2016 BMW M3 SPECIFICATIONS

Specifications

Specs Overview

  • Price (MSRP)
    $ 75,000
    Fuel Type
    premium unleaded
  • Engine Name
    Engine: 3.0L In-Line 6 with Double-Vanos Variable Valve Timing
    Transmission Name
    Transmission, 6 Speed Manual
  • Trim
    Base Sedan
    Standard L/100km
    13.7 City / 9.0 Hwy
  • Horsepower
    425@5500
    Drivetrain
    2WD
  • Body Style
    Sedan
    Seating Capacity (Std/Max)
    5/5
Safety

Safety Ratings

  • IIHS Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good
    NHTSA Frontal Crash Rating
    ★★★★
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Marginal
    NHTSA Side Impact
    ★★★★★
  • IIHS Side Impact
    Good
    IIHS Rood Strength
    N/A
  • IIHS Rear Crash Protect/Head Restraint Rating
    Good
Rebates

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2016 BMW M3 News and Reviews

BMW Celebrates 30 Years of the M3 With Two Special Editions

BMW revealed four special-edition models that include two M3s, an i8, and an M6. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the legendary M3, the Bavarian automaker has revealed two special editions, the "30 Years M3" and U.K.-exclusive M3 30 Jahre, which will be limited to 30 units.The M3 "30 Years M3" will be limited to 500 cars worldwide and will…
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BMW M Division to Focus on Rear-Wheel Drive, Six-Cylinders

BMW's M Division will focus on rear-drive vehicles and inline-six-cylinder engines for the foreseeable future, according to a new report. The news comes from Carsten Pries, M Division's head of product management, in an interview with motoring.com.au.That means the M performance division won't be entertaining the idea of four-cylinder-powered M car anytime soon. "I hope not, because six [cylinder] is…
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2016 BMW M3, M4 Get New Competition Package

A new Competition Package for the 2016 BMW M3 sedan and 2016 M4 coupe and convertible is now available for the popular model. The new Competition Package from BMW M GmbH is said to offer increased performance as well as curb appeal.With the new Competition Package, power for the 2016 BMW M3 and M4 models increases from 425 hp to…
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Watch Randy Pobst Discuss Oversteer on The Racing Line

What is oversteer? On the premiere episode of The Racing Line, professional racer and host Randy Pobst begins by answering this question behind the wheel of a 2015 BMW M3 sedan.Oversteer means the rear tires lose grip before the front tires. In racing, mild oversteer is called rotation, while too much oversteer usually results in a spin out or a…
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BMW M3 vs. Cadillac ATS-V Sedan vs. Mercedes-AMG C63 S Comparison

Do you remember exactly when it was that cars—high-performance sedans in this case—got so dang good? I don't. The BMW M3, yeah, sure, that has always been special. Other carmakers have taken furtive jabs at the M3, but no one seemed willing to put in the development time necessary to deliver the knockout blow.Every once in a while a muscular…
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