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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 BMW M3
CS Sedan RWD
2019 BMW M5
AWD
MSRP
$102,700
Invoice
$96,010
Average Price Paid
$101,890
29 listings nationwide

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2018 BMW M3
CS Sedan RWD
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AWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 BMW M3
CS Sedan RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$102,888
4 listings nationwide

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2019 BMW M5
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$118,358
1 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 BMW M5
AWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

In 2018, BMW redesigned the M5 -- but it’s not resting on its laurels. When the brand wants to extract even more power and performance from an existing M model, it creates a “Competiti...

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"
2019 BMW M5
AWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2018 BMW M3
CS Sedan RWD
2019 BMW M5
AWD
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
--
15 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
--
21 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.8 gal 20.1 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
454 hp @ 6,250 RPM
600 hp @ 5,700 RPM
Torque
442 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
553 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
8 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.2:1
10:1
Displacement
3,000 cc
4,400 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.31 in x 3.53 in
3.5 in x 3.48 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 5 seats
Front Legroom 42 in 41.4 in
Back Legroom 35.1 in 36.5 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12 cu ft 14 cu ft
Exterior
Length 184.5 in 195.5 in
Width 80.2 in 83.7 in
Height 56.1 in 58 in
Wheelbase 110.7 in 117.4 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 BMW M5
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Almandine Brown Metallic
  • Alpine White
  • Azurite Black Metallic
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Bluestone Metallic
  • Champagne Quartz Metallic
  • Donington Gray Metallic
  • Marina Bay Blue Metallic
  • Rhodonite Silver Metallic
  • Singapore Gray Metallic
  • Snapper Rocks Blue Metallic

Option Packages

  • Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System
  • Professional Rear-Seat Entertainment
  • M Driver's Package
  • Driving Assistance Plus Package
  • Executive Package
  • Individual Piano Finish Black Trim
  • Night Vision W/Pedestrian Detection
  • Plum Brown Wood Trim
  • Black, Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Silverstone, Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Smoke White/Black, Individual Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • TARTUFO, Individual Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Aragon Brown, Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Caramel/Black, Individual Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • M Carbon Ceramic Brakes
  • Wheels: 20" X 9.5 FR & 20" X 10.5 RR Black
  • Wheels: 20" X 9.5" FR & 20" X 10.5" RR Bi-Color

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