2021 BMW M3 Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2021 BMW M3 Model Overview at Sewickley BMW

2021 BMW M3

Key Features

  • Starting at $69,900 MSRP
  • Standard S58 twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six producing 473 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque paired with 8-Speed M Steptronic or 6-speed manual transmission
  • Adaptive M Suspension, M Sport rear differential, and configurable M Drive modes
  • Power, heated front M Sport seats with lumbar support
  • Live Cockpit Professional with iDrive 7 featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • Harman-Kardon surround sound audio
  • Connected Package Pro and Connected Drive Services
  • Optional M Carbon Ceramic brakes and M Drive Professional



BMW M3 Exterior

About the BMW M3

33 years after its first arrival on U.S. shores, the BMW M3 now enters its 6th generation with uncompromised street and track capabilities for which the model line is world-famous. Featuring a bold new look arising from a complete exterior makeover, the new M3 balances evocative styling with track-proven engineering. Beneath its chiseled hood, the new S58 powerplant delivers 473 horsepower at 6,250 RPM and 406 lb-ft of torque between 2,650 and 6,130 RPM.

Other exclusive M Performance features of the BMW M3 help you experience exhilaration at every opportunity. Inside the cabin, a bespoke interior provides the driver with all the tools necessary to experience unbridled driving passion. Cutting-edge tech such as the Live Cockpit Professional with iDrive 7 help the all-new M3 stay connected to your social circle no matter how far the journey takes you. Ready to write your own chapter in the storied legacy of the iconic BMW M3? Sewickley BMW is standing by to help you get behind the wheel of one of the most awarded sports sedans in automotive history.


What the Critics Say

“We have driven an entry-level M3 at a late prototype stage and can attest to its superior performance. If you like to shift yourself, you won’t have this much fun in any other four-door sedan.” — Car and Driver
“Yes, the M3 is a niche product, but it’s undoubtedly the most critical niche the company has to fill. Its influence is felt as confirmation the brand is still a performance and technology leader. It serves to build excitement across the entire BMW family.” — U.S. News & World Report


BMW M3 Features

BMW M3 Performance

Exhilarating Performance

One signature characteristic of the BMW M3 has historically been its potent inline-six engine. Today’s 2021 M3 carries on this tradition with a precision-built BMW M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder that’s capable of producing 473 horsepower or up to an astounding 503 horsepower for M3 Competition variants. Designed for performance purists, the standard manual transmission in the M3 puts the driver in complete control or choose the available 8-speed M STEPTRONIC Transmission for virtually instantaneous gear changes. Other standard performance features found on the M3 include the M-tuned chassis, M Sport Differential, and Adaptive M Suspension for remarkable agility and poise at high speeds. Tuned specifically to enhance sound, the M3 also includes a mode-specific exhaust system featuring electrically controlled flaps that adjust based on drive mode settings.

BMW M3 Styling

Reimagined Styling

To match the thrilling performance found beneath the hood, the track-inspired look of the all-new BMW M3 captures attention from every angle. Equally as functional as they are stylish, enlarged front intakes ensure a sufficient flow of air to the low-temperature and high-temperature radiators in the upper part of the grille opening. Lightweight construction, including the M Carbon Fiber roof complemented by aerodynamic fins, makes the M3 more agile than ever. A revised rear bumper design with integrated diffuser, muscular wheel arches, and streamlined spoiler round out the confident stance of the M3 when viewed from behind. The signature BMW kidney front grille now features a frameless design to announce your arrival behind the wheel of your M3.

BMW M3 Interior

Driver-Focused Interior

Inspired by BMW racing models, the interior of the all-new M3 places the driver at the center of attention. Standard M Sport Seats with illuminated badges are finished in Merino Leather upholstery for even more stylish support. Upgrade to the available electric front M Carbon bucket seats for a combination of racing functionality with lightweight design and comfort over long distances. The standard BMW Live Cockpit Professional with a fully digital 12.3-inch instrument display and a 10.25-inch digital center display places all critical multimedia and drive functions within arm’s reach. The driver has the flexibility to use touch control or the iDrive Controller to activate the desired mode for the engine response, damper settings, steering characteristics, and brakes of the all-new BMW M3.


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