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 $139,615 for the M3 (base) up to $154,615 for the M3 30 YEARS EDITION.

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

BMW M3 Reviews

2017

BMW M3 Competition 2017 review

Richard Berry road tests and reviews the new BMW M3 Competition with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.Read more

2016

BMW M3 Competition 2016 review

Ewan Kennedy road tests and reviews the 2016 BMW M3 Competition with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.Read more

BMW M3 and M4 Competition 2016 review

Tim Robson road tests and reviews the BMW M3 and M4 Competitions with specs, fuel consumption and verdict at their Australian launch.Read more

2015

BMW M3 2015 Review

Alistair Kennedy road tests and reviews the BMW M3 with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.Read more

2014

BMW M3 2014 review

Peter Barnwell road tests and reviews the 2014 BMW M3 with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.Read more

BMW M3 and M4 2014 review: first drive

Craig Duff road tests and reviews the new BMW M3 and M4, with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.Read more

BMW M3 auto 2014 review

Alistair Kennedy road tests and reviews the F80 BMW M3, with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.Read more

BMW M3 and M4 2014 review

Malcolm Flynn road tests and reviews the BMW M3 and M4, with specs, fuel consumption and verdict. Read more

Mega supercar drag race video

When Mercedes invited us to the Race the Runway charity event at Edinburgh Airport, we lept at the chance.Read more

2011

BMW M3 Pure Edition 2011 Review

You could want for a little more ride comfort. You might find it just a bit much to live with. Then you should be looking for another car. A V8, a manual transmission, rear-wheel-drive and something approaching 50:50 fore and aft weight distribution is...Read more

Price Guide

$147,115

Based on Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)

Lowest Price

$139,615

Highest Price

$154,615

Range & Specifications

2017 Sedan
30 YEARS EDITION
MSRP
$154,615
ANCAP Rating
TBA
2017 Sedan
(base)
MSRP
$139,615
ANCAP Rating
TBA
2017 Sedan
COMPETITION
MSRP
$144,615
ANCAP Rating
TBA

BMW M3 News

Tomic car fails to sell as bids stall

10 February 2012 by CarsGuide team

BMW M3 Frozen Black

30 October 2011 by Paul Gover

BMW M3 GTS sedan spy shots

9 June 2011 by Paul Gover

BMW M3 GTS denied Aussie visa

20 May 2010 by Karla Pincott

Four-door BMW M3

12 November 2008 by CarsGuide team

2015 BMW M3 and M4 | new car sales price

29 July 2015 by Aiden Taylor

BMW?s clutchless M3 coupe

17 January 2008 by Paul Pottinger