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2018 BMW M3 CS Sedan RWD
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2018 BMW M3
CS Sedan RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$58,617
167 listings nationwide

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2017 Ariel Atom
3R
CarGurus Instant Market Value
N/A

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 BMW M3
CS Sedan RWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

In the world of German performance cars, the BMW M3 is one of the most prestigious names of all time. The latest version is very different from the original. The latest M3 is a luxuri...

2017 Ariel Atom
3R
No Expert Reviews

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2018 BMW M3
CS Sedan RWD
5
Mariah writes:
The only difference is RWD vs AWD.
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class worse.
"Sporty, Classic and Luxury "
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class worse.
"Executive package including 6-cylinder power, revamped design and perfectly acceptable entry-level luxury car in both everyday driving and performance. "
Adam writes:
Serious Performance for a sedan Can drive a family of more than 3
Power Ranked 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Coupe RWD better.
"Little Lighter/25 more hp to crank "
Handling Ranked 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Coupe RWD better.
"Because it does...it’s a coupe not a sedan "
10
Jcogan writes:
The Shelby hands-down is a better drivers car. Hard to believe I’m saying this but after driving both I could...
Back Seats Ranked 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Fastback RWD worse.
"Of course being a four-door sedan the M3’s rear seats are much more accessible and usable."
Family Car Ranked 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Fastback RWD worse.
"Of course being a four-door sedan the M3’s rear seats are much more accessible and usable."
2017 Ariel Atom
3R
No User Reviews

Specs

2018 BMW M3
CS Sedan RWD
2017 Ariel Atom
3R
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain
RWD
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Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
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Fuel Economy, Highway
22 MPG
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Fuel Tank Volume 15.8 gal --
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
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Power
454 hp @ 6,250 RPM
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Torque
442 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
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Cylinders
6 cylinders
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Compression Ratio
10.2:1
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Displacement
3,000 cc
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Bore x Stroke
3.31 in x 3.53 in
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Safety
ABS Brakes Standard --
Driver Airbag Standard --
Passenger Airbag Standard --
Front Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard --
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard --
Power Windows Standard --
Power Door Locks Standard --
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats --
Front Legroom 42 in --
Back Legroom 35.1 in --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12 cu ft --
Exterior
Length 184.5 in --
Width 80.2 in --
Height 56.1 in --
Wheelbase 110.7 in --

Available Options

2018 BMW M3
CS Sedan RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Alpine White
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Frozen Dark Blue II
  • Lime Rock Grey
  • San Marino Blue Metallic

Option Packages

  • Executive Package
  • M Carbon Ceramic Brake
2017 Ariel Atom
3R

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