Used BMW M3 Coupe 2000 - 2006 review

Category: Sports car

Section: Our recommendations

BMW M3 Coupe (01 - 07)
  • BMW M3 Coupe (01 - 07)
  • BMW M3 Coupe (01 - 07)

Our recommendations

Which used BMW M3 coupe should I buy?

The M3 comes fully loaded with kit – from stability and traction technology to big alloys, air-con and six airbags. However, we'd avoid the larger 19-inch alloys - they may look good, but they do nothing for the ride quality.

In addition to the standard precise six-speed manual, BMW also offered an SMG (Sequential Manual Gearbox) paddle-shift auto. It's effective but brutal, so unless you do lots of track days, stick with the manual.