Despite reports to the contrary, new rumors suggest the BMW M3 sedan will live on. The bigger news, however, is that it will be the only M3 model offered.
Not to worry two-door lovers. BMW has not forgotten you. There will in fact be a coupe model, it's just that it will wear the M4 badge in keeping with BMW's new naming policy that will have sedans wear odd numbers, while coupes and others will get the even digits.
As perhaps a sign of just how different the upcoming M3/M4 will be compared to its "regular" counterparts, BMW has reportedly given the new M cars their own chassis code. Any BMW enthusiast can rhyme off their chassis codes, from the E30 M3 to the E90 M3, and while it was expected the new M-powered F30 3 Series would be called the F30 M3, it will instead be called the F80. So for fun, mess with a BMW fanboy today and ask him what he thinks of the new F82 M4 coupe.
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