PERFORMANCE

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The driving dynamics of the BMW M3 Competition Sedan.

PERFORMANCE

The driving dynamics of the BMW M3 Competition Sedan.

PERFORMANCEThe driving dynamics of the BMW M3 Competition Sedan.

Thrilling on the racetrack and impressive on roads, the new BMW M3 Sedan always exhibits precise, agile handling – above all in driving demanding situations. More so with the M3 Competition Sedan. With an engine output of 331kW and a whole host of innovations inspired by motor racing, the vehicle's sporty character is ramped up. The specially tuned Adaptive M suspension, the Active M Differential, M Servotronic or the seven-speed M double-clutch transmission redefine where the handling limits lie – and recast the driver of the new BMW M3 Sedan as an extreme athlete.

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WELCOME TO THE LIMITS.

You can also tell that the BMW M3 Competition Sedan is a genuine top athlete away from the racetrack. It always exhibits extremely precise, agile handling – above all in demanding driving situations. This is where the powerful M engine brings its thrust forcefully yet always in precisely measured doses onto the asphalt using the optional six-speed manual transmission or – free of interruption – via the seven-speed double-clutch transmission.

COMPETITION PACKAGE.

An unadulterated racing feel: The BMW M3 Competition Sedan offers even better performance thanks to an enhanced engine output, a specially tuned Adaptive M suspension, new calibration of the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), the Active M differential and 20" M light alloy wheels with mixed tyres.

  • Driving dynamics highlights

    The output of the M TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder petrol engine has been increased to 331kW. The M sports exhaust system generates a particularly powerful, characteristic engine sound that is destined to thrill. The M lightweight sport seats are equipped with width-adjustable backrests and vertical openings. The front seat belts feature fine M striping. The specially tuned Adaptive M suspension provides optimal road contact, increased traction and agile handling.

  • Exterior highlights

    On the exterior, the M3 Competition Sedan makes a great impression with exclusive, forged and gloss-lathed 20" M light alloy Star-spoke wheels with mixed tyres. The athletic character is emphasised by the BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line which runs in high-gloss Black from the front kidney grille over the gills to the model designation, ending at the black chrome-plated tailpipes.

TRANSMISSION OPTIONS.

The powerful M engine lays down its thrust in precisely measured doses onto the road, using the manual six-speed M transmission or the seven-speed double-clutch automatic transmission.

  • M 6-speed manual transmission

    With a 12kg reduction in weight and a more compact shape compared to traditional models, the M 6-speed manual transmission in the new BMW M3 Sedan exemplifies intelligent lightweight construction. Inside the transmission, the new carbon fibre friction lining in the baulk rings provides more comfortable gear shifts, and a dry sump lubrication system ensures a more efficient oil supply.

  • 7-speed M double-clutch transmission

    Shift gears without interruption, without using the clutch and without slowing down. The 7-speed M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic makes this possible. Gears can be changed automatically or manually using the gearshift paddles on the steering wheel or the gear lever. Launch Control guarantees maximum acceleration from a standing start.

ACTIVE M DIFFERENTIAL.

ACTIVE M DIFFERENTIAL.

The Active M differential optimises traction and driving stability when changing lanes or accelerating out of a bend. When taking bends at high speeds or on different road surfaces, traction is optimised with the help of an electronically operated device. This reduces the difference in revolution speed between the rear wheels.

ADAPTIVE M SUSPENSION.

ADAPTIVE M SUSPENSION.

By electronically regulating the shock absorbers, Adaptive M suspension automatically ensures the vehicle is perfectly tuned to suit the driving conditions. The suspension settings can be modified for high comfort or sporty dynamics via the COMFORT, SPORT and SPORT+ modes on the Driving Experience Control.

MOTORSPORT FEELING. ALL YEAR ROUND.

The transfer of innovative motorsport technology into the standard production cars is a focal point of BMW M GmbH. This is why the new BMW M3 Sedan achieves a perfect balance between adrenaline-charged performance and everyday utility.

  • Launch Control

    Launch Control allows maximum acceleration from a standing start. It adjusts the engine to its ideal starting speed, and the M double-clutch transmission constantly sets the gearshift points so that when shifting up, the next optimal engine speed is available.

  • M Driver

    M Drive allows for individual configuration of the DSC mode, the appearance of the BMW Head-Up Display and personal driver profiles. From comfortable gliding to a sporty and highly responsive set-up, you can adjust the engine, damper, steering characteristics and transmission. Activation is a simple touch of the two M buttons integrated into the multifunction steering wheel.

  • M Servotronic

    M Servotronic adjusts the power steering to suit the current speed so gives a direct and precise steering response, even at high speeds. It also ensures supreme comfort by minimising the physical effort required for steering, as well as maximising agility when parking, manoeuvring or navigating twisted roads.

  • M dynamic mode

    M Dynamic Mode, a function of Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), allows a certain degree of wheel slip, thus noticeably improving driving dynamics. While the DSC works against understeer and oversteer, the M Dynamic Mode enables the full exploitation of the car's maximum longitudinal and lateral driving potential.

ULTIMATE BRAKES.

Crucial to the highly dynamic driving experience in the new BMW M3 Sedan is the braking system. With gripping precision and efficiency, M Compound brakes and the optional M Carbon ceramic brakes are top achievers in terms of response and performance.

  • M compound brake

    Thanks to the use of various materials, M compound brakes achieve outstanding deceleration values, are extremely stable and highly durable. They also weigh less, thus improving agility, dynamics and acceleration. The Blue metallic brake callipers with the M logo are the hallmark of these high-performance M brakes.

  • M Carbon ceramic brake

    The M Carbon ceramic brakes deliver stopping power more directly. They’re non-corrosive, resistant to abrasion, tolerant of more heat and contribute to a lower vehicle weight, thus improving agility and acceleration. Matt Gold-coloured brake callipers with the M logo make them visible from outside the car.