Originally Posted by BMRLVR
I am willing to bet a large sum of money that the next M3 won't have a TT V6. BMW has done some things that are questionable in the last few years however I don't think they are going to abandon inline sixes for V sixes now or down the road. They make the best inline sixes in the world, I am quite sure they are going to stay with what they know.
It won't be a V6 on the M3 F32, but can be on the next one, if the world hasn't yet come to an end. A V6 should be at 60° but the M5's V8 is at 90°. Also, it looks like the next Aston Martin Vantage may get a Turbo 2.5l I6 engine, and the next Virage a Turbo 5.0l V12, two inline sixes put together. The V6 compactness is nice for Audi, but for BMW is has less advantages. If compactness is important, there is then nothing better than a small V8, but the M3 won't get this.