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BMW M3 Saloon (2020 - )

A performance car legend with a heritage dating back to the 1980s, the BMW M3 is an icon among enthusiasts. With the two-door version now known as the M4 and forging an identity of its own, the M3 is now closer to the 3 Series saloon on which it is based, albeit with a monstrously powerful 510 horsepower engine and heavily reworked brakes and suspension to make the most of it. The combination of sports car chasing performance and saloon car practicality is as appealing as ever, rivals including the equally impressive Mercedes-AMG C63 and Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio. Click here for our review of the standard 3 Series saloon on which the M3 version is based and click here to read about the M4, the two-door coupe version of this car, based on the 4 Series.
Our verdict

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BMW M3 running costs

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BMW M3 interior

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BMW M3 performance

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Our expert review

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Regular 3 Series saloons are company car favourites, popular for their combination of sleek looks and tax optimised emissions figures from their efficient petrol and diesel powertrains. The M3 is absolutely not a regular 3 Series saloon, though, and has speed and excitement as its number one priorities. This is pure indulgence, with purchase and running costs to match. Your return on this investment is a car to turn heads and put a smile on your face every time you take it out, not to mention thrill you when the opportunity comes to enjoy its formidable abilities. Against rivals the M3 is comparable in purchase and running costs to a Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio or Mercedes-AMG C63 saloon, while BMW has offset an increase in purchase price over the previous car with improved equipment to help maximise residual values and keep a lid on monthly finance costs.

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