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Model: 
Average Price: 
66,500
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
81,250
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Manual
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.80gals
21.10gals

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 BMW M3 Is a sport sedan icon that offers track-ready performance and relatively comfortable seating for four, but it is losing its lead to a group of hungry contenders.

Pros
Superlative performance
Four (relatively) useful seats
Menacing looks
Available carbon ceramic brakes are great...

Cons
...but very expensive
Everything costs more, unless you like white and black cloth
Not fuel efficient
A somewhat digital feel

By: 
thecarconnection.com

What we really love about the M3, though, is that it retains its civility in spite of the performance upgrades. The ride quality remains comfortable thanks to adaptive dampers, the seats are supportive yet comfortable enough for long road trips, and the back seat and trunk are spacious. While there are higher-performing competitors, and more luxurious ones, few blend both traits with the fluidity of the 2018 BMW M3.

PROS
Agile handling without a penalizing ride quality
Upscale, well-equipped interior with room for four adults
Powerful brakes

CONS
Steering is less lively than in competitors
Other sport sedans sound better, go faster

By: 
edmunds.com

"The BMW M3 is a legendary name among supersaloons, but while the latest version is good, its rivals have caught up"

PROS
Practical four-door body
Aggressive looks
Fun to drive

CONS
Pricey to buy and run
No longer sounds as exciting
Some rivals are better to drive

By: 
carbuyer.co.uk

Pros
Great handling
Punchy engine
Quick-shifting transmission

Cons
Interior materials quality is mixed
Exhaust note can get too noisy
Ride isn’t very smooth

By: 
motortrend.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
17.00mpg
16.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
25.00mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
3.00L
Torque: 
406ft-lbs
at 1 850rpm
428ft-lbs
at 2 250rpm
Horsepower: 
425hp
at 5 500rpm
424hp
at 5 750rpm
Turning Circle: 
40.00Feet
38.40Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
no
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Control
Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
184.60in
195.70in
Width: 
73.90in
76.80in
Height: 
56.10in
57.50in
Ground Clearance: 
4.70in
4.50in
Wheel Base: 
110.70in
118.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.30
38.80
Front Leg Room: 
42.00in
37.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.10in
57.80in
Rear Head Room: 
37.70
38.80
Rear leg room: 
35.10in
33.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.10in
56.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.00cu.ft
17.70cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3575.00lbs
4122.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
Reverse Tilt Passenger Mirror Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
no
Front Seats Features: 
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Front Leg Room 42.0 in.
Front Head Room 40.3 in.
Front Shoulder Room 55.1 in.
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Manual Adjustable Lumbar Support
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Passenger Seat With Manual Adjustable Lumbar Support
Leather/Cloth
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Head Room 37.7 in.
Rear Leg Room 35.1 in.
Rear Shoulder Room 55.1 in.
Folding With Storage Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
16 Total Speakers
600 Watts Stereo Output
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
2 Subwoofer(s)
USB Connection
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
8 Total Speakers
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Memory Card Slot
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
280 Watts Stereo Output

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 10.0
19 X 10.0
Wheels more: 
Performance Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Fullsize Non-Matching Spare Tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Cornering Lights
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Brake Drying
Emergency Braking Preparation
LED Headlamp
Post-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamp
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
M Driver's Package
Driving Assistance Package
Executive Package
Competition Package
Carbon Kit Light
Exterior Options: 
19" M Forged Black Double-Spoke Wheels W/Mixed Performance Tires
19" M Forged Double-Spoke Wheels W/Mixed Performance Tires
20" M Forged Black Star-Spoke Wheels W/Mixed Performance Tires
20" M Forged Star-Spoke Wheels W/Mixed Performance Tires
Moonroof
Metallic Paint
Pearlescent Paint (Bianco Alpi)
Power Trunk Closer W/Contactless Opening/Closing
Silver Painted Brake Calipers
Red Painted Brake Calipers
20" Urano Machined Polished Alloy Wheels
Soft Close Doors
Rear Laminated Glass
20" Urano Silver Painted Alloy Wheels
Pearlescent Paint (Rosso Energia)
Metallescent Paint
21" Titano Forged Alloy Wheels W/Dark Matt Finish
Mica Paint
Black Painted Brake Calipers
Blue Painted Brake Calipers
19" Sport Proteo Machined Polished Alloy Wheels
LED Matrix Headlights W/Adaptive Front Lighting System
19" Apollo Machined Polished Alloy Wheels
Heated Rear Bench Seat
20" All Season Tires
Heated Windshield Washer Nozzles
Interior Options: 
Power Rear Sunshade
Apple CarPlay Compatibility
Wireless Charging
Merino Leather Dashboard
Headrest Trident Stitching
Sport Steering Wheel-Carbon Insert
Heated Leather/Wood Steering Wheel
INOX Sport Pedals
Alcantara Headliner And Pillars
Shift Paddles
Full Premium Leather W/Seats In Drilled Leather
Harman Kardon Premium Sound System
Bowers & Wilkins Sound System
Power Adjustable Foot Pedals
Full Premium Leather
Leather Covered Three Spoke Steering Wheel (Sabbia)
Sport Steering Wheel-Heated
Smoking Kit
Front Seats Ventilation
Carbon Shift Paddles
Carbon Door Sills
Rear Armrest W/Illuminated Storage
WI-FI Vehicle Hot Spot
Power Rear Sunblind
Wood/Leather Covered Three Spoke Steering Wheel
Heated Wood/Leather Covered Three Spoke Steering Wheel (Sabbia)