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2021 BMW M3

2021 BMW M3
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  • Year:
    2021
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  • Engine:
    inline-6
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    473
  • Torque @ RPM:
    405
  • Displacement:
    3.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    4.1 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph
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The 2021 BMW M3 comes with extra power, AWD, and more Bimmerness than ever before

The 2021 BMW M3 (G80) is the sixth-generation of the company’s high-performance compact sedan. Based on the seventh-generation 3 Series (G20), it debuts many firsts for the nameplate. Design-wise, 2021 M3 stands out thanks to its massive kidney grille, a feature it shares only with the M4 as of 2020. It’s also the first M3 model available in two versions: there’s a base M3 with 473 horsepower and a beefed-up M3 Competition model with 503 horsepower. The two-model lineup is an answer to the Mercedes-AMG C 63, available in standard and S guises. The 2021 M3 is also the first of its kind to feature an all-wheel-drive system. It’s available as an option for the M3 Competition trim. Unlike its competitors, the 2021 M3 retains a manual transmission, offered as standard on the base model. Let’s find out more about all of the above in the review below.

 

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Watch 1,450 Horses Get Unleashed On A Drag Strip In This Epic Mercedes vs BMW battle

Watch 1,450 Horses Get Unleashed On A Drag Strip In This Epic Mercedes vs BMW battle

A 750-horsepower tuned AMG C 63 goes up against a tuned 700-horsepower BMW M3 for some ego boost

Mercedes came up with an AMG C63 Black Series almost a decade back. The team at Carwow brought it to the drag strip to take on an F80 BMW M3. Both these vehicles, however, are tuned and make 1,450 horses combined. While the BMW features a pair of hybrid turbos, the Mercedes features a supercharged under the hood. They go up against each other in a series of rolling and drag races. Which tuned car do you think will win the showdown?

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Watch a Toyota Yaris GR and A BMW M3 Square Off In A Strange Drag Race

Watch a Toyota Yaris GR and A BMW M3 Square Off In A Strange Drag Race

The Toyota Yaris Can Make this old E46 BMW M3 Feel its age

Have you ever wondered which car would win between an old BMW M3 and a new generation Toyota Yaris? Well, CarWow answers that question for you. The British Youtube Giant is famous for putting together some unusual drag races. They even did one with tipper lorries, believe it or not.

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BMW M3 Competition MH3 600 by Manhart

BMW M3 Competition MH3 600 by Manhart

This Manhart BMW M3 looks sweet, features a new exhaust system, suspension setup, and a power boost

Just like ABT Sportsline is to Audi, Manhart is to BMW. The German aftermarket company is known to customize Bimmers quite tastefully. They look quite different from the stock models, but nothing too extravagant. Their latest build is a testimony to that. Manhart has come up with its own version of the 2021 BMW M3 Competition called the MH3 600. The car comes with a black-and-gold combination on the outside that looks swell. But, it’s not just this. It also makes over 100 horses more and features a different suspension setup and exhaust system.

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Do You Think A BMW E46 M3 Can Beat The Toyota GR Yaris On A Drag Strip?

Do You Think A BMW E46 M3 Can Beat The Toyota GR Yaris On A Drag Strip?

It’s a yesteryear straight-six BMW M3 versus a turbocharged, race-spec hot hatch, the GR Yaris

The BMW E46 M3 is fast, but can it beat the hot GR Yaris in straight-line races? The folks are Carwow brought these two together on a race track for an off-beat series of races. The GR Yaris comes from Toyota’s performance arm, whereas the E46 M3 belongs to a class that is arguably the best generation – or at least right on top there – that BMW has ever produced. Who do you have your bets on?

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Can An Old Tuned BMW M3 Beat The New M3?

Can An Old Tuned BMW M3 Beat The New M3?

The new M3 features a new gearbox and newer tech, but the old M3 makes 190 horses more

The new BMW M3 was the talk of the town for the longest time for its face. The company didn’t change it despite the outcry, but I guess it is time to move on. That aside, the car is still a great handler. The switch to the torque converter from a dual-clutch has also drawn polarizing opinions, but overall the new M3 is a delight on the tarmac.

The folks at Carwow pit the new M3 Competition against the old BMW M3 for a series of races and tests. But, the catch here is that the old M3 isn’t in its factory tune. The car comes with a power bump and makes 700 horses as opposed to the new M3’s 510. Will this play a big role in the result?

