2018 BMW M3 Price

2018 BMW M3 Price

Even though it has been around since 2014, it looks like BMW is not going to replace the current M3 just yet. Not that long ago the manufacturer revealed the 2018 BMW M3, a small refresh which is likely going to be the last one for the car. Even though the changes have been kept to a minimum, the car is still as impressive as ever before. The M3 remains the benchmark for four-door sports sedan and it looks like things will not change in the near future either. The biggest upgrade with the 2018 model has to be the release of the CS, the first four-door CS M3 ever made. While the upgrades aren’t all that big, the car is actually quite impressive to look at, but more on that later.


2018 BMW M3 Review

The new M3 remains based on the same old architecture as before. This is to be expected, especially since the new 3 Series is at least a year away. Until then, the M3 will have to do with the current architecture which is not all that bad. In fact, despite being relatively old, the M3 still drives better than most of its rivals which is somewhat unusual. GMC Sierra Spied….

2018 BMW M3 Ratings

2018 BMW M3
Image source: motor1.com – 2018 M3 Revealed

However, it looks like BMW was well aware of how good the platform really is and that seems to be one of the reasons why they didn’t change all that much about it.


Price

Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6, 3.0 L, RWD
–    MSRP $65,500
–    Invoice $61,400

What is different about an M3?

The end result is a car that will outrun most sports car at this price point without that many issues.

Unlike a regular 3 Series, the M3 features a lower and more capable running gear, much better brakes, a slightly different exterior and a different engine. Read about M3 on wikipedia…

The end result is a car that will outrun most sports car at this price point without that many issues. The 2018 BMW M3 adds the CS trim level which is basically the lightweight version of the car.

2018 BMW M3
Image source: motor1.com – 2018 BMW M3

Through a lot of trickery, BMW managed to drop 110 pounds from its total weight. They did this with carbon fiber panels, some changes to its suspension setup as well as lighter materials inside the cabin.


2018 BMW M3 Competition Package

Engine, Specs

The car will hit 60 MPH in 3.8 to 3.9 seconds while having a limited top speed of 155 MPH.

The engine on the other hand remains the same 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged inline-six as before. Even though the layout is unusual, the engine is one of the most capable 3.0 liter engines on the market. In the base M3, it makes a rather impressive 425 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque.

The Competition Package model will bump the output to 444 horsepower while delivering the same amount of torque as the base model.

These will drive the rear wheels via a 6 speed manual or a 7 speed dual-clutch automatic. In both cases, the car will hit 60 MPH in 3.8 to 3.9 seconds while having a limited top speed of 155 MPH.

2018 BMW M3
Image source: motorwerksbmw.com – 2018 BMW M3 4dr sedan engine

The new 2018 BMW M3 CS on the other hand is slightly different. This one provides 453 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque which is quite a bit boost over the regular models.

This allows it to hit 60 MPH in 3.7 seconds while having a limited top speed of 174 MPH.

On top of that added performance, the car is also able to provide far better cornering speeds thanks to its lower weight, wider tires and new suspension tweak. Sadly, the CS is only available with the 7 speed automatic gearbox.


Competition

Audi S4, Porsche 718 Cayman, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Cadillac ATS-V


Redesign

BMW decided to offer the car in a new shade of gray with dark gray wheels inspired by DTM.

The CS is not all that different from the regular model. It still has the usual hood bulge and it still is as wide as ever before. However, this time around BMW decided to offer the car in a new shade of gray with dark gray wheels inspired by DTM.

The new carbon fiber roof, the carbon fiber front splitter and the rear carbon fiber diffuser are now fully shown. This creates a really aggressive contrast which goes great with the way the M3 looks.


Colors

Austin Yellow Metallic, Azurite Black Metallic, Mineral Gray Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, Champagne Quartz Metallic, Alpine White, Sakhir Orange II Metallic


Interior

As expected, the 2018 BMW M3 CS doesn’t really offer such a different cabin from the regular models. We can still see quite a bit of leather, Alcantara and a great infotainment system.

The seats are the same as those found in the regular model with the only real difference being the upholstery.

2018 BMW M3
Image source: carscoops.com – 2018 M3 Interior

The car now gets a black and gray contrasting upholstery which really elevates the way it looks. We would have hoped for slightly better seats but being a sedan, it is understandable why BMW didn’t make the move.


Safety

2018 BMW M3 Safety features
Brakes-ABSyes
Daytime Running Lightsyes
Child Safety Rear Door Locksyes
Traction Controlyes
Night Visionno
Parking Aidno
Fog Lampsno
Tire Pressure Monitoryes
Stability Controlyes
Back-Up Camerayes


Comparison

2016 Audi A4 vs BMW 3 Series – In Depth Review & Comparison

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