The Internet rumor mill started to go aflutter with the conjecture around a 3-cylinder BMW M3. Is it possible? Well, if you take a look at the BMW i8, it is powered by a 177 horsepower version of the three-cylinder turbo engine. Add in a little plug-in hybrid technology, and it makes it a reasonably entertaining. Those familiar with the engine say it can easily boosted into the 300 horsepower territory. However, even 300 horsepower is a little light on horsies, especially when considering the current generation’s V8 at 414 horsepower. But if we add in some Lithium Ion plug-in technology… But is an electrified M3 in our future? Well, people once said that electro-mechanical power steering would never be in the M series vocabulary as well…and that’s just around the corner.