BMW M3, M4 next in line for massive grille?
The company previously indicated the giant kidneys will expand through the lineup.
A leaked image suggests BMW is moving along with plans to expand its enormous kidney grille across the lineup.
The recent 7 Series facelift sparked controversy with its huge grille. BMW Group design director Adrian van Hooydonk shrugged off the criticism, however, claiming that the new design had led to increased sales.
An Instagram post has apparently revealed the front end of a mystery model, believed to be the next M3, M4 or a lesser 3- or 4-Series car. The gargantuan grille reaches from the edge of the lower lip to the top of the headlights, with dark horizontal slats that point to an M model.
BMWBlog sources claim the G80 M3 will be powered by the S58 engine that is also found in the latest X3 M and X4 M, delivering more than 500 horsepower for the Competition edition. The upcoming M3 is also expected to be available with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
BMW will likely debut the next M3 sometime in the first half of 2020.