BMW’s M division will focus on reducing the weight of its cars instead of adding more power.

“We want to be in a different league for power-to-weight, but we prefer to have a car that weighs 1,000kg rather than one with 1,000 horsepower,” says Carsten Pries, the head of BMW M product management.

Along with the downsized 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine, the weight reduction helps to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 28 percent, potentially offering an additional 100 miles (161 km) of driving range on a full tank of fuel.