it built more than 40,000 M3 Coupes at its Regensburg plant in Germany. Production of the M3 Convertible, which ends in September, is approaching 16,000.

Both two-doors will be replaced late next spring by the BMW M4 Coupe and Convertible, high-performance versions of the new 4 Series.

The M4 will be powered by a twin-turbo inline six-cylinder rated at around 450 horsepower, according to European press reports.

In comparison, the M3 features a normally aspirated 4.0-liter V8 that makes 414 hp.

BMW is expected to unveil the new-generation M3 Sedan in September at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show.

Edmunds says: Look for a significant price bump next year on the new M4.

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