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This Video Review of the 2003 BMW E46 M3 Will Take You Back to Simpler and Better Times

This Video Review of the 2003 BMW E46 M3 Will Take You Back to Simpler and Better Times

The E46 M3 is a banner car for that time in recent history when the past really shook hands with the future

The go-fast version of the E46-generation 3 Series is seen as some sort of a last hurrah since it stands as the final M3 to be powered by a naturally aspirated inline-six engine. With turbocharging being the norm nowadays, an N/A M3 may never return and, as such, we look back fondly to the E46 M3, the first properly fast M3.

Or do we? Many criticized BMW for fitting this M3 with the SMG-II semi-automatic transmission that was lackluster at low revs and oftentimes sluggish when compared to the manual six-speed transmission. Then there was also the crowd that bought M3s that blended in well with the rest of Bimmer owners that give the Munich-based company a bad rep because of the way they behave in traffic. RCR dives in to give its opinion on whether the E46 M3 was a hero or a villain.

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Care to Know How the Drift Analyzer in the new BMW M3 and M4 Works?

Care to Know How the Drift Analyzer in the new BMW M3 and M4 Works?

BMW may have come up with the coolest feature ever. Here’s how it works

BMW has taken some very controversial decisions in recent times, but the one we are talking about today will definitely be liked by BMW enthusiasts. The latest M3 and M4 models come with a drift mode. Having at least 480 horsepower, the BMW M3 and M4 are certainly capable of kicking the back end out, which is why the good people of BMW have given us the M Drift Analyzer. The YouTube channel “BMWBLOG” gives us a demonstration of this function.

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The BMW M3 Competition Is Lighter Than Claimed Because Politics

The BMW M3 Competition Is Lighter Than Claimed Because Politics

Apparently, EU regulations want you to account for driver’s weight also

If someone tells you that a particular performance car’s weight figures are rigged, you would assume the company has listed it to be lighter than what it actually weighs. I mean, wouldn’t a lighter car hold more advantage over a heavier car? But as it turns out, that’s not the case with the Euro-spec BMW M3 Competition. The folks at MotorTrend weighed the car and found out that the BMW M3 Competition is actually 150 pounds lighter than what the company claims. Why, you ask? Because of EU regulations! Yeah, we were as confused as you at first.

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BMW's xDrive AWD System Makes the M3 and M4 Competition Faster Than You'd Expect

BMW’s xDrive AWD System Makes the M3 and M4 Competition Faster Than You’d Expect

It was really just a matter of time before the M3/M4 twins got all-wheel-drive systems

BMW just announced that as of this summer, the M3 and M4 can be configured with M xDrive, a souped-up version of the company’s hugely popular xDrive setup. With it comes more grip and more control in tight corners, but also a bump in performance.

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The Next-Gen BMW M3 Will Probably Be Electric

The Next-Gen BMW M3 Will Probably Be Electric

A lot can change in six years, and that will probably make an electric M3 easily possible

The current BMW M3 (and M4, for that matter) are so new that the welds on the have yet to cool, so why would I even consider talking about the next-gen model already? Because time tends to fly, and the next-gen M3 will actually be here before we know it. Add to this the fact that automotive technology is advancing incredibly fast, and it’s hard not to think about how different the next-gen M3 might actually be. Will BMW follow the hybridization route or will it go one step further and make the BMW M3 (And M4) full-on electric vehicles? I’m going to go out on a limb and say it’ll be the latter, and my reasoning behind this is rooted deeply in logic.

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Artist Creates the Mythical BMW M4 Shooting Brake and the M4 Gran Turismo With Perfection

Artist Creates the Mythical BMW M4 Shooting Brake and the M4 Gran Turismo With Perfection

These two pipe dream models exist only in our imaginations

BMW has no plans to build shooting brake and Gran Turismo versions of the M4, but that hasn’t stopped digital artist Sugar Design from imagining what they could look like if the German automaker put them to production. Designed with the familiar styling of a coupé with extended hatchback proportions, the M4 Shooting Brake looks like a car that BMW should build. The M4 Gran Turismo, however, looks like what you’d expect to see from the M3 Gran Turismo if that model ends up becoming a real thing.

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There's Actually a Good Reason BMW Doesn't Offer a DCT in the M3 and M4

There’s Actually a Good Reason BMW Doesn’t Offer a DCT in the M3 and M4

Torque converters are old-school, but it’s exactly what the M3 and M4 needed

BMW has decided to use the ZF eight-speed torque-converter automatic instead of the DCT unit we are used to seeing on the previous generation M-cars. In this video, Karsten – the man in charge of M GmbH transmission design – explains the reasoning behind why a modern performance car like the BMW M3 or M4 would flourish with old-school transmission technology.

