The F8x generation BMW M3 and M4 may have only hit the market last year but the German marque has already commenced development on a facelifted model. Now spy shots have emerged showing a facelifted BMW M3 testing for the very first time.

The facelifted BMW M3 will inevitably adopt the visual changes set to be employed by the facelifted BMW 3-Series range more generally. As such, we expect minor revisions at both the front and rear ends with this particular test mule evidently sporting some camouflage at the back.

The camo covers the rear bumper, tailgate and taillights and indicates that slight visual modifications are pinned for these components. Interestingly, the BMW M3 tester in question features the same front-end as the current car but there’s a strong chance the front will also be subtly tweaked and revised by the time the car is revealed.

Inside, the facelifted BMW M3 and M4 models should also receive a number of revisions including the installation of the German marque’s new and improved iDrive system. It remains to be seen if the facelifted M3 and M4 will receive any mechanical modifications but considering the cars launched so recently, it seems unlikely that they will.

If that is the case, we expect the same twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine revving to 7,600 rpm and producing an impressive 431 hp between 5,390 rpm and 7,000 rpm and 406 lb-ft of torque from a low 1,800 rpm to 5,390rpm. That torque figure is available across a broad rev range and is an improvement over the BMW E92 M3 of 40 per cent.

[Via Carscoops]

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