2016 BMW M3
63,743 Miles | West Palm Beach , FL
$42,799
est. $617/mo

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2017 BMW M3
42,001 Miles | West Palm Beach , FL
$48,999
est. $706/mo

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2017 BMW M3
20,975 Miles | Garden Grove, CA
$54,888
est. $791/mo

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2018 BMW M3
9,165 Miles | Montclair, CA
$62,000
est. $894/mo

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2016 BMW M3
29,579 Miles | Las Vegas, NV
$52,500
est. $757/mo

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2011 BMW M3
62,253 Miles | Murrieta, CA
$28,998
est. $418/mo

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2016 BMW M3
22,061 Miles | Merriam, KS
$48,998
est. $706/mo

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2016 BMW M3
28,642 Miles | Escondido, CA
$47,998
est. $692/mo

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2016 BMW M3
22,127 Miles | Buena Park, CA
$49,998
est. $721/mo

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2013 BMW M3
33,946 Miles | Doral, FL
$39,998
est. $577/mo

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2013 BMW M3
22,925 Miles | Duarte, CA
$41,998
est. $605/mo

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2017 BMW M3
30,144 Miles | Fremont, CA
$54,998
est. $793/mo

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2016 BMW M3
31,906 Miles | Charlottesville, VA
$48,998
est. $706/mo

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2013 BMW M3
40,072 Miles | Las Vegas, NV
$30,998
est. $447/mo

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2012 BMW M3
29,061 Miles | White Marsh, MD
$33,998
est. $490/mo

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2013 BMW M3
43,096 Miles | Miami Lakes, FL
$33,998
est. $490/mo

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2011 BMW M3
61,675 Miles | Duarte, CA
$30,998
est. $447/mo

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2016 BMW M3
20,036 Miles | Charlottesville, VA
$49,998
est. $721/mo

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2016 BMW M3
17,076 Miles | Sicklerville, NJ
$51,998
est. $750/mo

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2011 BMW M3
70,775 Miles | Pompano Beach, FL
$26,998
est. $389/mo

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BMW M3 Buyer's Guide

Owner Reviews
4.7
59 Reviews
Overall
4.7
Value
4.4
Performance
4.7
Style
4.6
Comfort
4.4
Fuel Economy
3.8
Reliability
4.1

BMW M3 Owner Ratings & Reviews

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2005 BMW M3 - Fast, reliable, and fun.

JWS
78525
Overall
4.0
Value
5.0
Performance
4.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
3.0
Reliability
4.0
The BMW M3 is a great car. It is very fast and reliable. I have driven 60,000 miles in it and it still is incredibly smooth. Did I mention it is FAST. I have a convertible and if you have the top up you can use the room where the top is stored when it is down as trunk space.
Story
Any time driving around my neighborhood is really fun.
Pros
First of all, it is a very fast car. It is fun to drive. I like how wide the wheels come out, and how low to the ground it is. It really looks like a high performance vehicle and it is. When I first got it I noticed how bright the headlights were and how they seem to move on the road as I turn. Very helpful when driving around in areas without streetlights.
Cons
Not much. The radio messes up sometimes and the rear view mirror kind of broke. I think that both of the issues are due to the fact that I live in a very warm area.

2008 BMW M3 - Too much hassle

James
Phoenix, Arizona
Overall
3.0
Value
2.0
Performance
5.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
2.0
Reliability
1.0
I've always dreamed of owning a BMW. After owning my own business for a while I finally made that dream a reality. For a while it was a dream! A gas guzzler for sure but I had the status I thought I wanted. However this car requires so much maintenance, very expensive maintenance that it just hasn't been worth it.
Story
Driving down Mill Avenue in Tempe. All these hot college coeds checking out the car and realizing that I'm 10 years too old for them. If only I had gotten my act together sooner.
Pros
Sporty Fast Powerful I look cool driving it
Cons
High payments Gas guzzler Maintenance nightmare Doesn't handle well in rain

2014 BMW M3 - Quick and Stylish

Johnny
Mobile, Alabama
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
5.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
3.0
The cars styling impressive, its a sedan with fine lines and amazing handling and power. I like the look of it, I bought it in a gun metal grey with beige leather interior. The interior is really comfortable and sleek, its definitely worth the money just for that. It fits me, my wife, son very well and we can comfortably fit 2 more in the backseat no problem. The trunk is a little on the smaller side but I knew that going into the purchase. When you accelerate it is incredibly quick, the engine noise is absolutely stunning, its a absolute pleasure to drive it handles like a dream and stops smooth. If I remember right they told me the gas mileage was around 30 mpg hwy and around 26 city, I have to fill up the tank about once every week or so but no complaints on that.
Story
I just recently bought it but the one that stands out is when I drove in it with my son and his friend to get them a new puppy.
Pros
The car is incredibly quick accelerating and braking. The handling is amazing especially taking corners, the car hugs them and doesn't let go. I was impressed with the safety features and the crash test rating it got. The gauges are beautiful and the dash and trim compliments the seats. It came with a great surround sound system from Harman Kardon with a beautiful user interface, its very technologically advanced with a Heads Up Display system that I'm getting used too.
Cons
The only negative thing I can really say about the car is it came with this auto-start/stop function which basically shuts the car off when you stop at a red light and starts it back up when you accelerate. Whenever it does that it seems to run a little off for a minute like its a little sluggish, when I take it in for its next service I'm going to ask about it and see why it does that.