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Here's How The Traction Control In the 2021 BMW M3 and M4 Works

Here’s How The Traction Control In the 2021 BMW M3 and M4 Works

The M brothers come with a lot of fancy features, yet traction control is often overlooked

From the M Drift Analyzer to the two brake settings and the second M mode further split into Road, Sport, and Track, the new BMW M3 and M4 are brimming with geeky tech meant to boost one thing and one thing only: the driver’s pleasure. At the same time, the traction control system developed by BMW M is a brand new concept that comes to improve on the old one used in the previous M3 and M4.

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The BMW M3 and M4's Drift Analyzer Is The Coolest Useless Feature We've Ever Seen

The BMW M3 and M4’s Drift Analyzer Is The Coolest Useless Feature We’ve Ever Seen

How many drivers are going to actually use it?

The M3 and M4 twins bear a lot of significance for BMW so the new-generations sports cars got the utmost attention from Munich’s engineers. You can also say they got a little too much of that from BMW’s designers, but enough with the banter.

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You Should Probably Hear What Chris Harris Has to Say About the BMW M3

You Should Probably Hear What Chris Harris Has to Say About the BMW M3

Chris Harris addresses the aesthetics of the M3 and he has a lot to say about them

BMW’s new design language has raised more than a few eyebrows in recent times. The G20 generation of the BMW M3 has taken a lot of flak because of its looks, and because it’s the brand’s best-selling performance car.

Needless to say, many of the more traditional BMW fans see the new design of the M3 as a botched plastic surgery, mostly with regards to the front fascia. We are not going to get into details about the front grille design, as this is a subject as hackneyed as the death of the Dodge supercharged V-8 engines or the fact that the Corvette is now a mid-engine Ferrari-looking thing. But let’s get back to the new BMW M3 because the grille is just part of the issue.

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1990 BMW E30 M3 Sport Evolution - A Homologation Miracle

1990 BMW E30 M3 Sport Evolution - A Homologation Miracle

When special got even more special

BMW unveiled the E30 M3 in 1985, at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The E30 M3 was the first-ever M3 and it immediately evolved into one of the most loved BMWs ever made. This is the story of an incredibly special version of the E30 M3, namely the Sport Evolution.

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These Renderings Make the BMW M3 Touring Look Pretty Appealing

These Renderings Make the BMW M3 Touring Look Pretty Appealing

BMW itself could not have drawn these any better

It was not that long ago when a brief press blurb from BMW announced the arrival of the BMW M3 Touring. With the said blurb came a darkened picture of the wagon M3’s derriere, which didn’t exactly say much related to what the more practical M3 would look like.

Thankfully, the internet is oozing with skilled pixel manipulators eager to fill in the gap left by the automaker.

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2021 BMW M3 and M4 by Manhart

2021 BMW M3 and M4 by Manhart

The Manhart-tuned M3 and M4 will come with an additional 100 horses along with other cosmetic and mechanical upgrades

The new BMW M3 and M4 have just started arriving at the dealerships, but Manhart Performance is already developing its own versions of these beauties. The M3 and the M4 are under scrutiny for their kidney grilles, but there’s no denying that they’re an improvement in every aspect otherwise.

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Can A Tuned, 490-HP BMW M240i Take On the Porsche 911CS and BMW M3?

Can A Tuned, 490-HP BMW M240i Take On the Porsche 911CS and BMW M3?

BMW M240i proves that looks aren’t everything in a drag race

Sometimes, the best drag races are those that have some form of handicap. Take this race hosted by YouTube channel Track Day, for example. It’s a three-car throw down involving an F80-generation BMW M3 Competition, a 992-generation Porsche 911 Carrera S, and a BMW M240i. The latter is the obvious underdog in this race, but this isn’t your stock M240i that comes into the race with significant modifications, none more important than an engine upgrade that helps the turbocharged inline-six-cylinder engine produce more output than both the M3 Competition and the 911 Carrera S. The scales tip differently now, do they? Does the modified M240i have what it takes to beat the M3 Competition and the 911 Carrera S? Let’s find out.

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Tesla Model S vs. A 620HP BMW 3 Series E46 - Can Electricity Prove Superior?

Tesla Model S vs. A 620HP BMW 3 Series E46 - Can Electricity Prove Superior?

Godzilla vs Mothra - American Style

Since Electric vehicles stormed the car market, many fans of the internal combustion engine have been challenging what is expected to eventually become the mainstream propulsion for future vehicles. Another rivalry between electricity and coal fuel comes courtesy of the official YouTube channel of the Hoonigans, where things are all about…well, hooning.

