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2018 BMW M3 CS Sedan RWD
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2018 BMW M3
CS Sedan RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$102,033
2020 Audi R8
quattro V10 Coupe AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$187,167

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...

2020 Audi R8
quattro V10 Coupe AWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

The Audi R8 debuted in 2005, presenting buyers with a German alternative to the Porsche 911. The biggest changes came with the second-generation redesign in 2015. For 2020, the model g...

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

2018 BMW M3
CS Sedan RWD
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
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 Shelby GT350 Coupe worse.
"Of course being a four-door sedan the M3’s rear seats are much more accessible and usable."
Family Car Ranked 2018 Ford Shelby GT350 Coupe worse.
"Of course being a four-door sedan the M3’s rear seats are much more accessible and usable."
5
writes:
Handling Ranked 2018 Nissan GT-R Premium AWD worse.
"Designed for curvy road and not a straight line like the GT-R"
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Nissan GT-R Premium AWD worse.
"Has more aggressive styling at a more affordable price point. Great Daily Driver!!!"
2020 Audi R8
quattro V10 Coupe AWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2018 BMW M3
CS Sedan RWD
2020 Audi R8
quattro V10 Coupe AWD
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch 7-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain
RWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
13 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
22 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.8 gal 21.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
454 hp @ 6,250 RPM
562 hp @ 7,800 RPM
Torque
442 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
406 lb-ft @ 6,500 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
10 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.2:1
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Displacement
3,000 cc
5,200 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.31 in x 3.53 in
3.33 in x 3.65 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 2 seats
Front Legroom 42 in 40.5 in
Back Legroom 35.1 in --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12 cu ft 8 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 551 lbs
Exterior
Length 184.5 in 174.3 in
Width 80.2 in 80.2 in
Height 56.1 in 48.8 in
Wheelbase 110.7 in 104.4 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
2020 Audi R8
quattro V10 Coupe AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Ara Blue Crystal Effect
  • Daytona Gray Pearl Effect
  • Florett Silver Metallic
  • Ibis White
  • KEMORA Gray Metallic
  • Mythos Black Metallic
  • Suzuka Gray Metallic
  • Tango Red Metallic
  • Vegas Yellow

Option Packages

  • Contrast Stitching
  • Full Leather Package
  • 20" Wheel Package
  • Audi Guard All-Weather Floor Mats
  • Carbon Exterior Package
  • Carbon Interior Package
  • Ceramic Brake Package
  • Diamond Stitch Full Leather Package
  • Led Headlights W/Audi Laser Light
  • Red Brake Calipers For Steel Brakes
  • Dynamic Steering - Speed Dependent

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