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For all the great spy photos German Car Fans has been running lately, we might just as well set up a direct feed. This time, they have some new shots of BMW's new V8-powered M3, caught as a prototype was being tested on Germany's (where else) N rburgring. Apparently, as GCF reported, there's a four-door M3 coming โ€” the first since 1997 when the E36 version was discontinued (the E46 version M3s were only available in coupe and convertible models). Still, this test mule isn't wearing M3-styled front and rear body kits, just standard-issue bumpers, so identifcation still involves a round of speculation, on the house.

2006 BMW M3 Spy Photos [German Car Fans]

Spy Photos: BMW M3, Audi RS6, Porsche 911 GT3 [internal]