Bmw will launch a new 'CSL' version of the M3 to sit between the standard saloon and GTS models later this year.
Revealed today at a special 'M' event in Munich, the special M3 model is described by M president Kay Segler as "a special design model focusing on lightweight construction".
The car will be revealed in full at the Nurburgring 24 hours in June. Segler said it used a version of the M3s 4.0 V8 engine, with power between the standard M3 and GTS models.
It will be a limited production model containing "several other surprises", according to segler.
Features include a more aggressive front end with new bumper and splitter, a lowered ride hight, what appears to be a wider track, 19in alloys, a subtle boot spoiler and quad exhausts.