What does it take to build a brand new BMW M3? Well, thanks to the exciting factory footage shared by YouTuber Shemee150, we get a behind-the-scenes look at the assembly process. Building one of the highest performing BMWs ever at high volume requires precise timing, bespoke robotic assembly units and a continuous stock of parts.
Building a modern car is difficult to say the least. Engineers and designers must create a product that meets stringent requirements for safety and efficiency while remaining affordable for the business to build and desirable for customers. This industry ballet produced varying levels of success for BMW, with the latest F80 M3 seeking to prove itself a winner.
For BMW, the M3 is anchored in its DNA and is an essential product necessary to maintain its brand image. The new BMW M3 G80 may offer controversial styling, but beneath the polarizing sheeting and carbon fiber lives an impressive performance beast. BMW has gone to great lengths to make the new M3 better in all measurable ways that will be more efficient and safer.
The BMW M3 G80 is powered by the new 3.0-liter S58 turbocharged inline-6 engine which produces 473 horsepower (352 kilowatts) in the normal M3 and 503 horsepower (375 kilowatts). This incredibly powerful engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission which replaced the old car’s double clutch in a controversial move from BMW. There’s even an upcoming all-wheel drive M3 on the near horizon, which is another first for the BMW M3.
As the auto industry continues to evolve rapidly, it is heartwarming to see legendary cars like the BMW M3 stick around. Although the M3 changed for the G80 generation, it had to evolve to survive and we look forward to seeing the continued evolution of this legendary performance car.