2021 BMW M3 Prices, Reviews, and Pictures

Overview

Based on the recently revamped 3-series sedan, this new 2020 BMW M3 successfully resurrects the brand’s long-standing engagement with drivers. BMW is demonstrating its dedication to this belief by supplying the manual transmission at the very least, on the standard version. The eight-speed automatic is standard for models with more power, like the M3 Competition. The prominent, though the grille, which is not polarizing, is a recognizable twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six motor that can produce up to 503 and 473 horsepower. This is only available for the Competition version, which will feature all-wheel drive for the very first time, but only until 2022’s model year. However, the 2021 M3 Competition will further highlight its performance capabilities by incorporating track-ready components that are sure to be a nightmare for rivals like that of the Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio or the Mercedes-AMG C63. The M3’s latest model was so impressive that we decided to award the car an Editors’ Choice prize for 2021.

What’s New for 2021?

In 2021, the M3-along with the M4 coupe that has two doors which we have a separate review of-is brand new and is six generations of this legendary sports car.

Pricing and Which One to Buy

It’s a shame it’s a pity that the stronger M3 Competition is only offered with an automatic gearbox, since the manual six-speed on the regular model is incredibly satisfying. We can see why some are drawn to the M3 Competition-its additional power as well as torque (and the possibility for all-wheel drive) to begin with, but we’d rather go with the one that comes with a manual. In addition to the personal style choices for the exterior and interior we recommend you go with M Drive Professional. M Drive Professional package (onboard drift analyzer and lap timer) as well as an M Driver’s package (unlocks a greater top speed and also includes the high-performance driving course).

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

Similar to the M4 coupe M3 sedan, the 2021 model features twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six. The standard model delivers the power of 473 horses and 406 pounds-feet of torque at the rear axles. Six-speed manuals are the only option available. In the M3 Competition’s motor, it can be more powerful, producing 503 horses, and 479 pounds of torque however it’s only available with the eight-speed automated. The rear-wheel drive is standard, however this Competition will eventually come with all-wheel driveas well. Each M3 is also features adjustable dampers as well as brake pedals. The sedan is available with stronger carbon-ceramic brakes also, and they come with cool gold-painted brake calipers. The first time we drove the standard M3 as well as the Competition version demonstrated their capability to create stunning drifts, which were aided by the M Drift Analyzer (part of the M Drive professional package). We were also enthralled with the smooth shifts that the gearbox manual offers and we were satisfied with the M3’s powerful acceleration. In the end, when compared with the loud Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio the more restrained M3 does not quite match up.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

The EPA estimates that the 2021 M3 will get 16 mpg on the highway and 23 miles per gallon when driving. But, we haven’t tested this Bimmer along our highway at 75 mph route for fuel efficiency as part of our comprehensive test program and therefore, we’re unable to assess the real-world performance of its mpg.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

In addition to the unique “M” badging and distinct trimmings The interior of the M3 is essentially similar to the regular 3-series. It’s because the M3 features the same style with regard to passenger space, as well as outside visibility as its pedestrian model. Although M cars are known for their performance They also match or surpass the build quality and materials of the most luxurious 3-series. The M3 is more carbon-fiber with microsuede accents, which give it a sportier appearance. The driver has the 12.3-inch Digital gauge cluster, which can be switched into M View in the sportier mode of driving. These can be activated by a large red buttons on the steering wheel that’s hefty on the M3. When you switch on M View adds a shift indicator, and replaces the standard tachometer , which is more easy to read. A set of cushioned, light front seats are offered (standard for the Competition) and offer incredible support, without sacrificing any comfort, though that may not be true for long travel.

Infotainment and Connectivity

The M3’s infotainment feature runs via the 12.3-inch touchscreen that is controlled by a rotary knob as well as buttons located on the central console. It comes with numerous charging ports as well in a range of optional and standard features. It’s good news, BMW no longer requires the purchase of a subscription to Apple CarPlay and has finally accepted Android Auto. The two are included in the standard package, along with a Harman/Kardon audio system, as well as a year-long membership for SiriusXM satellite radio. The system is available via gesture-controls, an subscription-based WiFi hotspot and charger wirelessly.

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