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We Bet You Didn't Realize How Much Effort BMW Made to Make the M3 and M4 Sound Amazing

We Bet You Didn’t Realize How Much Effort BMW Made to Make the M3 and M4 Sound Amazing

Actually, there are quite a lot of things to get right

While BMW isn’t even thinking about dropping its current design approach (ahem, the bucktooth grille) on some of its sports car, Munich has been hard at work promoting the new M3/M4 via a mini-series of videos that focus on the performance sedan’s and coupe’s features.

This time around, we’re getting schooled on how and why the new M3 and M4 sound the way they do.

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If You Don't Like BMW's Bucktooth Grille, That's Okay - You Weren't Going to Buy One Anyway

If You Don’t Like BMW’s Bucktooth Grille, That’s Okay - You Weren’t Going to Buy One Anyway

BMW explains why the big grille on the M3 and M4 is not for everyone

The latest BMW M3 and M4 are the most dynamic and powerful of their kind, but they also stand out due to their polarizing exterior designs. The huge kidney grille is the main culprit. While some BMW enthusiasts find it daring, others think that the German company ruined them. Some would rather have Chris Bangle back on the design team!

BMW is well aware that many do not like the new grille, but it doesn’t have a problem with all the criticism it’s getting on social media. Design boss Domagoi Dukec explains that the oversized kidney grille was created for customers that want to stand out. In short, if you don’t like, you weren’t among BMW’s targeted customers anyway.

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2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Performance Rundown: How Does It Compare to BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63

2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Performance Rundown: How Does It Compare to BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63

Is the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing powerful and fast enough?

Cadillac is back in the performance game with the CT4-V Blackwing. A spiritual successor to the ATS-V, discontinued in 2019, the Blackwing marks Cadillac’s return to the high-performance compact segment. Main entries in this market include the BMW M3, Mercedes-AMG C63, and Audi RS4. The latter is not available in the U.S., so the Blackwing will face competition from BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Is Cadillac’s hot sedan for it? Is it powerful and quick enough to give its German competition a run for its money? Let’s find out.

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There's More to BMW's New Kidney Grille Than Meets the Eye

There’s More to BMW’s New Kidney Grille Than Meets the Eye

BMW explains that perception isn’t always reality

By now, a lot of you have your opinions of BMW’s new — and very controversial — kidney grille. Seen in models like the M3 and M4, the front kidney grille is, for better or worse, a visual conversation starter. But as much as it captures our attention, very little has been said about the functions of the kidney grille and, more importantly, what you can find behind the new nose.

See, there’s more to the kidney grille than meets the eyes, and thanks to Bimmer’s new “M3 and M4 - Explained” web series, we get a peek behind the curtain, or, in this case, a peek behind the two kidney grilles.

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Throwback: BMW's Holiday Video Features Rarely Seen M3 E30 Pickup

Throwback: BMW’s Holiday Video Features Rarely Seen M3 E30 Pickup

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

With Christmas literally being a few days away, automakers have started rolling out their holiday greetings for the masses. BMW’s M Division is the latest to do so with a holiday-themed ad that features a vehicle that was never sold to the public. We’ve seen it a handful of times over the years, but this is probably the first time Bimmer is using the pickup version of the BMW M3 E30 for any of its promotional videos. Consider it a treat then that BMW is doing it for the holidays. Merry Christmas, indeed!

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Car for Sale: 1988 BMW E30 M3

Car for Sale: 1988 BMW E30 M3

One of the best driver’s cars of all time has come up on sale at Bring-a-Trailer

BMW M3 needs no introduction. The new model with the kidney grille has faced a lot of flak, but that’s because the yesteryear models had set the bar so high. One such M3 from the 1980s has arrived at the Bring-a-Trailer auctions and it looks absolutely droolworthy. This ’88 belongs to the first-gen of the M3s ever produced by BMW. This particular example comes with a four-cylinder engine, a manual gearbox, and has over 80,000 miles on the odo.

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2021 BMW M3 Touring

2021 BMW M3 Touring

BMW has finally taken the plunge to come up with a performance-oriented wagon

Although wagons aren’t selling well in the States, the same can’t be said for the European markets. Jaguar made a bold move and introduced the XF Sportbrake Stateside in 2017, but took it off the market recently due to poor sales. However, the European markets are gearing up for an exciting offering from the only German automaker who didn’t have a performance wagon in its lineup until now.

