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2018 BMW M3 CS Sedan RWD
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2018 BMW M3
CS Sedan RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$80,750
4 listings nationwide

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2018 BMW X5 M
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$83,910
29 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...

2018 BMW X5 M
AWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

The X5 is BMW’s midsize crossover offering, typically seen in suburbia shuttling groceries and kids. For 2010, however, BMW made an interesting move in introducing the X5 M, meaning th...

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 "
10
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."
5
writes:
Handling Ranked 2018 Nissan GT-R Premium AWD worse.
"Designed for curvy road and not a straight line like the GT-R"
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Nissan GT-R Premium AWD worse.
"Has more aggressive styling at a more affordable price point. Great Daily Driver!!!"
2018 BMW X5 M
AWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2018 BMW M3
CS Sedan RWD
2018 BMW X5 M
AWD
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
14 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
22 MPG
19 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.8 gal 22.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
454 hp @ 6,250 RPM
567 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
442 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
553 lb-ft @ 2,200 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
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 5 seats
Front Legroom 42 in 40.4 in
Back Legroom 35.1 in 36.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12 cu ft 35.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,170 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 5,952 lbs
Exterior
Length 184.5 in 192.7 in
Width 80.2 in 86 in
Height 56.1 in 67.6 in
Wheelbase 110.7 in 115.5 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
2018 BMW X5 M
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Alpine White
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Carbon Black Metallic
  • Donington Gray Metallic
  • Long Beach Blue Metallic
  • Melbourne Red Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Silverstone Metallic

Option Packages

  • Bang & Olufsen Sound System
  • Rear-Seat Entertainment Professional
  • M Driver's Package
  • Executive Package
  • Active Blind-Spot Detection
  • Night Vision with Pedestrian Detection
  • Amaro Brown, Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Aragon Brown, Full Merino Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Black, Full Merino Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Criollo Brown, Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Mugello Red, Full Merino Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Nutmeg, Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Silverstone, Full Merino Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Smoke White, Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Sonoma Beige, Full Merino Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Taupe, Extended Merino Leather Upholstery

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