Few cars on the road have the capability to stir the soul like the BMW M3. The perfect blend of everyday practicality and true sports car performance, the M3 pushes the envelope with each new generation. The car you see here is the next-gen model, caught hot weather testing in Death Valley, California by the eagle-eyed spy photographers at CAR Magazine. Despite some dizzying camo, you can clearly make out the deep-set intakes, prominent hood bulge, quad-exit exhaust, widened stance and huge brakes that signify all things M.
The next M3 will return to six-cylinder power with an all-new mill displacing around 3.3 liters and likely featuring three turbochargers for 414-450 horsepower. Other than RWD performance and the presence of manual and DSG gearboxes, that’s about all we know. Look for BMW’s latest and greatest in showrooms in late 2013 or early 2014.