We’re talking about BMW and the upcoming M3 Touring. The company confirmed that the wagon will arrive by 2022. It was also recently spotted testing near Nurburgring. Do Audi and Mercedes have anything to worry about?

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Here's the BMW M3 and M4 Redesigned Yet Again - Maybe BMW Should Listen

Here’s the BMW M3 and M4 Redesigned Yet Again - Maybe BMW Should Listen

Chip Foose redesigns the BMW M4 grille, but does it look better?

The latest BMW M3 and M4 sports compacts are the most powerful of their kind, but they’re also highly controversial due to a single design feature: the kidney grille. Not just wider than before, the grille also extends all the way to the bottom of the front fascia. This design cue alone makes the M3 and M4 looks significantly different than their predecessor, despite the rest of the car many of the old features. American car design Chip Foose also thinks that the M3 and M4 look a bit strange, so he did his own version of BMW’s new kidney grille.

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Three-Way BMW M Race Will Leave you Longing for the Past

Three-Way BMW M Race Will Leave you Longing for the Past

The BMW M3 E46 and the BMW M3 E36 take on the new BMW M2 Competition

The BMW M3 E46 is considered one of the greatest driving machines of all time, and its predecessor, the BMW M3 E36, wasn’t that far behind. The two M3s from yesteryear are largely responsible for turning BMW’s M division into a household name. That legacy lives to this day now that the all-new M3 G80 has arrived.

But this isn’t about the M3 G80 or its roots to both the E36 and E46. This is about the two M3 legends taking on a different M car: the equally all-new BMW M2 Competition.

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2021 BMW M3

2021 BMW M3

The 2021 BMW M3 comes with extra power, AWD, and more Bimmerness than ever before

The 2021 BMW M3 (G80) is the sixth-generation of the company’s high-performance compact sedan. Based on the seventh-generation 3 Series (G20), it debuts many firsts for the nameplate. Design-wise, 2021 M3 stands out thanks to its massive kidney grille, a feature it shares only with the M4 as of 2020. It’s also the first M3 model available in two versions: there’s a base M3 with 473 horsepower and a beefed-up M3 Competition model with 503 horsepower. The two-model lineup is an answer to the Mercedes-AMG C 63, available in standard and S guises. The 2021 M3 is also the first of its kind to feature an all-wheel-drive system. It’s available as an option for the M3 Competition trim. Unlike its competitors, the 2021 M3 retains a manual transmission, offered as standard on the base model. Let’s find out more about all of the above in the review below.

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New Spy Shots Hint That BMW Is Still Trying to Fine-Tune the 2021 M3

New Spy Shots Hint That BMW Is Still Trying to Fine-Tune the 2021 M3

We spotted a couple of brand-new BMW M3s on the go

BMW just unveiled the M3 and M4 performance compacts, and we already know everything about them. We’ve seen the updated exterior design with the massive kidney grille and how much power comes from the revised inline-six engine. So why should we care that an M3 was spotted testing on public roads with no camo on the body? Well, these are the first shots of the performance sedan in real life: no studio shots, no editing, no digital glitz or glamour. Until the M3 rolls off the assembly line and hits public roads, this is our best look at the four-door sedan in the wild.

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M Performance Parts for the BMW M3 and BMW M4 Take Extreme Even Further

M Performance Parts for the BMW M3 and BMW M4 Take Extreme Even Further

If stock isn’t your thing and you don’t trust tuners, M Performance could be the best compromise

The M3 and M4 cats are out of the bag. Both of them get a twin-turbo inline-six first introduced by the X3 and X4 M crossovers and both can deliver up to 503 horsepower in Competition trim. Standard stuff aside, BMW is letting customers spice up its polarizing coupe and sedan with a long list of M Performance bits and bobs.

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The 2021 BMW M3 and M4 Prove That More Power Doesn't Mean More Speed

The 2021 BMW M3 and M4 Prove That More Power Doesn’t Mean More Speed

The new M3 and M4 brothers aren’t too different from their predecessors performance-wise, but will make a difference in other areas

The much-awaited 2021 BMW M3 and 2021 BMW M4 are out of the bag and aimed directly at the Mercedes-AMG C63 sedan and coupe. Affalterbach’s heavy hitters offer ridiculous levels of performance thanks to a beautifully engineered V-8, but the Bavarians look ready to hit back with a souped-up inline-six mill, just like the previous generation, only with more more yet similar performance.

