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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 Cadillac ATS-V
RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$63,900
8 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 Cadillac ATS-V
RWD
William Maley Preview:

German automakers have ruled the roost when it comes to compact sport sedans, especially in the high-performance area. But Cadillac has been giving them a run for their money with the ...

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 Cadillac ATS-V
RWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2018 BMW M3
CS Sedan RWD
2018 Cadillac ATS-V
RWD
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
17 MPG
16 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
22 MPG
25 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.8 gal 16 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
454 hp @ 6,250 RPM
464 hp @ 5,750 RPM
464 hp @ 5,750 RPM
Torque
442 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
445 lb-ft @ 3,500 RPM
445 lb-ft @ 3,500 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.2:1
10.2:1
10.2:1
Displacement
3,000 cc
3,600 cc
3,600 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.31 in x 3.53 in
3.7 in x 3.37 in
3.7 in x 3.37 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player 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 42.3 in
Back Legroom 35.1 in 33.5 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12 cu ft 10.4 cu ft
Exterior
Length 184.5 in 184 in
Width 80.2 in 71.3 in
Height 56.1 in 55.7 in
Wheelbase 110.7 in 109.3 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
2018 Cadillac ATS-V
RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black Raven
  • Crystal White Tricoat
  • Phantom Gray Metallic
  • Red Obsession Tintcoat
  • Satin Steel Metallic
  • Vector Blue Metallic
  • Velocity Red

Option Packages

  • Calipers, Dark Gold Brembo
  • Calipers, Red Brembo
  • LPO, Carbon Fiber Engine Cover
  • Cadillac User Experience and Navigation
  • Performance Data and Video Recorder
  • Championship Edition
  • Carbon Fiber Package
  • LPO, Winter Protection Package
  • Luxury Package
  • Track Performance Package
  • Head-Up Display
  • Safety and Security Package
  • Seats, Recaro Performance
  • Sunroof, Power, Sliding
  • Transmission, 8-Speed Automatic
  • Wheels, 18" x 9" (45.7 cm x 22.9 cm) Front, 18" x 9.5" Rear (45.7 cm x 24.1 cm) Polished Face Forged Alloy
  • Wheels, 18" x 9" (45.7 cm x 22.9 cm) Front, 18" x 9.5" Rear (45.7 cm x 24.1 cm), After Midnight Dark Finish Forged Alloy

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