For BMW aficionados, the M3 is an iconic high-performance sedan. With aggressive acceleration and exceptional handling, the 2017 BMW M3 holds its ground as one of the best luxury sport sedans you can buy. Even after 30 years on the market, the M3 still has the grace and comfort to make it an all-around best pick in its class.
The 2017 BMW M3 is a four-door, five-passenger sedan based on the BMW 3 Series. The M3 houses a turbocharged 3.0-liter, inline six-cylinder engine, with an output of 425 horsepower. Transmission options for the M3 consist of a standard six-speed manual with automated rev-matching or a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. According to BMW, the automatic transmission will only need 3.9 seconds to get you from zero to 60 mph, and the manual six-speed will get you there in 4.1 seconds.
With all its high-performance charisma, the 2017 BMW M3 extends its charm to the interior as well. The refined cabin design mimics that of the 3 Series with the addition of some M-centric embellishments, including a carbon-fiber-trimmed dash and center console and leather upholstery with cloth accents. Standard technology features include BMW's iDrive infotainment interface, navigation and a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system. Whether you're preparing for a road trip or an afternoon at the track, the front seats are supportive and comfortable for either activity. You shouldn't receive any complaints from your rear seat passengers either, as rear headroom and legroom can accommodate two average-size adults.
The standard manual transmission M3 will bring an EPA-estimated 20 mpg combined (17 city/26 highway), while the automatic will hit a combined 19 mpg (17 city/24 highway). To aid in better fuel economy, automatic engine stop-start technology is standard on every M3. As the name implies, it shuts the engine off to save fuel while the car is stopped.
The 2017 BMW M3 is offered in only one trim level but has a plethora of standard features. There are also optional packages, including the Competition package (which increases peak power by 19 horsepower), the Executive package, the Lighting package and the Driver Assistance Plus package. There are also a limited number of special edition 2017 "30 Jahre M3" (30 Years of M3) models available, celebrating the 30-year anniversary of the first-generation M3.
If you're in the market for a high-performance luxury sport sedan, the 2017 BMW M3 will undoubtedly make the cut. Edmunds can help you find the M3 you're looking for.
2017 BMW M3 Overview
The 2017 BMW M3 is offered in the following submodels: Sedan. Available styles include 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M). M3 models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 M3 comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual. The 2017 M3 comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.
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Review The M3 is the best all around sports car. It is the bench mark that all other sports car are compare to. The handling is great with very good power. It is comfortable enough for a daily car also.
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2017 bmw m3 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (required) 20 combined MPG 17 city MPG/26 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2017 BMW M3?
Available BMW M3 2017 Submodel Types: Sedan, Coupe, Convertible
Available BMW M3 2017 Trims: Base
Exterior Colors: Alpine White, Jet Black, Mineral Grey Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, Space Gray Metallic, Interlagos Blue Metallic, Mystic Blue Metallic, Silverstone Metallic, Sakhir Orange Metallic, Titanium Silver Metallic, Yas Marina Blue Metallic, Austin Yellow Metallic, Boston Green Metallic, Carbon Black Metallic, Estorial Blue Pearl Metallic, Jerez Black Metallic, Laguna Seca Blue, Mineral White Metallic, Tanzanite Blue Metallic
Interior Colors: Black premium leather, Black Extended Merino premium leather, Black Full Merino premium leather, Beige premium leather, Black Novillo premium leather, Sakhir Orange/Black Extended Merino premium leather, Sakhir Orange/Black Full Merino premium leather, Silver premium leather, Anthracite/Black leather/cloth, Bamboo Beige premium leather, Black, Cinnamon, Fox Red premium leather, Fox Red/Black/Black premium leather, Gray premium leather, Opal White Extended Merino (Individual) premium leather, Palladium Silver/Black/Black premium leather, Silverstone Full Merino premium leather, Sonoma Beige Full Merino premium leather
Popular Features: Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Trip Computer, Tire Pressure Warning, Post-collision safety system, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Upgraded Headlights, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Power Driver Seat, Bluetooth, Alarm, 2nd Row Bucket Seats, USB Inputs, Aux Audio Inputs, Heated seats, Navigation, Automatic Emergency Braking, Leather Seats, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Keyless Entry/Start, Back-up camera, Parking sensors, Blind Spot Monitoring, Heads up display, Upgraded Engine, Lane Departure Warning, Soft Top, Pre-collision safety system, Upgraded Stereo, 360-degree camera, Sunroof/Moonroof