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The BMW M3 And M4 Can Finally Be Optioned With AWD

The BMW M3 And M4 Can Finally Be Optioned With AWD

Following the footsteps of the BMW M5, the 2021 M3 and 2021 M4 get a smart all-wheel drive setup for the first time ever

All-wheel drive has come a long way since its inception. In fact, it evolved to such an extent that it has become synonymous with performance, be it delivered by a supercar, sports car, or hypercar. BMW’s own stable is a good place to observe how AWD is trickling down Munich’s performance lineup. After the current M5, the new M3 and M4 also get the M xDrive treatment.

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2021 BMW M3 Competition

2021 BMW M3 Competition

The 2021 BMW M3 Competition is the most powerful M3 ever built!

The 2021 BMW M3 Competition is a higher-performance version of the sixth-generation M3. Essentially a more powerful M3 with extra features inside and out, the 2021 M3 Competition is the range-topping model of the G80-generation sedan. An evolutionary design of the previous model, the 2021 M3 Competition stands out through a bigger-than-ever kidney grille and a twin-turbo inline-six engine rated at 503 horsepower. This rating makes the 2021 M3 Competition the most powerful M3 ever built.

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The 2021 BMW M3 Debuts With Massive Kidney Grille, Up To 503 Horsepower, And AWD

The 2021 BMW M3 Debuts With Massive Kidney Grille, Up To 503 Horsepower, And AWD

2021 BMW M3 blows past the 500-horsepower mark, introduces AWD for the first time

After months of teasers and speculation, BMW finally unveiled the new-generation M3, confirming what we already knew from the spy shots: the high-performance model features a pair of oversized kidney grilles in the front, a big departure from the standard 3 Series it is based on. The 2021 BMW M3 is also the first of its kind to be offered in two power versions: a base M3 and a more powerful M3 Competition model. Also a premiere for the nameplate, the 2021 BMW M3 is available with an xDrive all-wheel-drive system.

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If You Really Want a BMW M3 Touring, Sign This Change.org Petition

If You Really Want a BMW M3 Touring, Sign This Change.org Petition

BMW isn’t bringing the M3 Touring to the U.S., but some enthusiasts are trying to convince the Germans

BMW recently confirmed that it’s developing a wagon version of the M3. It will arrive in 2021 and it will be the first Touring version of the nameplate. It will be just as powerful as the sedan and likely nearly as quick.

However, the M3 Touring won’t be sold in the United States, where wagons are slow sellers and almost all major companies drop them from the lineup. But some enthusiasts aren’t willing to give up just yet and started a petition on Change.org, hoping that BMW will change its mind.

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This BMW M3 Model Car Restoration is Oddly Mesmerizing

This BMW M3 Model Car Restoration is Oddly Mesmerizing

In case you didn’t know, restoring diecast cars is a thing

It’s quite often that we hear about a restoration project that unearths the lost soul of a sports car or a very, very rare automobile. Heck, some people even add their own wacky twist when restoring a car, but what happens when you stumble upon an old, rusted, dirt-covered diecast car?

The answer is pretty straightforward: you bring it back to its former glory through a process that, for some reason, is highly satisfying to watch.

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2021 BMW M3 Touring - Everything We Know

2021 BMW M3 Touring - Everything We Know

BMW is finally responding to the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Wagon and Audi RS4 Avant taunts

Munich decided to offer a high-performance wagon based on the 3 Series and the BMW M division got involved immediately. After years of hopes, prayers, and fervent wishes, BMW is finally offering an M3 Touring (read: wagon). This is everything we know about it.

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BMW is Finally Building an M3 Wagon, So Here's a Look at the Company's Previous Hot Grocery Getters

BMW is Finally Building an M3 Wagon, So Here’s a Look at the Company’s Previous Hot Grocery Getters

BMW build only two M wagons in the past, but developed a couple of prototypes as well

BMW recently confirmed that it’s working on a wagon version of the M3. And that’s big news because BMW never offered an M3 Touring model since the nameplate was introduced back in the 1980s. The German company did sell station wagon versions of the M5, but these were restricted to a couple of generations and sold for a very short time. Here’s the shortlist of the only high-performance wagons that BMW has built in recent decades.

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Here's the upcoming BMW M3 Touring before you're supposed to see it

Here’s the upcoming BMW M3 Touring before you’re supposed to see it

The M3 Touring is still two years away, but here’s an accurate rendering

BMW just confirmed that it will produce a wagon version of the hot M3 and released a teaser of the vehicle’s rear end. The beefed-up wagon won’t hit showrooms until 2022, but it will most likely borrow the front section from the M3 sedan, a car that will break cover in September. Thanks to this new rendering, we don’t have to wait until then to see how the M3 Touring will look like.

source: https://www.motor1.com/news/438995/bmw-m3-touring-fan-rendering/

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BMW Is Actually Making an M3 Touring Wagon, But Is It Coming to the U.S.?

