2017 BMW M3 is a sports model of the 3 Series from BMW, which has been manufactured since early 1986. BMW M3 is a vehicle developed by the BMW subsidiary BMW M GmbH and initially also produced (E30 and E36). The later series (E46 and E90) were made on the belts of the AG. The BMW M3 is a particularly powerful variant of the respective 3 Series car.
The BMW M3 of 2017 receives some small changes. Adaptive suspension cushions that were previously optional are standard this year, and inside the cabin, there is the latest version of BMW’s Infotainment iDrive interface. For option packages, a competition package increases engine power and includes other performance enhancing parts. There is also a limited edition special edition 2017 “30 Jahre M3” (30 year M3) models available.
The 2017 BMW M3 is based on the popular 3 Series luxury sedan, and the two cars share basic exterior and interior designs. But when comparing models on a spec sheet, there is no doubt which one is more performance focused. With 425 horsepower, fast beam steering, sophisticated rear differential, and brakes seemingly adequate to slow down a locomotive, the M3 has all the right tools that make it a world-class high-performance sedan.
2017 BMW M3 Interior
Almost all functions come standard on the 2017 BMW M3, including the 8.8-inch center display screen with navigation. The latest information and entertainment system iDrive 5.0 takes a while to learn, as expected, but its logical menu structure and rich personalization possibilities make it one of the best systems available. From the driver’s point of view, the classic analog tachometer and speedometer provide a historical link with BMW from previous decades.
The front seats are well reinforced and so comfortable in long-lasting trips, as they are supportive in aggressive driving. There is plenty of front space and leg room, and the rear seat is decently sized for this kind of car, with accommodation suitable for two medium-sized adults. The trunk space is approximately the average at 12.0 cubic feet.
2017 BMW M3 Engine
2017 BMW M3is equipped with the turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine that cranks out 425 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. Two transmissions are available: a standard six-speed manual with automatic speed change or an optional seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (M-DCT) with steering wheel-mounted paddle changes.
According to BMW, the M3 with M-DCT can sprint to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds, and the six-speed will do the trick in 4.1 seconds. In Edmunds performance tests, a BMW M4 coupe six-speed needed 4.4 seconds to reach 60 mph. Note that the speed of six lacks launch control, so the launch procedure more than trial and error. Automatic shutdown of the engine, which shuts off the engine to save fuel while the vehicle is stationary, is standard on every M3.
2017 BMW M3 Safety
The 2017 BMW M3 comes standard with antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and front knee airbags. The stability control system integrates several features designed to improve braking performance, such as self-drying brake rotors and automatic brake pad preparation.
BMW Assist emergency communications are standard and include automatic fault notification, stolen vehicle recovery and on-demand roadside assistance. Optional 2017 BMW M3 safety features include a surround-vision camera system, front and rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, lane exit warning and a front-seat collision mitigation system with automatic emergency braking.