MONTEREY, CA – After skipping a year, BMW AG begins sales this month of its most powerful M3 sports car ever. For the first time, the re-born ’08 M3 gets a V-8 engine that generates 420 hp and 295 lb.-ft. (400 Nm) of torque. The engine, which weighs 445 lbs. (200 kg) without the gearbox, cranks out 24% more power than the previous-generation M3 with a 6-cyl. mill, while weighing 7%, or 33 lbs. (15 kg), less, BMW says. The M3 achieves 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.8 seconds and an ...

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