BMW M3 Generations

Five Generations of the BMW M3

This high-performance trend-setter was developed by BMW M GmbH, BMW’s in-house motorsports division. After 2015, BMW discontinued the coupe and convertible, and the M3 was only available as a sedan; the coupe and convertible were rebranded as part of the M4 line.

The M3 represents a comprehensively upgraded version of the BMW 3 Series, and it bases its improvements on those inspired by racing. The M3 engines are usually unique from those in the 3 Series and the handling, suspension, braking and body have been enhanced for superior aerodynamics, lighter weight and superior performance.

BMW M3 F80 5th Generation (2015-Present)

For the first time, BMW reduced the M3’s weight by several hundred pounds, aided by the use of aluminum for various body panels and carbon fiber for the roof and the driveshaft.

The F80 generation was only offered as a sedan (coupe and convertible models were rebranded as the M4). The brakes were improved by replacing the side calipers with double-pistons with an optional 4-piston ceramic setup available.

This new generation was notable for its switch back to a six-cylinder engine -- as most of the earlier M3 models had used -- but a departure from the previous generation, which used a V8. The newest engine was a 425-horsepower, 3.0-liter twin turbo inline six-cylinder, and when equipped with a 7-speed M-DCT (dual-clutch) transmission, this car could do 0-60 in 3.9 seconds. With the 6-speed manual, 0-60 happened in 4.1 seconds. Top speed remained 155 miles per hour.

For the 2016 model year, BMW gave the M3 a subtle update, updating the taillights to full LEDs and adding new exterior colors.

A second update occurred for the 2018 model year; BMW tweaked the design of the lower front bumper on the car.

An optional Competition Package was introduced in 2016; it raised the M3's power to 444 horsepower, retunes the suspension, adds unique 20-inch alloy wheels, an M exhaust system and lighter front seats.

BMW M3 E90/92/93 4th Generation (2008-2013)

Launched in 2008, the E90 was the heaviest of the M3 line thus far, as well as the most luxurious.

This generation came in sedan, coupe or convertible with a power retractable hard-top. The added weight of the convertible's roof mechanism adversely affected this model’s performance. The convertible’s leather seats had a special surface which prevented seats from getting hot when the top was down. It was the only mass-market M3 to use a V8 engine, a new 414-horsepower 4.0-liter unit that was paired with a 6-speed manual transmission.

Shortly after its launch, BMW offered a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters as an option. Because the paddle shifters reduced shifting pauses, the car’s forward acceleration time was improved by two-tenths of a second over one with a manual transmission. Able to hit 60 miles per hour in 4.8 seconds, this car’s top speed was 155 miles per hour.

In 2011, BMW updated the car. Changes included LED taillights and minor updates to the interior.

Globally, BMW launched several unique, low-volume special-edition models of this generation M3. These included the more powerful M3 GTS, the Lime Rock Park edition (U.S.-only and limited to 200 units), the M3 CRT, the M3 Frozen Edition (unrelated to the animated film) and the UK-only M3 Limited Edition 500.

BMW M3 E46 3rd Generation (2000-2006)

The E46 was offered only as a convertible or coupe, with expanded wheel arches and a hood bulge as well as a more upscale interior. A new 333-horsepower 3.2-liter M-tuned inline-six cylinder engine was introduced, which could do 0-60 in 5.1 seconds, with a top speed of 155 miles per hour.

The standard transmission was a 6-speed manual, but an SMG drivelogic transmission was available as an option. The drivelogic, aka SMG II, was a standard 6-speed automatic, but with a Formula-One-style electrohydraulically actuated clutch pedal. This configuration allowed a shifting speed of 0.08 seconds.

BMW M3 E36 2nd Generation (1992-1999)

This was the first M3 model to use a six-cylinder engine. The models that came to the U.S. market initially had a 240-horsepower, 3.0-liter inline straight-six with a five-speed manual or automatic transmission (Euro-spec cars had considerably more horsepower).

The first E36 was imported to the United States in 1995. The rest of the generation (1996-1999) had a larger, 3.2-liter inline six-cylinder engine with the same 240-horsepower output.

This model had the same rear axle and clutch as the European model, but a different suspension. Despite gaining weight versus the earlier generation, the M3 could go from 0-60 in 5.6 seconds, with a top speed of 155 miles per hour.

An M3 sedan was available in the U.S. starting in 1997 and a convertible joined the ranks in 1998.

BMW M3 E30 (1986-1991)

The first M3 was originally only offered as a coupe or convertible. Both featured BMW’s S14 2.3-liter inline 4-cylinder engine which initially delivered 192 horses with a catalytic converter and 197 without one.

In 1989, without a catalytic converter, power was improved to 212 horsepower. This car could go from 0-60 in 6.5 seconds, with a top speed of 146 miles per hour.

While the M3 shared the same basic shell as the 3 Series, it had a dozen unique and different aerodynamic body panels the other model lacked. It also had flared wheel arches to make room for racing tires. The suspension and brakes also differed, and so did the drivetrain. The M3 E30 had a 5-speed clutch-type manual overdrive transmission.

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