The styling of new 2018 BMW M3 is great with beautifully crafted lines. The new cat’s eye headlights look menacing and the grille design is enchanting too.
The high-performance iteration of the BMW 3 Series, the BMW M3 has always been known as a performance lover’s car. It has the eclectic blend of a sedan, menacing exterior of a sports car and enough luxury to keep users satiated inside the cabin.
2018 BMW M3 – Design Changes
The BMW has made the exterior of 2018 M3 more aerodynamic in nature to boost fuel economy as well as acceleration. The car has a number of measures deployed to bring down overall weight. Plenty of carbon-fiber and aluminum has been used to construct the body and interior parts. At rear side, there is quad tipped exhaust unit.
Step inside and you will be greeted by a sleek and classy looking cabin. The Carbon fiber trim adds a sleek touch and the infotainment screen is also superb looking. The front seats are large and comfortable and space crunch can be an issue at the rear row, more so for tall persons. Default cargo space is just 12 cubic feet.
Like most new BMW vehicles, the 2018 M3 is laden with top notch safety features. It also comes equipped with a lot of amenities. The Driving Assistance package brings in blind-spot monitors, surround-view camera system, lane-departure warning, forward-collision warning and speed limit info.
The standard equipment list includes keyless ignition, heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, BMW’s iDrive 6 infotainment system, navigation. It also gets HD radio, new LED headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, auto-dimming rearview mirrors, Harman Kardon audio system etc. There is an Executive Package that adds the heated steering wheel, head-up display, parking sensors and heated rear seats.
The 2018 BMW M3 is powered by a 3.0-liter inline-6 unit which makes 425 HP. It is a fast car and reaches 60 mph from 0 in less than 4 seconds. You can opt for the dual-clutch transmission and Competition package which boosts the output to 444 HP.
You get a 6-speed manual gearbox but the 7-speed automatic dual-clutch unit is optional. There are various driving modes like Comfort, Sport, as well as Sport plus. With either transmission, fuel economy is just about average.
Price and Availability of the 2018 BMW M3
The approximate pricing for 2018 BMW M3 begins at $65,000 and additional packages will make if steeper. It will be unveiled in late 2017.
Summing it up
The 2018 BMW M3 is a sleek and sporty sedan that gets a nice styling and power train revamp. It gets a revamped infotainment setup as well. The pricing is steep but you have to remember luxurious sporty cars do not come with cheap rates. It can stack up against rivals like Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and Mercedes-AMG C63.