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BMW M3

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 $104,900 for the M Models M3 40I Xdrive up to $154,900 for the M Models M3 Competition.

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 $99,900 and going to $308,600 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
2021 Coupe 3.0L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $99,900 $292,600
2021 Sedan 3.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $104,900 $299,600
2021 Convertible 3.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $167,829 $308,600
2020 Coupe 3.0L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $99,900 $292,600
2020 Sedan 3.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $104,900 $299,600
2020 Convertible 3.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $167,829 $308,600
2019 Coupe 3.0L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $71,600 $244,090
2019 Sedan 3.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $75,300 $247,940
2019 Convertible 3.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $116,800 $257,400
2018 Coupe 3.0L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $59,200 $215,930
2018 Sedan 3.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $76,100 $234,850
2018 Convertible 3.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $88,100 $227,700
2017 Coupe 3.0L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $50,500 $189,860
2017 Sedan 3.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $65,200 $176,880
2017 Convertible 3.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $75,400 $200,310
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.

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 225x40 R19 for Sedan in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 19x8 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
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
2016 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
2020 Sedan 1440x1827x4713 mm 130 mm
2019 Sedan 1440x1827x4713 mm 130 mm
2018 Sedan 1424x1877x4671 mm 120 mm
2017 Sedan 1424x1877x4671 mm 120 mm
2016 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
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
2016 Sedan 8.8L/100km 3.0L PULP 6 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All BMW M3 Pricing and Specs for 2020

BMW M Models Towing Capacity

The BMW M3 has no towing capacity for the last 5 years the model was manufactured.

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