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2018 BMW M3 CS Sedan RWD
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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 BMW M3
CS Sedan RWD
MSRP
$98,250
Invoice
$91,875
Average Price Paid
$94,022
162 listings nationwide

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V10 RWS Coupe RWD
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CS Sedan RWD
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V10 RWS Coupe RWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 BMW M3
CS Sedan RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$103,952
3 listings nationwide

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2018 Audi R8
V10 RWS Coupe RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$153,821
9 listings nationwide

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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...

2018 Audi R8
V10 RWS Coupe RWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

Audi introduced the svelte R8 ten years ago in an effort to create a supercar that would perform menacingly on the street and on the track, yet was also capable of being a livable dail...

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 "
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."
writes:
Handling Ranked 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio RWD better.
"Far superior to the M3 and C63"
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio RWD better.
"Sleek styling and unique"
2018 Audi R8
V10 RWS Coupe RWD
writes:
Amazing car! Looks and drives like a dream!

Specs

2018 BMW M3
CS Sedan RWD
2018 Audi R8
V10 RWS Coupe RWD
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch 7-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
--
14 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
--
25 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.8 gal 21.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
454 hp @ 6,250 RPM
532 hp @ 7,800 RPM
Torque
442 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
398 lb-ft @ 6,500 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
10 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.2:1
12.5:1
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 40.9 in
Back Legroom 35.1 in --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12 cu ft 8 cu ft
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 104.3 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
2018 Audi R8
V10 RWS Coupe RWD

Exterior Colors

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

Option Packages

  • Audi Guard All-Weather Floor Mats
  • Carbon Interior Package
  • Premium Package
  • 20" Wheel Package

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