There would also allegedly be a driver-focused Pure trim with 444 hp, rear-wheel drive, and a manual gearbox. (?!)
The next BMW M3 could be available in three levels of engine output, including as much as 500 horsepower for the range-topping Competition version, according to rumors from a member on the Bimmer Post forum who has alleged insider info. If there’s bad news among these claims, it’s that this person reports that production of the new M3 doesn’t start until 2020 and possibly not even until later in the year. – according to Motor1.com
The Pure model would be at the bottom of the range from a power perspective, but it might be the ideal pick for a buyer looking for an engaging driving experience.
In the middle of the lineup, there would a more powerful M3 with 475 hp. Unlike the Pure, it would have an automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive.
Finally, there would be the top Competition trim with 500 hp that would also have an automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. It would come standard with 19-inch wheels in front and 20-inch pieces in the rear. The other variants would have this setup available as an option but would come standard with an 18- and 19-inch combo. The source isn’t entirely sure but believes carbon-ceramic brakes might come on the Competition, while possibly being an option of the lower grades. – according to Motor1.com