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2018 BMW M3
CS Sedan RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$59,585
81 listings nationwide
3 GREAT deals
12 GOOD deals

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2020 BMW M4
CS Coupe RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$96,414
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...

2020 BMW M4
CS Coupe RWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

The BMW M4, a performance version of the 4 Series, goes into 2020 largely unchanged. It faces competition from the likes of the Cadillac ATS-V, Lexus RC F, Audi RS 5, Mercedes-Benz AMG...

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 M4
CS Coupe RWD
Sparthan writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C AMG 63 4MATIC Sedan AWD worse.
"Its just like GRRRRR and the mercades reminds me of a dinner plate ."
Front Seats Ranked 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C AMG 63 4MATIC Sedan AWD worse.
"The seats are just soft and comfy the mercades is rigid and weird"

Specs

2018 BMW M3
CS Sedan RWD
2020 BMW M4
CS Coupe RWD
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch 7-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
17 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
22 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.8 gal 15.8 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
454 hp @ 6,250 RPM
454 hp @ 6,250 RPM
Torque
442 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
442 lb-ft @ 4,000 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
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 42.2 in
Back Legroom 35.1 in 33.7 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12 cu ft 11 cu ft
Exterior
Length 184.5 in 184.5 in
Width 80.2 in 79.3 in
Height 56.1 in 54.8 in
Wheelbase 110.7 in 110.7 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
2020 BMW M4
CS Coupe RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Alpine White
  • Frozen Dark Blue II
  • Lime Rock Gray
  • Melbourne Red Metallic
  • San Marino Blue Metallic

Option Packages

  • Executive Package
  • M Carbon Ceramic Brakes

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