2015 BMW M3

Original MSRP Range
$62,000 - $62,000
Available Style(s)
Sedan
MPG
17 - 17 MPG City / 26 - 26 MPG Hwy
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2015 BMW M3

What We Like

Relentless acceleration; invincible handling; muscular styling; rich interior with advanced technology

What We Don't

Stiff ride; fake engine noises

Ratings

Expert Rating

4.1/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.7/ 5
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Overview

What's New in the 2015 BMW M3?

The 2015 M3 is completely redesigned  

How Much Does a 2015 BMW M3 Cost?

The 2015 BMW M3 ($62,950) comes in a single trim level with a wealth of standard features, including 18-inch wheels with performance tires, an aero body kit with flared fenders and a powerdome hood, adjustable drive settings with custom presets, upgraded suspension components, a torque-vectoring rear differential, automatic wipers, adaptive xenon headlights, a sport exhaust system with quad tailpipes, auto-dimming mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, 10-way power heated front sport seats with adjustable side bolsters (and a backlit M logo on the backrests), driver memory functions, cloth and leather upholstery and a carbon fiber interior trim. It also comes with Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, the iDrive infotainment system with navigation and an 8.8-in widescreen display, voice controls, smartphone app integration and a 9-speaker audio system with a USB input and HD radio.

Options are mainly grouped into a few packages. The pricey Executive package includes retractable headlight washers, keyless entry and start, satellite radio, a heated steering wheel, a head-up display, parking sensors and a rearview camera. The Driver Assistance Plus package adds side- and top-view cameras, active blind spot detection, lane departure warning and a forward-collision mitigation system with automatic braking. The Lighting package contributes adaptive LED headlights with automatic high beams.

There's also a handful of standalone options, including carbon ceramic brakes, an adaptive suspension, 19-in wheels, a sunroof, a power rear sunshade and a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.

The M3's trunk measures a modest 12 cu ft.

M3 Trims

SedanOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
M3 4dr Sdn$62,000 / N/A6 Cylinder Turbo425N/A6-Speed Manual / 7-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD

Is the 2015 BMW M3 a Safe Car?

All 2015 M3s come standard with anti-lock disc brakes (supercar-grade carbon ceramic rotors are a very expensive option), stability control and eight airbags (front, front-side, front-knee and full-length side-curtain). Also standard is the BMW Assist emergency telematics system, which includes automatic accident notification, stolen vehicle tracking and roadside assistance. See the 2015 BMW M3 models for sale near you

The Driver Assistance Plus package adds a variety of electronic driving aids.

The low-volume M3 won't be crash-tested, but the 3 Series sedan that it's based on received high marks. In government crash-testing, the 3 Series earned five stars out of five overall, including four stars for front impacts and five for side impacts. Similarly, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the 3 Series its top rating of Good in all crash tests except for the new small overlap front test, where the 3 Series was deemed Marginal (second-worst of four ratings).

Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain4 Years/50,000 Miles
Corrosion12 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance4 Years/Unlimited Miles
Maintenance4 Years/50,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • HID Headlights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Packages
  • Blind-Spot Alert
  • Driver Assist Plus Pkg
  • Executive Pkg

Competition

2015 BMW M3 vs the competition

2015 Audi S4 -- The 333-hp S4 technically plays one league down, doing battle against the 300-hp 335i sedan. But if you don't need all of the M3's insane performance, the S4 makes for a refined and classy substitute.

2015 Cadillac ATS-V -- With a 455-hp twin-turbo V6 under the hood, the compact ATS-V can get to 60 mph in under 4 seconds, and it's one of the best-handling sedans in the world.

2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG -- We're not talking about the outgoing previous-generation coupe (which is still being sold as a 2015 model), but rather the upcoming current-generation sedan. Its formidable twin-turbo V8 will have the M3 directly in its sights.

Used BMW M3 -- The previous-generation M3 was an instant classic with its racy V8, and we particularly like the styling on the sedan. You can easily find a certified pre-owned specimen with a warranty for many thousands less than a new M3.

Autotrader's Advice

If you've got the cash, pull the trigger. The M3 is one of those cars that everyone should own once, and the latest model's capabilities are simply astounding. 

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