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2018 BMW M3 CS Sedan RWD
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2018 BMW M3
CS Sedan RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$58,146
64 listings nationwide
4 GREAT deals
20 GOOD deals

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2002 BMW Z3
2.5i Roadster RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$8,400
11 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...

2002 BMW Z3
2.5i Roadster RWD

Fans of the BMW Z3 are likely to argue that the company's last version, produced in 2002, was its best. Six years of "consistent and conscientious development" and wider acceptance of ...

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 "
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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"
Guru87JDL writes:
This is the cars all other cars try to compare to. Its an amazining car. Howver, theres 3 series at every righ...
Back Seats Ranked 2018 Lexus LC 500 RWD worse.
"The LC has a small backseat. only small childern can fit in. "
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2018 Lexus LC 500 RWD worse.
"Theres enough room for golfclubs, and a couple carryons but the M3 has more room"
2002 BMW Z3
2.5i Roadster RWD
JonTuit writes:
Fun, as manual a driver does not feel the thrill because of how much weight the car is. Seeing the hood is a n...
Looks/Style Ranked 2001 Audi TT 1.8T quattro Roadster AWD better.
"I think the TT has a better look because of its retro style and go kart vibe."
Would Buy Ranked 2001 Audi TT 1.8T quattro Roadster AWD better.
"I would buy an Audi TT instead because of the horsepower and interior feel."
VWJett writes:
Good driving car
Front Seats Ranked 2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L Convertible worse.
"Front seats were more better "
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L Convertible better.
"The VW Beetle has biggest trunk ever "
VolvoGuru240 writes:
Not dependable.

Specs

2018 BMW M3
CS Sedan RWD
2002 BMW Z3
2.5i Roadster RWD
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
17 MPG
18 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
22 MPG
24 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.8 gal 13 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
454 hp @ 6,250 RPM
184 hp @ 6,000 RPM
184 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
442 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
175 lb-ft @ 3,500 RPM
175 lb-ft @ 3,500 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.2:1
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Displacement
3,000 cc
2,500 cc
2,500 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 --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats Standard Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer -- Optional
Cassette Player -- Optional
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 2 seats
Front Legroom 42 in 41.8 in
Back Legroom 35.1 in --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12 cu ft 5 cu ft
Exterior
Length 184.5 in 159.4 in
Width 80.2 in 68.5 in
Height 56.1 in 50.9 in
Wheelbase 110.7 in 96.3 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
2002 BMW Z3
2.5i Roadster RWD

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