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About the BMW M3

Vehicle Summary

As the highest available trim for BMW's luxury lineup of 3 Series sedans, the BMW M3 is a luxury car that is loaded from top to bottom with exciting specs and features. In 2015, the BMW M3 was fully redesigned to include a new engine, new technology options, and interior and exterior styling updates. Today, the 2015-2019 BMW M3 remains a popular vehicle on the used car market. If you are looking for a luxury car that delivers in every category, buying a used BMW M3 from CarMax is a great option to consider.

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FAQ

Q: What is the BMW M3?

A: The BMW M3 is a luxury small car and the highest trim level of BMW's renowned 3 Series lineup.

Q: How much Horsepower does a BMW M3 have?

A: The 2018 BMW M3 comes equipped with a 425 hp twin-turbocharged V6 engine. However, a 444 hp twin-turbocharged V6 engine is also an available option for the 2018 BMW M3.

Q: Is the BMW M3 GTR street legal?

A: Yes, in spite of being a race car by definition, the BMW M3 GTR is street-legal.

Q: What is the BMW M3 competition package?

A: The BMW M3 Competition Package is an available package for the BMW M3 that adds features such as a more powerful engine, upgraded seats, a sport-tuned suspension, and more.

Q: Is the BMW M3 a V8?

A: The BMW M3 does not come equipped with a V8 engine. Instead, the 2015-2019 BMW M3 comes equipped with a twin-turbocharged V6 engine.

Popular Models

BMW M3 Models

  • 4D Sedan - The BMW M3 comes available as four-door sedan that is capable of seating up to five passengers. Key features for the 2018 BMW M3 4D Sedan include a rearview camera, auto on/off headlights, push-button start, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and more.
  • 2D Convertible - The BMW M3 comes available as a two-door hardtop convertible that is capable of seating up to five passengers. Key features for the 2018 BMW M3 2D Convertible include push-button start, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a rearview camera, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and more.

Reliability Research

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RepairPal gave the BMW M3 an overall reliability rating of 2 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Below Average. This rating ranks the BMW M3 29th out of 31 among luxury midsize cars.

  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a BMW M3 is $1161, compared to an average of $771 for luxury midsize cars and $719 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Frequency According to RepairPal, BMW M3 owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.8 times per year, compared to an average of 0.7 times for luxury midsize cars and 0.5 times for all the vehicle models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 21% for the BMW M3, compared to an average of 12% for luxury midsize cars and 13% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2010-2019 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features.

*RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 12/31/2018. Learn more.

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Reviews for BMW M3

Overall Rating

5.0 out of 5 (3 reviews)

It's An M3.... Need I say more?

It's fast, it's fun, and the sound of the V8 is intoxicating. Traded up from a 335i and the M3 is a totally different machine.

Pros

  • Power:
  • Ride and Handling:
  • Styling:

Cons

  • Fuel Economy: But who buys a M3 for good gas mileage

- Henry Huynh, 2011 BMW M3

M3 - lives up to all the hype!

Fantastic quality! Unbelievable power, steering, suspension!

Pros

  • Braking: Brakes on a dime.
  • Power: Gobs and gobs of power always available.
  • Ride and Handling: You can pretty much do anything you want in this car w/o any worries.

Cons

  • Fuel Economy: The one downside to this vehicle ... fuel economy SUCKS!!!!

- Sam G, 2012 BMW M3

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