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2015 BMW M3 Sedan

BMW's all-new M3 Sedan is dynamically nearly identical to its two-door M4 Coupe sibling: a stopwatch reveals that both are sub-four-second cars to 60 miles per hour, a racetrack proves that the mechanical twins are equally as adept on a road course and a full afternoon of driving on public roads demonstrates that each possesses talented everyday adaptability. Yet after driving both BMW models back-to-back over two full days in Portugal, it's clear there are a few noticeable differences, both objective and subjective, that don't require instrument testing to reveal. All it takes is a few... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Twin-Turbo 3.0L I6
Power:
425 HP / 406 LB-FT
Transmission:
7-Speed DCT
Base Price:
$62,925
As-Tested Price:
$89,350
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