This image was lost some time after publication.

Could the new BMW M3 be coming out this year, instead of fall 2098 (ok, it just feels that way, call it late 2007)? These spy photos of the upcoming V8 3-series, as the gang from Left Lane News notes, show a car that appears too refined not to be set for a 2006 unveiling of some kind. It's just conjecture, of course, but wouldn't we be surprised if it popped up at the Paris show in September. Mon dieu!

Spied: Up Close With the 2007 BMW M3 [Left Lane News]

Related:
More on the BMW M3 [internal]