A class act both at the track an on the street, the 2017 BMW M3 will be one of the best high-performance sedans you can buy. Some of its upsides include a highly capable steering and handling, a fierce turbocharged acceleration, upscale and well-equipped interior with adequate space for four adults, and stout brakes. Its release date should be expected in February of 2017.
For 2017, the new M3 makes available a new upgraded navigation system, minor interior changes, new LED taillights, competition package, keyless ignition and entry, and premium Harman Kardon audio system.
Marking its second year of production, the super sedan has, in a nutshell, been eventful. The M3, just like its BMW M4 sibling has departed from the M’s longstanding tradition of offering a turbocharged inline-6 engine. This change was welcomed by some few contemporary-minded BMW users, but received a major backlash from traditional users, but hopefully, their disapproval has been muffled as of late. Maybe driving it changed their mindsets, who knows!
As you’d expect, the new 2017 BMW M3 is still based on the 3 Series, therefore, you’ll expect some sharing especially on the interior and exterior fronts although some unique chassis tuning, styling flourishes, and engine specs will undoubtedly vary depending on the model. True, the platform still offers a 3.0L turbocharged inline-six engine, but that’s pretty much where the resemblance ends. The spruced up M3 engine version pumps out an award-winning 425 hp.
Throw in an M-specified suspension with available adaptive dampers, a sophisticated active differential and a razor-sharp steering, and you’ve yourself all the components for a high-performance version.
In case you are shopping in the segment, you’ll most likely come across some of its alternatives which include 2017 Audi S4, 2017 Cadillac ATS-V, 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 sedan, and 2017 Cadillac ATS-V. But despite the daily-driver civility and race-ready dynamics, the new BMW M3 2017 continues to be the class leader on many fronts.
BMW M3 – Available Trims
Tis five-passenger high-performance 2017 BMW M3 is available with four doors and comes as a lone well-equipped model. The 2017 BMW M3 GTS is reviewed separately.
Exterior Review & Interior Colors – 2017 BMW M3
Expect the new 2017 BMW M3 to come equipped with a performance exhaust system, automatic climate control (dual-zone), 18” alloy wheels, active locking differential, a sport-tuned suspension, summer performance tires, cruise control, power folding auto-dimming heated mirrors, a performance exhaust system with quad tailpipes, keyless ignition and entry, exclusive exterior body panels, 10-way power front seats, fold-down rear seatbacks, leather upholstery, a sport body kit, and adaptive xenon headlights.
Standard technology features available include satellite and HD radio, parking sensors, a navigation system, an auxiliary audio jack, 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, BMW’s iDrive electronics interface, a suite of BMW ConnectedDrive banner applications, and an 8.8” infotainment screen.
The optional Executive package available optionally adds adaptive LED headlights, a rearview camera, parking sensors, frontal collision warning, automatic emergency braking, frontal collision mitigation and warning system, lane departure warning system, automatic high-beam control, and LED headlights.
Stand-alone options available include a sunroof, a self-parking system, adaptive suspension dampers, 19” wheels, power rear sunshade, and upgraded carbon ceramic brakes.
Engine Specs – 2017 BMW M3
A turbocharged 3.0L 1-6 cylinder engine rated at 425 horsepower and 406 pounds of torque powers the rear-wheel-drive 2017 BMW M3. You have two transmission options to choose from. Either an optional seven-speed automated manual transmission system or a standard six-speed manual. The former is available with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
The M-DCT equipped BMW can sprint from 0-60 mph in just 3.9 seconds, and 4.1 seconds for the six-speed model. According to BMW, the six-speed M4 can sprint to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. However, it is imperative to not that the M-DCT has launch control system, while the M4 lacks which makes the launch procedure more of a guessing game.
As per the EPA fuel economy ratings, expect 17/26/20 mpg for the standard manual transmission, and 17/24/19 mpg for the M-DCT equipped M3. Also, the stop-start system is standard for each M3.
Release Date & Price – 2017 BMW M3
Expect to pay an MSRP starting from $70,394 for the fresh 2017 BMW M3. Pertaining the release date, the M3 should go for sale during February 2017.
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