2018 BMW M3

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$66,500

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2018 BMW M3
2018 BMW M3

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Robust turbo-four gas engine
  • Smooth inline-six power
  • Strong brakes
  • Sedan's trunk room

The bad:

  • Spring-back turn signal and transmission levers
  • Leather optional
  • Many luxury features cost extra

2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2018 BMW M3 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • LED headlights now standard
  • Sedan, Sports Wagon and Gran Turismo hatchback body styles available
  • Diesel engine available
  • Plug-in hybrid drivetrain available
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Wireless charging, Wi-Fi hot spot available

2018 BMW M3 review: Our expert's take


What it is: BMW's compact 3 Series is the luxury automaker's bread-and-butter model. It's available as a sedan, wagon or Gran Turismo hatchback and as an M3 performance sedan.


Numerous drivetrains are offered, including turbocharged gas four-cylinder engines (320i and 330i models); a turbo-diesel four-cylinder (328d); a turbo gas six-cylinder (340i); and a plug-in hybrid (330e).


The five-seat 3 Series comes with rear- or all-wheel drive (designated xDrive) and competes with the Audi A4, Cadillac ATS and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.


LED headlights are now standard, and BMW’s iDrive 6.0 multimedia system with a touchscreen is available. An available Shadow Sport Edition Package includes 18-inch black-accented wheels, a gloss-black twin-kidney grille, smoked taillights and a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Wow is all I can say

If you don’t own this far you should .. it has style , class , sporty look , good for the family and it is very comfortable

5.0

Most comfortable, reliable, quality performance

The car met and exceeded my needs. I have always wanted to own a BMW M3 because of their reputation and because i am big BMW fan.

5.0

Monster of a Machine

This car is an absolute monster on the street but feels like the safest car I've ever driven. They really thought of everything - I don't think there's a better or more fun car out there.

See all 13 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by BMW
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
144 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Maintenance
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Certified Pre-Owned Elite with less than 15,000 miles; Certified Pre-Owned with less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles from expiration of 4-year/50,000-mile new car warranty
Powertrain
N/A
Dealer certification required
196-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
View all cpo program details

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