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

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2011 BMW 1M
RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$46,135
11 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...

2011 BMW 1M
RWD

Criticize the 1 Series BMW all you like, but without it we’d never have gotten the 1M. Of course the 1M has its own list of detractors who will scoff at this parts-bin Bimmer—an M in n...

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"
2011 BMW 1M
RWD
25
2011 BMW 1M RWDReview:

Impressed — The 1M is an all around great vehicle. BMW always comes through on handling, luxury, and a great dri...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

30
2011 BMW 1M RWDReview:

Awesome Ride — This car handles like it is on rails with plenty of power at all times. I like it better than the 20...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

5
writes:
Value Ranked 2011 Porsche Cayman Base better.
"none"
Would Buy Ranked 2011 Porsche Cayman Base worse.
"collector vehicle"

Specs

2018 BMW M3
CS Sedan RWD
2011 BMW 1M
RWD
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch 6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
--
19 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
--
26 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.8 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
454 hp @ 6,250 RPM
335 hp @ 5,900 RPM
Torque
442 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
332 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.2:1
10.2:1
Displacement
3,000 cc
3,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.31 in x 3.53 in
3.31 in x 3.53 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 4 seats
Front Legroom 42 in 41.5 in
Back Legroom 35.1 in 32.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12 cu ft 10 cu ft
Exterior
Length 184.5 in 172.4 in
Width 80.2 in 76.1 in
Height 56.1 in 55.9 in
Wheelbase 110.7 in 104.7 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
2011 BMW 1M
RWD

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