The BMW M3 takes the outstanding qualities of the 3-series and brings them to a level unmatched amongst midsize performance cars. The M3 is offered in a saloon, a coupe, and a convertible with retractable hard-top.
The BMW M3 models operate on a V-8 petrol engine with 6-speed manual transmission with the option of an M double-clutch. BMW lists acceleration times no less than 5 seconds 0-62 in all models with top speeds reaching 155 mph.
Fuel economy is acceptable and environmental impact is tolerable for the M3. All vehicles are constructed with lightweight materials and brake energy regeneration, both of which improve fuel economy. Fuel mileage at approximately 22mpg is notable with CO2 emissions around 290g/km, which is pretty nice for purring V-8.
Similar to its 3-series little brother, the M3 lacks some interior space. The driver and front-seat passenger are provided with sufficient seating space with variable adjustments to make the ride as comfortable as possible. Rear-seat passengers should find the accommodations comfy unless said passengers are exceedingly leggy. Interior storage space is limited but sufficient cargo room is provided to allow the BMW M3 to be an appealing performance vehicle for daily living.
Lightweight materials combined with huge brakes and a solid chassis give the M3 a balanced and solid ride with predictably smooth steering. Cabin noise is remarkably low even when the V-8 is revving through lower speeds. Perks abound in the cars’ interiors, with climate control, CD player and sports seats standard with oodles of optional upgrades. Interior design will unlikely disappoint buyers of the M3.
Standard safety features for the BMW M3 include front and side driver and passenger airbags, fog lamps, rain sensors, dynamic stability control, ABS, and crash-sensor activations, to name a few. A first-aid kit and warning triangle are staples of BMW safety and are included in all new vehicles.