BMW produced the F80 M3 for the 2014 model year (2015 for USA), introducing it as only a saloon following the company’s plans to split off the BMW 4 Series coupe/convertible from the BMW 3 Series. Unlike its E90 M3 sedan predecessor, but similar to that generation’s E92 coupe, the F80 M3 will feature a carbon fiber roof. The F80 M3, as well as its coupe counterpart the M4, were revealed at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, MI. The performance of the car has improved from the previous generation. BMW claims that the car can do 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds with the 6-speed manual gearbox and 3.9 seconds with the optional DCT gearbox. The M3 and M4 will run the standing kilometer in 22.20 seconds. This is a comparable time to the 2006 Corvette Z06, which took 22.24s to accomplish the same. Top speed will be limited to 155 mph (249 km/h) but an optional M Driver’s package will raise this to 174 mph (280 km/h). The new engine will generate up to 425 hp between 5,500 and 7,300 rpm and up to 406 lb-ft of torque between 1,850 and 5,500 rpm.