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2024 BMW M3 review

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BMW M3 highlights

Customer rating

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Pros

  • Decent amount of cargo space
  • Amazing acceleration
  • Responsive steering

Cons

  • Back seat could use more space
  • Dividing opinions with the exterior design
  • Fewer standard features than competitors

Mileage (EPA estimate)

15 city, 22 highway, 18 combined

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Exciting sport sedan

The BMW M3 has been a very popular sports car for decades now and continues to be a welcome choice for many speed and sheer power enthusiasts. It’s an extremely potent sports sedan, delivering an exciting performance that’s complemented by a roomy interior and generous cargo space. This makes it a convenient option if you're looking for a family-friendly daily driver that you could also use as a track car.

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5 reasons to buy the 2024 BMW M3

1. Enviable performance 

Performance is arguably one of the top reasons why anyone would consider buying the 2024 BMW M3. It’s fast and agile, with athletic handling and precise steering, creating a thrilling combination that makes it ready for the track at any time. It’s powered by a standard 473-hp 3.0L twin-turbo six-cylinder engine that’s paired with a six-speed manual transmission. With this kind of power, you can rest assured that the 2024 BMW M3 will be a hoot to drive. According to the manufacturer’s estimates, its zero-to-60 mph time is 4.1 seconds, with a top speed of 155 mph. 

2. Generous storage space 

Even though it’s primarily designed as a performance car, that doesn’t mean that the 2024 BMW M3 can’t have other useful functions. It’s a sedan that has ample room for cargo, with a 13-cu-ft trunk and split-folding rear seats, which increase the overall cargo volume to 17 cu-ft. This type of cargo capacity will allow you to haul several carry-on bags or a couple of small suitcases, as well as a couple of days’ worth of groceries or several pieces of sporting equipment. 

3. Driver-assistance technology 

The 2024 BMW M3 comes standard with numerous driver-assistance systems that will help you handle various traffic situations more confidently. It'll also support you as you navigate around town, especially on crowded streets and narrow parking lots. The lineup of driver-assistance features includes forward-collision warning and forward emergency braking, along with pedestrian detection and a rearview camera. Furthermore, it’s equipped with adaptive headlights and rain-sensing windshield wipers. 

4. Standard tech features 

Interior technology is another area that the 2024 BMW M3 excels in. It’s filled with entertainment and connectivity features that come as standard and are bound to enhance your riding experience. There is a 14.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto integration, along with two USB ports, a ten-speaker stereo system, and Bluetooth® connectivity.  

5. Imposing design 

Rounding out the sophisticated technology, versatility, and thrilling performance of the 2024 BMW M3 is a head-turning exterior design that’s bound to stand out from the crowd. It’s a design that combines function with aesthetics, with some features aimed at improving performance, with others there simply to make it look more attractive. For instance, it comes with a specially designed bumper that has an integrated diffuser, along with a streamlined spoiler increasing the aerodynamic capabilities, whereas the L-shaped LED taillights and the large vertical kidney grille just add to the impressive appearance.

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Ratings & reliability

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RepairPal gave the BMW M3 an overall reliability rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Average. This rating ranks BMW M3 57th out of 68 among Luxury Midsize Cars.

RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a BMW M3 is $824, compared to an average of $617 for Luxury Midsize Cars and $591 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

According to RepairPal, BMW M3 owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 1.9 times per year, compared to an average of 1.4 times for Luxury Midsize Cars and 1.3 times for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 22% for the BMW M3, compared to an average of 13% for Luxury Midsize Cars and 14% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

BMW M3 features and specs

Competition 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Automated Parking
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Remote Start

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

3.0L

Horsepower

503

Torque (ft-lbs)

479

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

15.6

Wheelbase

112.5"

Overall length

189.1"

Width

74.3"

Height

56.4"

Leg room

F 41.6"/R 35.6"

Head room

F 40.6"/R 37.8"

Front tires

P275/35YR19

Rear tires

P285/30YR20

Seating capacity

5

Transmission

Automatic

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