The BMW M3 is a sport sedan that comes so close to perfection. Its all-wheel drive system gives you confidence in bad weather, plus heaps of grip for explosive acceleration. You can even divert all power to the rear wheels for tail-happy antics if you wish.
But numb steering and an unpleasant exhaust note distract from what otherwise is a truly exceptional vehicle. It’s the kind of car you want to be a part of, and that’s why it’s so disappointing when it starts to fall short.
For example, you can’t get a sunroof on the F80 bmw m3 specs. The reason is probably fairly simple: Reworking the assembly line to accommodate a carbon roof would be costly for such a low-volume model, and BMW likely did its typical homework and found that the take rate wouldn’t be high enough to make it worth the effort.
However, you can add a sunroof to the M3 convertible and wagon models. They also feature a panoramic glass roof that provides plenty of light and views, even when you’re driving on the highway.
The BMW M3’s cabin is nicely appointed with a bunch of standard features, including a power adjustable driver’s seat and a tilt/sliding moonroof. It also has a bunch of active safety and connectivity features, such as automatic high-beams, lane-departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, parking sensors, and a forward collision warning with pedestrian detection.
A premium sound system from Harman Kardon is standard, as are Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. You can also use voice commands to control the infotainment system. Unfortunately, the 14.9-inch touchscreen can be a little awkward to use when you’re driving, especially because it doesn’t have rotary controls.
In the back, there’s good legroom and headroom. The M3 is a bit longer than the old car, and as a result it feels a bit more spacious in the back. It also offers a 13.0 cubic-foot trunk, which is plenty of space for luggage.
The M3’s 4.0-liter V-8 is an engine that really knows how to impress. It makes 414 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, and it redlines at a screaming 8,400 rpm. The M3 also has a number of options that give it more track-focused functionality, such as a carbon fiber diffuser, a spoiler, and a bumper winglet.
The M3 has the current iteration of BMW’s well-liked infotainment system, which is controlled by a central display and a rotary knob on the center console. It has one of the best navigation systems in the business, but it can be distracting with its constant traffic updates. The car also gets a decent selection of smartphone integration apps, and you can use a variety of voice commands to open the sunroof or enter an address into the GPS. You can also pair your phone via Bluetooth to control a wide variety of audio and climate functions, though you’ll have to pay extra for a subscription-based music streaming service.