Relentless acceleration; super-confident handling; muscular styling; rich interior with advanced technology
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The adaptive suspension that was optional is now standard. And the iDrive infotainment system has been upgraded with the most recent software (5.0). The Executive package now includes wireless smartphone charging and a Wi-Fi hot spot. See the 2017 BMW M3 models for sale near you
Maximum performance and sophistication in a practical premium compact sedan package means the M3 has to be on every enthusiast's wish list. There's really no advice required. If the funds are there, go for it. Find a BMW M3 for sale
The 2017 BMW M3 ($64,995) comes in a single trim level with a wealth of standard features, including 18-inch wheels with performance tires, an adaptive suspension, an aerodynamic body kit with flared fenders and a powerdome hood, adjustable drive settings with custom presets, a torque-vectoring rear differential, automatic wipers, adaptive xenon headlights, a sport exhaust system with quad tailpipes, keyless entry/ignition, auto-dimming mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, 10-way power-adjustable/heated front sport seats with adjustable side bolsters (and a backlit M logo on the backrests), driver memory functions, cloth/leather upholstery and carbon-fiber interior trim.
It also has Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, an iDrive infotainment system with navigation, an 8.8-in widescreen display, voice controls, smartphone app integration and a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system with a USB slot, an auxiliary audio input, satellite radio and HD Radio.
Most options are grouped into packages. The pricey Executive package includes retractable headlight washers, a heated steering wheel, a head-up display, parking sensors, a rearview camera, wireless device charging, and a Wi-Fi hot spot.
A Driver Assistance Plus package adds side-view and top-view cameras, active blind spot monitoring, lane-departure warning and a forward-collision mitigation system with automatic emergency braking.
The Lighting package contributes adaptive LED headlights with automatic high beams.
The Competition package hikes engine output up to 444 hp. The dynamic stability control system and Active M limited-slip rear differential have also been re-calibrated for track work. There are visual and aural dimensions to the packge as well, with special multispoke 20-in alloy wheels, an M sports exhaust system with black chrome tailpipes, and special lightweight M sports seats with additional support and seat belts with woven-in BMW M stripes.
Individual options include carbon ceramic brakes, 19-in wheels, a sunroof, a power rear sunshade and an automated self-parking function.
The trunk measures a modest 12 cu ft.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||12 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
2017 Audi S4 -- A new generation for this model year. Technically, this 345-hp sedan plays one league down, facing off against the 320-hp BMW 340i or the Mercedes-AMG C43. But if the M3's performance is too much, the S4 is a refined and classy alternative.