It has finally been announced that the next-gen BMW
M3 will be powered by an inline 6 cylinder engine as we expected. President of BMW North America, Ludwig Willisch, officially confirmed the news that will be music to M3 purists' ears. A V6 configuration using an abridged version of the current M3's S65 4.0-liter engine had been seriously considered, but it has now finally been ruled out. The fact it will utilize forced induction was never in doubt, so all that's left to discover is how much help it will get.