Every M3 comes with engine stop-start technology to cut fuel consumption in traffic, but you’ll struggle to get anywhere near the official 22.8mpg average if you work the engine hard. Company car users will pay tax at the maximum 35% rate, while insurance premiums will be stiff. Thanks to a loyal following for the car, though, resale values are strong.
BMW M3 Coupe quality & reliability
The M3 is expensive, but it has the quality to justify its pricetag. BMWs have a reputation for mechanical solidity, and this model shouldn't do anything to damage it.
BMW M3 Coupe safety & security
Like every 3 Series model, the M3 comes brimming with safety kit. Front, side and curtain airbags are standard, as is electronic stability control. The anti-lock brake system even incorporates a function that uses gentle pressure to keep the brake discs dry in the wet. Deadlocks are fitted as standard to make things more difficult for thieves.