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2021 BMW M3 Detailed in Video Showing Prototype Testing

  • BMW has released a video detailing the next-generation M3 sports sedan.
  • The G80-generation M3 will come with either rear- or all-wheel drive and is expected to offer over 500 horsepower.
  • Expect the 2021 BMW M3 to make its debut later this year.

    We’ve been waiting for the new 2021 BMW M3 ever since the latest 3-series made its debut, and a new video from BMW M confirms that it’s almost here. This marketing video shows a prototype of the new G80-generation M3 undergoing testing on the road and at the Nürburgring, and it confirms a few interesting details about the car, including that it will offer either rear- or all-wheel-drive configurations.

    While it’s still in camouflage, the 2021 M3 clearly has a wider body than the standard 3-series, with flared fenders, extra air intakes at the front, and an aggressive-looking rear valence with four exhaust tips. Larger wheels and

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    GM Built a C8 Corvette Prototype That Was 75% 3D Printed

    • GM used 3D printing extensively to develop the C8 Corvette ahead of its unveiling.
    • The ability to quickly iterate and build parts helped the automaker quickly pivot to shield making for medical workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
    • Parts that have been 3D printed can also be used to train the robots on the production line ahead of the final part being delivered.

      If you’re wondering when you’ll see 3D-printed production parts, some will end up in vehicles “very soon,” according to GM. But the tech will only be used when appropriate and in a way that doesn’t sacrifice safety, GM spokespeople told Car and Driver.

      Before COVID-19, GM was already using 3D printing to help it develop new vehicles including the Corvette. Then the pandemic grew, and the automaker was able to quickly use those same machines to build face shields for medical staff. After the first batch went out,

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