Volkswagen R32 vs BMW M3 Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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2008 Volkswagen R32
Base
No Data Available
2021 BMW M3
Competition RWD
MSRP
$72,800
Invoice
$68,205
Average Price Paid
$72,800
104 listings nationwide

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2008 Volkswagen R32
Base
No Data Available
2021 BMW M3
Competition RWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2008 Volkswagen R32
Base
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$12,623
32 listings nationwide

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2021 BMW M3
Competition RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$83,600

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2008 Volkswagen R32
Base

Big news from the 2007 Chicago Auto Show is the return of the Volkswagen R32 for 2008, a racing-inspired version of the Golf hatchback, similar in looks to the GTI, but with more muscl...

2021 BMW M3
Competition RWD
Stephen Edelstein Preview:

For 2021, BMW introduces the sixth generation of the M3 performance sedan. The M3 has been the benchmark of its segment since it arrived in the United States 33 years ago, delivering e...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2008 Volkswagen R32
Base
65
Andy 2008 Volkswagen R32 BaseReview:

Yes — It's a freakin .:R :) Imagine a car built for the sole purpose of showing off your talents. The 200...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

25
Alexei 2008 Volkswagen R32 BaseReview:

Must Have — Wolf in sheep's clothings. Looks like old fat boy. Can kick ass most of competitors. Infinities do ...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

105
Martin 2008 Volkswagen R32 BaseReview:

Good German Build — I personally do not like the DSG gearbox with the F1 pedals. The sound is the best! The first versio...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

2021 BMW M3
Competition RWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2008 Volkswagen R32
Base
2021 BMW M3
Competition RWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Dual Clutch 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
18 MPG
16 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
23 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14.5 gal 15.6 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
250 hp @ 6,300 RPM
503 hp @ 6,250 RPM
Torque
236 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
479 lb-ft @ 2,750 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.9:1
9.3:1
Displacement
3,200 cc
3,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.31 in x 3.77 in
3.31 in x 3.54 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
CD Changer 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 -- 41.6 in
Back Legroom -- 35.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 9.7 cu ft 13 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,238 lbs 860 lbs
Exterior
Length 167.2 in 189.1 in
Width 69.2 in 81.4 in
Height 57.7 in 56.4 in
Wheelbase 101.5 in 112.5 in

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2008 Volkswagen R32
Base
2021 BMW M3
Competition RWD

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