The BMW 3 Series has long been regarded as the ultimate/yardstick compact sport coupe.
In the BMW world, the letter 'M' stands for the company's 'Motorsports Performance Division'. BMW's fun-loving engineers essentially tweaked given BMW model's engine for more output, upgraded the suspension for even more agile handling and added sporty exterior and interior design elements.
Throughout its two decades on the market, the BMW M3 in Gauteng has been a favourite of enthusiasts looking for sports-car performance and handling.
Although ideal as a daily drive, the BMW M3 easily transforms a high performance vehicle when conditions allow and gives driver the opportunity to attack corners with gusto precision and rocket out of them with.
The BMW M3 is only offered in only one trim level both for the coupe and hardtop convertible body styles.
Both models are powered by a 4.0-liter V8, good for 305 Kw of which redlines to a thrilling 8,400-rpm.
A six-speed manual is the standard means of sending power to the rear wheels, and a seven-speed automated-clutch manual gearbox with paddle shifters is optional.
M3s also get specific hardware upgrades such as more powerful brakes, stiffer suspension tuning and a specialized limited-slip rear differential.
The current model comes well-equipped with the latest luxury amenities:
Includes xenon headlampsSuperior leather upholstery,Heated power sport seats10-speaker audio system.The convertible features a nifty hardtop and sun-reflective leather.
Features like 19-inch wheels, heated seats, satellite radio, the iDrive navigation system and M Sport personalized performance settings are optional. The Competition package available on the coupe adds a lowered suspension, a wider track and re-programmed electronic damping and stability control systems.
The M3 coupe is quite simply one of the best cars to grace our roads. It can accelerate from zero to 100 kmh in a sizzling 4.6 seconds and came to a stop from 100 kmh in an extremely short 30.5 metres.
On-road handling is beyond reproach. Driving the less rigid convertible reduces these capabilities a little, but regardless of which variant you choose to buy, you can expect one of the best performance vehicles that money can buy.