BMW M3 review

Category: Performance car

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:petrol
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Introduction

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Don’t worry: you aren’t about to read a review of a road that starts in Surrey and snakes its way down to Southampton. In fact, the BMW M3 couldn’t be any more different than the grey and somewhat dreary motorway it shares a name with.

Since the mid-80s, the M3 badge has been worn by the fastest and most exciting versions of BMW’s popular executive saloon, the 3 Series. It’s the same deal with this latest model, except this one’s the most powerful incarnation yet with the firepower to match its archrivals, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and Mercedes C63 AMG

There are lots of bright colours to choose from as well (the car in our photos is Isle of Man green, if you’re wondering), and you can even have your M3 decorated with carbon-fibre – both inside and out – if you want. Other options include high-performance carbon ceramic brakes and laser headlights

If the BMW M3's qualities appeal but a four-door saloon isn’t for you, there’s also a coupé version called the BMW M4, which is almost identical underneath. And in the near future there will even be an estate version to compete directly with the Audi RS4.

But what’s the BMW M3 like to drive, and how does it stack up against its key rivals in other important areas? Read on and we’ll tell you everything you need to know.

And it you decide to buy a BMW M3 or any other other performance saloon, make sure you check out our New Car Buying service to find out how much you could save on the sticker price without any awkward haggling. 

At a glance

Number of trims1 see more
Available fuel types Which fuel is best for you? petrol
MPG range across all versions28.2 - 28.2
Avaliable doors options4
Warranty3 years / No mileage cap
Company car tax at 20% (min/max)£5,391 / £6,815
Company car tax at 40% (min/max)£10,782 / £13,630

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