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2018 BMW M3 Sedan
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$66,500
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8.1
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Overview

Engine
3.0-liter Twin-Turbo Inline-6 Gas
Engine
Electric
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
7-Speed Automatic (+$2,900)
Transmission
Single Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 17 MPG
Hwy: 25 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 128 MPG
Hwy: 117 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.9 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
N/A
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
12 ft³
Trunk Volume
15 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
3.0-liter Twin-Turbo Inline-6 Gas
Electric
Horsepower
425 hp @ 5500 rpm
N/A
Torque
406 lb-ft @ 1850 rpm
N/A
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
7-Speed Automatic (+$2,900)
Single Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
40 ft
38.8 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
Front Wheel Size
18" x 9"
18" x 8.5"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 10"
18" x 8.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P255/40YR18
P235/45WR18
Rear Tire
P275/40YR18
P235/45WR18

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
20 MPG
123 MPG
City
17 MPG
128 MPG
Highway
25 MPG
117 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 Tons/yr
N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
15.9 gallons
N/A
Cruising Range City
270.3 miles
N/A
Cruising Range Highway
397.5 miles
N/A

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
184.5 in
184.8 in
Height
56.1 in
56.8 in
Max Width
73.9 in
72.8 in
Front Width
62.2 in
62.2 in
Rear Width
63.1 in
62.2 in
Wheelbase
110.7 in
113.2 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42 in
42.7 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.3 in
40.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
55.1 in
56.3 in
Front Seat Hip Room
N/A
53.4 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.1 in
35.2 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.7 in
37.7 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
55.1 in
54 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
N/A
52.4 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
3,540 lbs
3,838 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
12 ft³
15 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

Alpine White
Solid Black

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Austin Yellow Metallic
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Mineral Gray Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Sakhir Orange II Metallic
  • Silverstone Metallic, Build Out:02/28/2018
  • Yas Marina Blue Metallic
  • Azurite Black Metallic, Priority 1
  • Champagne Quartz Metallic, Priority 1
  • Smoked Topaz Metallic, Priority 1
  • Tanzanite Blue Metallic, Priority 1
  • Deep Blue Metallic
  • Midnight Silver Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Pearl White Multi-Coat
  • Silver Metallic
  • Red Multi-Coat

Standard Interior Materials

  • Anthracite/Black, Cloth/Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Synthetic Leather Seat Trim
  • White, Synthetic Leather Seat Trim

Optional Interior Materials

  • Black, Extended Merino Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Sakhir Orange/Black, Extended Merino Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Silverstone, Extended Merino Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Sonoma Beige, Extended Merino Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Amaro Brown, Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Cohiba Brown, Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Golden Brown, Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Nutmeg, Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Opal White, Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Sakhir Orange/Black, Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Silverstone, Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Sonoma Beige, Full Merino Leather Upholstery
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Standard
Not Available
Premium Sound System
Standard
Standard
Satellite Radio
Standard
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Standard
Standard

Comfort

Heads-Up Display
Optional
Not Available
Navigation System
Standard
Standard
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional
Automatic Parking
Optional
Optional
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Standard
Heated Rear Seat(s)
Optional
Standard
Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Not Available
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Not Available
Standard
Seat Memory
Standard
Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard
Rear A/C
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Optional
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Optional
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
N/A
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
8 Years / 100,000 Miles
Maintenance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Hybrid/Electric Components
N/A
8 Years / 100,000 Miles