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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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    The List: The List #0414: Buy A Car For European Delivery
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    Let's face it, the dealership experience when buying a new car is not very special. But when you're handing over serious stacks of cash for a car that you've dreamed of owning, the occasion calls for something more than a free car wash before you drive off the lot. That's where something like the European Delivery program offered by BMW comes in. Instead ...

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    Rumormill: Next M3 may be lighter than expected, with lots more torque
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    Few cars stir up the rumormill quite like the next BMW M3. To that end, BMW fan-site BimmerPost was able to track down a source, apparently tied to the development of the next M3 (and M4), who divulged a few juicy bits on power, weight and timing. Horsepower in the F80 M3 and F82 M4 is said to be close to that of the E90/E92, which was rated at 414 hp. ...

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    Video: Today's 'Race Car Driver Freaking Out His Wife On A Track' is BMW's Augusto Farfus
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    Augusto Farfus isn't even 30 years old yet, but he already has a certain commanding precision on many of the world's greatest racetracks, including Germany's famed Nürburgring. In the latest installment of the "Scare Your Wife At The Track" internet video meme, the BMW DTM driver takes his wife, Liri, for a high-speed tour of the Nürburgring in ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #300
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    2014 BMW M3 engine, Paris Motor Show, Lincoln marketing, Jeep Cherokee and Grand Wagoneer, 2013 Range Rover pricing Episode #300 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Zach Bowman and Chris Paukert celebrate this podcast milestone by asking Chris Shunk to return and guest host for us. We talk about the 2014 BMW M3 engine spy shots, ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #300 LIVE!
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    We record Episode #300 of the Autoblog Podcast tonight, and with the milestone episode, we welcome back recently departed and dearly loved host Chris Shunk for a guest slot. You can drop us your questions and comments via our Q&A module below. Subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so, and if you want to take it all in ...

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    Spy Shots: 2014 BMW M3 engine revealed [w/video]
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    We've just received a set of spy photography that, for once, is focused on what is inside the car rather than what is visible on the exterior. That's exciting stuff, as the car in question is the next-generation BMW M3, and the engine in question is the stuff of great import where enthusiast drivers and Bimmerphiles are concerned. The most important fact ...

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    Video: Watch BMW drop a priceless Art Car onto a cliff
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    BMW isn't saying exactly why it put the M3 GT2 Art Car done by Jeff Koons atop Norway's 640-meter-high (2,112 feet) Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock), but it did. There's said to be some connection to Edvald Munch's painting The Scream, but things are a bit fuzzy there (and Koons is American), and does there really need to be a reason anyway? The racing coupe ...

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    Video: BMW M3 Lime Rock Park Edition gets the fast-cut treatment
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    The $71,890 BMW M3 Lime Rock Park Edition has had sounds added to the sight of it with a terribly short promo video. Shot at the Lime Rock track of its inspiration with cameos by Skip Barber and Bill Auberlen of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, it's all quick cuts and a bellowing exhaust. The Fire Orange coupe holds pat on power but gets hi-po parts from ...

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    Video: A case study in how not to drive a BMW M3 on a deserted road
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    Warning: This is not going to end well. What you're about to see is a young man driving a very fast car – an E46 BMW M3, it appears – down a deserted road in the desert. We can't say for certain where it took place, but it looks a lot like Arizona. There are just enough elevation changes to make the road a bit challenging for the ...

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    Spy Shots: Next BMW M3 sheds more camo, runs the 'Ring
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    Hey, look, more spy shots of the 2014 BMW M3! Our shooters caught this one lapping the Nürburgring, but alas, there isn't much more to see here than in our last set. To recap: The next-gen M3 will debut in concept form at next spring's Geneva show. BMW will initially offer it just as a sedan, but additional variants will be headed our way in ...

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    Report: BMW bringing M3 'concept' to Geneva
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    Six months, 26 days. That's the countdown until we get our first live, in-person look at the next iteration of the BMW M3, according to AutoWeek. The F80 M3 will be appear on the BMW stand at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in "lightly veiled concept" form, according to the report, with the production car bowing at the Frankfurt show next fall. The ...

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    Video: Ford pits Focus ST against its rivals... including a BMW M3
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    Just about every car in the industry has a short list of natural rivals. The way we see it, the cars going head-to-head with the 2013 Ford Focus ST are the Mazdaspeed3, Subaru WRX and Volkswagen GTI. Consider: each of these models has a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and is offered in a five-door hatchback shape. One car we wouldn't naturally think of ...

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    Spy Shots: Face of next BMW M3 caught while testing
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    Behold our first clear glimpse at the 2014 BMW M3. Photographers spotted the high performance sedan undergoing hot-weather testing in Death Valley. Engineers peeled back a slab of heavy nose cladding for the first time, revealing the machine's menacing lower valance and headlamps. The design features sizable air intakes down low, and it looks as if a new ...

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    Spy Shots: Here's your first look at the BMW 3 Series coupe, in M4 guise
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    As we all look forward to the F30 2012 BMW 3 Series spawning its forthcoming coupe bodystyle as well as a new M3, today's treat is a bit of both. Our spy shooters caught this car testing in Europe, which is clearly an M version of the 3 Series coupe. The wheels and quad exhaust are a dead giveaway that this is no ordinary 3, and of course, the ...

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    Rally racer Bill Caswell drives EV West's electric BMW M3, loves it!
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    EV West is due to race its awesomely awesome converted BMW M3 in the upcoming Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on August 12. With a bit of unexpected time on its hands – the event was delayed due to the recent Colorado wildfires – the outfit tossed the keys to one Bill Caswell to let him discover what 420 or so electric ponies feels ...

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    Video: Automobile pits classic 190E against original M3, and then buys the winner
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    If you were to compile a list of the greatest sports sedans ever made, what would you put at the very top? Raise your hand if you said the BMW M3. Now, everybody, put your hands down. But what if we told you that BMW's standard-bearer was actually created in response to a four-cylinder-powered Mercedes-Benz produced for competition that the factory ...

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    Official: BMW unveils limited edition Lime Rock Park M3
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    BMW has just announced a new limited-production version of its M3 coupe, the Lime Rock Park Edition. Created in conjunction with Skip Barber, owner of the infamous New England circuit, this M3 features the best of BMW's performance catalog (though no additional power is on tap), making this coupe even more hardcore and better-poised than before. The ...

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    Official: BMW launching M Performance Editions in the UK with three new Frozen matte colors
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    If you're tired of the usual shiny paint job that appears on 99-percent of the cars on the road, a matte finish could be just what the proverbial doctor ordered. But while matte black is the common choice among the anti-gloss set, to our eyes, it can often look like someone simply forgot to apply the primer. That's why many of us around the virtual ...

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    BMW M3 purists, rejoice. According to F30Post.com, BMW's North American boss, Ludwig Willisch, has confirmed that the next-generation M3 will be powered by an inline six-cylinder engine. That's right, the V8 is dead and the rumors of a possible V6 have officially been squashed. To wit, Willisch told F30Post.com that a V6 was under consideration for quite ...

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    Last year, a BMW i8 plug-in hybrid was featured in the Tom Cruise-starring Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. This year, another BMW electric-drive vehicle is looking to make a star performance, and without the editing or tricky camera angles. A 1995 BMW M3 has been retrofitted with a 420-horsepower electric motor and will compete in the "electric" heat ...

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