BMW Is Actually Making an M3 Touring Wagon, But Is It Coming to the U.S.?

BMW Announces and Teases First Ever M3 Wagon

The iconic BMW M3 has been making enthusiasts happy since 1986, but despite the nameplate’s 34-year-long presence on the market, the German automaker did not produce a wagon version. This decision is rather strange given that both Mercedes-Benz and Audi offered AMG and RS variants of their compact wagons, but BMW finally came to its senses in 2020. The Bavarian carmaker just confirmed that it is testing the first-ever M3 Touring and that a production version will arrive sometime in 2022.

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For Less Than $5,000, You Can Convert Your E46 BMW M3 CSL to a Real Manual Transmission

For Less Than $5,000, You Can Convert Your E46 BMW M3 CSL to a Real Manual Transmission

This manual transmission conversion for the E46 M3 CSL is reasonable and fully reversable

When BMW launched the E46 M3 CSL it wasn’t offered with a full-fledged manual transmission. Instead, it had a rather clunky SMG gearbox that was, arguably, the most significant weakness of the car. Well, there’s something a lot of people don’t realize about that SMG gearbox – it was actually a “robotized” manual transmission, and that opens the door to a pretty awesome conversion. That’s where Everything M3s comes into play, and for a little more than $4,500 (£3,500), they’ll make that SMG a true-to-life manual transmission with a shifter and three pedals.

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That Super Clean, 8K-Mile 1988 BMW M3 Just Sold for a Ridiculous Amount of Money

That Super Clean, 8K-Mile 1988 BMW M3 Just Sold for a Ridiculous Amount of Money

Would you pay $250,000 for a 32-year-old car?

A few days ago we reported about a pristine 1988 BMW M3 being auctioned off by Bring a Trailer. With just 8,000 miles on the odometer, the almost new M3 had a $120,000 bid and seemed to be on its way to setting a new record for the E30-generation model. Five days later, the classic sports coupe found anew owner for a whopping $250,000.

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Car For Sale: Extremely Clean, 8k-Mile 1988 BMW M3

Car For Sale: Extremely Clean, 8k-Mile 1988 BMW M3

This is the finest BMW M3 E30 you can buy in the U.S.

When it comes to M-badged cars, none is more iconic than the first-generation M3. Produced from March 1986 until June 1991, the E30-generation M3 took BMW cars into a new era and established the German manufacturer as a key player in the performance compact market. The generations that followed saw the M3 become increasingly faster and more powerful, but the E30 M3 remains the most desirable version of the coupe. Buying one now isn’t particularly complicated, but finding a low-mileage model is the stuff of dreams. If you’ve been looking for one, it’s your lucky day: Bring a Trailer has a mint-condition 1988 model with just 8,000 miles on the odometer for sale.

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BMW Resorts to Tesla-Style Trolling With Latest BMW M3 and M4 Teaser Image

BMW Resorts to Tesla-Style Trolling With Latest BMW M3 and M4 Teaser Image

German automaker was quick on its wit with this teaser image

BMW has released a teaser image of the future M3 and M4, giving us our first slightly decent look at the two high-powered sedans. The image shows the front-end of the all-new M4 (G82) alongside the rear section of the just-as-all-new M3 (G80).

The German automaker dropped some cheekiness in the image, hiding two well-placed Easter eggs for all those who attempt to get a clearer picture of the two models’ exterior designs. So in case any of you try to outwit BMW, the automaker’s marketing and PR departments have a surprise or two waiting for you.

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BMW Is Outgunning Mercedes and Audi With the new BMW M3 and M4

BMW Is Outgunning Mercedes and Audi With the new BMW M3 and M4

The BMW M3 and M4 Will Have Up to 510 Horsepower, and You can Have a Manual Transmission too!

BMW has finally confirmed that, as expected, the upcoming 2021 BMW M3 and M4 will be offered in standard M trim and Competition trim. What’s more important, however, is the impressive improvement that comes with the new generation, including an output increase of 66 horsepower over the current M3 and M4 Competition. With the 2021 M3 and M4 Competition pumping out 510 horsepower, can they hold their own against the Mercedes-AMG C63 S and the Audi RS5? You bet your ass they can.

