BMW M3 vs BMW 3 Series Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 BMW M3
Sedan RWD
MSRP
$66,500
Invoice
$62,345
Average Price Paid
$63,422
458 listings nationwide

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2018 BMW 3 Series
320i Sedan RWD
MSRP
$34,900
Invoice
$32,955
Average Price Paid
$33,267
125 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2018 BMW M3
Sedan RWD
Fair Price
$64,439
Good Price
$61,132
Great Price
$59,241
2018 BMW 3 Series
320i Sedan RWD
Fair Price
$33,852
Good Price
$32,627
Great Price
$31,926

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 BMW M3
Sedan RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$79,495
11 listings nationwide

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2018 BMW 3 Series
320i Sedan RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$37,872
72 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 BMW M3
Sedan RWD
No Expert Reviews
2018 BMW 3 Series
320i Sedan RWD
Megan Hennessey Preview:

Few vehicles define the marriage of performance and luxury like the BMW 3 Series. For decades, it has been an attractive, precise, and upscale small car. The 2018 BMW 3 Series is avail...

2018 BMW M3
Sedan RWD
writes:
Serious Performance for a sedan Can drive a family of more than 3
Power Ranked 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS better.
"Little Lighter/25 more hp to crank "
Handling Ranked 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS 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."
2018 BMW 3 Series
320i Sedan RWD
30
writes:
Car is overhyped and not fun to drive and it looks bad.
Family Car Ranked 2018 Audi A4 better.
"Safety"
Value Ranked 2018 Audi A4 better.
"Power, looks, technology"

Specs

2018 BMW M3
Sedan RWD
2018 BMW 3 Series
320i Sedan RWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
17 MPG
17 MPG
24 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
25 MPG
24 MPG
35 MPG
35 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.8 gal 15.8 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
425 hp @ 5,500 RPM
425 hp @ 5,500 RPM
180 hp @ 5,000 RPM
180 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
406 lb-ft @ 1,850 RPM
406 lb-ft @ 1,850 RPM
200 lb-ft @ 1,250 RPM
200 lb-ft @ 1,250 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.2:1
10.2:1
11:1
11:1
Displacement
3,000 cc
3,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.31 in x 3.53 in
3.31 in x 3.53 in
3.31 in x 3.55 in
3.31 in x 3.55 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
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats 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 --
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42 in 42 in
Back Legroom 35.1 in 35.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12 cu ft 13 cu ft
Exterior
Length 184.5 in 182.8 in
Width 80.2 in 80 in
Height 56.1 in 56.3 in
Wheelbase 110.7 in 110.6 in

Available Options

2018 BMW M3
Sedan RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Alpine White
  • Austin Yellow Metallic
  • Azurite Black Metallic
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Champagne Quartz Metallic
  • Mineral Gray Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Sakhir Orange II Metallic
  • Silverstone Metallic
  • Smoked Topaz Metallic
  • Tanzanite Blue Metallic
  • Yas Marina Blue Metallic

Option Packages

  • Wireless Charging
  • Dark Red Sycamore Wood Trim
  • Piano Finish Black Trim
  • White Ash Grain Wood Trim
  • Competition Package
  • Driving Assistance Package
  • Executive Package
  • M Carbon Ceramic Brake
  • M Driver's Package
  • Power Rear Sunshade
  • Active Blind-Spot Detection
  • Park Distance Control
  • Amaro Brown, Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Extended Merino Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Cohiba Brown, Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Golden Brown, Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Nutmeg, Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Opal White, Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Silverstone, Extended Merino Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Sonoma Beige, Extended Merino Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Black, Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Sakhir Orange/Black, Extended Merino Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Sakhir Orange/Black, Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Silverstone, Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Sonoma Beige, Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Transmission: 7-Speed M-Double Clutch
  • Wheels: 19" X 9" FR & 19" X 10" RR BLK
  • Wheels: 19" X 9" Front/19" X 10" Rear
2018 BMW 3 Series
320i Sedan RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Alpine White
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Jatoba Brown Metallic
  • Jet Black
  • Mediterranean Blue Metallic
  • Melbourne Red Metallic
  • Mineral Gray Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Platinum Silver Metallic
  • Sunset Orange Metallic

Option Packages

  • Navigation System
  • Wireless Charging
  • Burl Walnut Wood Trim with Pearl Gloss Chrome
  • Fineline Anthracite Wood Trim with Pearl Gloss Chrome
  • Brushed Aluminum Trim with High-Gloss Black Accent
  • Convenience Package
  • Premium Package
  • Sport Package
  • Track Handling Package
  • Active Blind-Spot Detection
  • Driving Assistance Package
  • Park Distance Control
  • Black, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Oyster, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Venetian Beige/Black, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Wheels: 18" x 8" Light Alloy Turbine (Style 415)

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