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2018 BMW M3
CS Sedan RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$59,563
71 listings nationwide
5 GREAT deals
13 GOOD deals

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2020 BMW M2
Competition RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$64,665
27 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...

2020 BMW M2
Competition RWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

The M2, BMW’s entry-level M car, is more driver-oriented than other Ms given its compact dimensions, emphasis on handling, and available stick shift. For 2020, things get more interest...

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

2018 BMW M3
CS Sedan RWD
Stryatch 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
Jcogan 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 Mustang Shelby GT350 Fastback RWD worse.
"Of course being a four-door sedan the M3’s rear seats are much more accessible and usable."
Family Car Ranked 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Fastback RWD worse.
"Of course being a four-door sedan the M3’s rear seats are much more accessible and usable."
65
darkmann writes:
Great ride. Enough power to take one to fun places. Exceptional handling
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 BMW M3 CS Sedan RWD better.
"The added carbon fiber trim pieces make the car look slightly more special"
Front Seats Ranked 2018 BMW M3 CS Sedan RWD better.
"No difference from regular M3"
2020 BMW M2
Competition RWD
Uncookedmink56 writes:
The M2 Comp provides one of the most well rounded driving experiences of any car on the market, and blows its ...
Handling Ranked 2017 BMW M2 worse.
"The LSD in the M2 Comp is better than that in the regular M2. The suspension also provides better ride quality while still allowing for amazing handling. "
Front Seats Ranked 2017 BMW M2 worse.
"Front seats are unique to the M2 Comp and are offered in 2 cool color ways. The shape, look, and bolstering is better than in the regular M2."
Christopher writes:
Family Car Ranked 2019 BMW 2 Series M240i xDrive Convertible AWD better.
"The ride is much smoother and the power is only slightly less. Better gas mileage. I plan to add a Dinan tuner to bring it up to same level of power. "
Would Buy Ranked 2019 BMW 2 Series M240i xDrive Convertible AWD worse.
"Speed, handling and power. The handling is the only difference that matters and it would only matter on the track. It also looks much more aggressive "

Specs

2018 BMW M3
CS Sedan RWD
2020 BMW M2
Competition RWD
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
17 MPG
18 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
22 MPG
23 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.8 gal 13.7 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
454 hp @ 6,250 RPM
405 hp @ 5,230 RPM
405 hp @ 5,230 RPM
Torque
442 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
406 lb-ft @ 2,350 RPM
406 lb-ft @ 2,350 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.2:1
10.2:1
10.2:1
Displacement
3,000 cc
3,000 cc
3,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.31 in x 3.53 in
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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 4 seats
Front Legroom 42 in 41.5 in
Back Legroom 35.1 in 33 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12 cu ft 13.8 cu ft
Exterior
Length 184.5 in 176.2 in
Width 80.2 in 78.3 in
Height 56.1 in 55.5 in
Wheelbase 110.7 in 106 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 BMW M2
Competition RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Alpine White
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • HOCKENHEIM Silver Metallic
  • Long Beach Blue Metallic
  • Sunset Orange Metallic

Option Packages

  • Executive Package
  • M Driver's Package
  • Moonroof
  • Transmission: M Double-Clutch W/DRIVELOGIC

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