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Drag Race: Old BMW M3 and Mercedes C63 AMG Meet New M4 and AMG C63

Drag Race: Old BMW M3 and Mercedes C63 AMG Meet New M4 and AMG C63

We don’t even care who wins, really

Carwow’s back at drag racing cars with another special episode. This time, Mat Watson takes the current BMW M4 and Mercedes-AMG C63 and pits them against the BMW E90 M3 and Mercedes-Benz W204 C63 AMG. As a bonus, the Lexus RC F Track Edition joins this German-only affair. Here’s how it all went down.

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Top 10 Fastest Used Cars Under $20K

Top 10 Fastest Used Cars Under $20K

These performance cars are cheap, fast, and have all had previous owners

With the prices of cars increasing, a $20,000 used sports car has become harder to obtain these days. Not too long ago, you could afford a decent runner for $20,000 and still have enough change to buy a few cosmetic kits. But that’s no longer the case today, or at least, not for the most part. Look hard enough, though, and you can still score some good deals on used sports cars for $20,000 or less. These cars aren’t world-beaters by any stretch of the imagination, but they should still have enough juice to get the adrenaline flowing. They’re out there in the world. All you need to do is look for them.

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2021 BMW M3/M4: All You Need to Know

2021 BMW M3/M4: All You Need to Know

Best believe that the new M3 and its coupé sibling the M4 are coming. Here’s what we know about them

BMW confirmed that the next-generation G80 M3 and G82 M4 will see daylight in 2020, but hasn’t offered an exact launch date. Some say it could happen at the Geneva Motor Show, while some say a mid-2020 debut is also quite likely, but then it should entail a private, BMW-centric event of sorts. Or maybe the Goodwood Festival of Speed, then? Either way, sales will kick off in early 2021.

As usual, there’s a lot of stuff we don’t know about the incoming BMW M3/M4 duo, such as price, the said launch date, and, most importantly, performance figures. So we focused on what we know about the new M3 and M4 and what we expect BMW to offer for the two.

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2020 BMW X3 M Competition by AC Schnitzer

2020 BMW X3 M Competition by AC Schnitzer

German tuner jolts Bimmer’s performance crossover to life

AC Schnitzer knows its way around BMW models. That knowledge comes in handy when we’re talking about a comprehensive aftermarket program for one of Bimmer’s resident performance crossovers, the X3 M.

You’re probably thinking the same thing. The X3 M already has 510 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. It doesn’t need more power than what it already has, right? Well, don’t tell that to AC Schnitzer. The German tuner isn’t interested in what’s already there; it’s in the business of imagining what it could become and bringing that scenario to life. The product of all that is this extensive tuning program that not only adds a slew of aerodynamic improvements to the X3 M, but, more importantly, also adds more power to what is already a powerful performance workhorse.

AC Schnitzer hasn’t announced pricing details for the X3 M Competition program, but rest assured, expect to pay somewhere in the vicinity of $20,000 to $30,000 for the program alone.

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A Short Film Starring an E30-Gen BMW M3 Reminds Us How Therapeutic Driving Can Be

A Short Film Starring an E30-Gen BMW M3 Reminds Us How Therapeutic Driving Can Be

A touching story with one very sexy star dressed in redesigned

The E30 BMW M3 is one of the most memorable and iconic cars to every come out of BMW’s stable. It was one of those times when an automaker managed to get everything right from design, to performance, luxury, and everything in between. The E30 M3 was, without a doubt, an absolute blast to drive to the point that’s it practically therapeutic. And, that’s where this short film, titled “The Interview” comes into play.

I don’t want to and spoil it for you, as you simply must watch it from start to finish. But, the base line of the story is that the main human character is faced with a serious dilema. He’s heading to yet another job interview, only to leave in disappointment. Right around the same time, his girlfriend pushes the issue that the struggle is so bad that he just might have to sell that wonderful M3 if he doesn’t get the job.

Needless to say, the main character and the E30 have a close bond and, despite his next interview not going well, our protagonist takes off for a drive. The ending is pure bliss, but you’ll have to watch it to see what happens. The point is that this short film will remind you how a good, long drive in the right car can be one of the most amazing stress relievers on the planet. Go ahead and watch the short film below – you’ll be glad that you did!

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The Future of the BMW M3, M4, M5 and 1 Series Have Been Called Into Question

The Future of the BMW M3, M4, M5 and 1 Series Have Been Called Into Question

There are certain things BMW M won’t do – this is the list

M brand wouldn’t be so special. Likewise, BMW M can’t do the same thing to every single car, or it can have negative effects on the lineup as well, in one way or another. That is why there won’t be a BMW M1 beyond the M135i or a manual M5.

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