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    BMW M3 Review, For Sale, Colours, Specs, Interior & News

    The BMW M3 is one of the most iconic performance cars of the last 40 years, and has helped put the German company's sporting credentials on the worldwide map.

    It's morphed from being a highly strung four-cylinder rear driver to having one of the world's best naturally aspirated six cylinder engines to a hulking V8, before its current turbocharged six-cylinder guise. All the while it's maintained its rear-wheel drive layout and manual gearbox option (though it's an order-only proposition in 2017 in favour of a dual-clutch item). Prices start at $144,900 for the M Models M3 up to $160,900 for the M Models M3 Competition M Xdrive.

    It's also now available in a more focused Competition version that adds power and performance to the base four-door M3 sedan.

    BMW M Models Price and Specs

    The price range for the BMW M Models varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $102,900 and going to $274,900 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

    Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
    2022 Coupe 3.0L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $102,900 $165,900
    2022 Sedan 3.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $115,900 $274,900
    2022 Convertible 3.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $135,900 $176,900
    2021 Coupe 3.0L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $102,900 $165,900
    2021 Sedan 3.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $115,900 $274,900
    2021 Convertible 3.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $135,900 $176,900
    2020 Coupe 3.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $280,060
    2020 Sedan 4.4L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $84,700 $279,620
    2020 Convertible 3.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $112,800 $295,350
    2019 Coupe 3.0L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $67,300 $244,090
    2019 Sedan 4.4L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $72,400 $247,940
    2019 Convertible 3.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $110,000 $257,400
    2018 Coupe 3.0L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $55,800 $215,930
    2018 Sedan 3.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $74,000 $234,850
    2018 Convertible 3.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $81,100 $227,700
    See All BMW M Models Pricing and Specs

    BMW M3 Colours

    • Alpine White
    • Black Sapphire
    • Silverstone
    • Mineral White
    • Mineral Grey
    • Austin Yellow
    • Yas Marina Blue
    • Sakhir Orange II
    • Azurite Black
    • Champagne Quartz
    • Tanzanite Blue
    • Smoked Topaz
    • Frozen Brilliant White
    • Frozen Black
    • Frozen Silver II
    • Frozen Red II
    To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website. Shown above are the colours for the BMW M3 2019.

    BMW M Models Wheel Size

    The BMW M3 has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 275x35 R19 for Sedan in 2021.

    Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
    2021 Sedan 275x35 R19 285x30 R20
    2020 Sedan 225x40 R19 19x8 inches 255x35 R19 19x8.5 inches
    2019 Sedan 225x40 R19 19x8 inches 255x35 R19 19x8.5 inches
    2018 Sedan 255x35 R19 19x9 inches 275x35 R19 19x10 inches
    2017 Sedan 255x35 R19 19x9 inches 275x35 R19 19x10 inches
    The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All BMW M3 Wheel Sizes

    BMW M3 Q&As

    Check out real-world situations relating to the BMW M3 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

    • Audi RS3 vs BMW M3

      Obviously they’re both high performance cars that are designed to eat up the open road, but equally they have to be able to handle the pressures of day-to-day motoring. I wouldn’t like to say one is better than the other for daily use, and I wouldn’t be buying one on that basis, so go for the one that most appeals for its performance.

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    • Ask Smithy Xtra Gearbox gear-up

      There are no engine issues that should cause you any concern, but it’s absolutely crucial to buy a car that has had proper maintenance including regular oil changes. Like you I find the SMG a pain to drive, and I wouldn’t own one. They can also be expensive to repair and they are known to give trouble.

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    BMW M3 Interior

    Shown above are interior details for the BMW M3 2018.

    BMW M Models Dimensions

    The dimensions of the BMW M3 Sedan vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

    Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
    2021 Sedan 1433x1903x4794 mm 120 mm
    2020 Sedan 1440x1827x4713 mm 130 mm
    2019 Sedan 1440x1827x4713 mm 130 mm
    2018 Sedan 1424x1877x4671 mm 120 mm
    2017 Sedan 1424x1877x4671 mm 120 mm
    The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All BMW M3 Dimensions

    BMW M Models Fuel Consumption

    The BMW M3 is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 7.7L/100km for Sedan /PULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

    Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
    2021 Sedan 3.0L PULP 6 SP MAN
    2020 Sedan 7.7L/100km 3.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
    2019 Sedan 7.7L/100km 3.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
    2018 Sedan 8.8L/100km 3.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
    2017 Sedan 8.3L/100km 3.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
    * Combined fuel consumption See All BMW M3 Pricing and Specs for 2021