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2018 BMW M3 CS Sedan RWD
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2018 BMW M3
CS Sedan RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$74,527
5 listings nationwide

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2019 Audi RS 3
2.5T quattro AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$64,455
6 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...

2019 Audi RS 3
2.5T quattro AWD
Tim O'Sullivan Preview:

The 2019 Audi RS3, a jaunty 4-door that competes with the BMW M2 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45, gets a few updates for 2019. The RS3 comes in just one trim. It’s powered by a turb...

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 "
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!!!"
5
writes:
Power Ranked 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 63 S AMG better.
"Horsepower and torque of V8 Bi-turbo."
Front Seats Ranked 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 63 S AMG better.
"AMG performance seats."
2019 Audi RS 3
2.5T quattro AWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2018 BMW M3
CS Sedan RWD
2019 Audi RS 3
2.5T quattro AWD
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch 7-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain
RWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
19 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
22 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.8 gal 14.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
454 hp @ 6,250 RPM
394 hp @ 5,850 RPM
Torque
442 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
354 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
5 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.2:1
10:1
Displacement
3,000 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.31 in x 3.53 in
3.25 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
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
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 5 seats
Front Legroom 42 in 41.2 in
Back Legroom 35.1 in 35.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12 cu ft 10 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 992 lbs
Exterior
Length 184.5 in 176.3 in
Width 80.2 in 77.2 in
Height 56.1 in 55 in
Wheelbase 110.7 in 103.6 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
2019 Audi RS 3
2.5T quattro AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Ara Blue Crystal Effect
  • Daytona Gray Pearl Effect
  • Glacier White Metallic
  • Mythos Black Metallic
  • Nardo Gray
  • Tango Red Metallic

Option Packages

  • RS Design Selection Interior
  • Audi Sport Carbon Inlays
  • Black Optic Package
  • Carbon Fiber Mirror Caps
  • Driver Assistance Package
  • Dynamic Package
  • Technology Package
  • Winter Wheel & Tire Package

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