M/// fans rejoice! The M3 is back!
That’s right, one of the most popular BMWs we’ve ever had has been sorely missed, but thankfully we now have a new M3 in the competition – in fact it’s called the M3 Competition!
We’ll get to the looks later, as some of the most interesting changes actually come under the bodywork – to start with there’s a new 3.0 litre twin turbocharged straight-six engine which puts out an incredible 503bhp and 650Nm of torque – which goes to the rear wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
All that extra power means the new M3 Competition hit 62mph in just 3.9 seconds and as always tops out at 155mph unless you buy the Drivers Package which ups it to 180mph.
So onto those looks – well that grille is the first thing you’ll notice, but just look at how aggressive the whole front end looks – we think the grille will grow on you, but imagine it coming up behind you in your rear view mirror – you’ll certainly move out of the way!
Elsewhere there are seriously swollen wheel arches to accommodate the wider track, deeper side skirts and a rear diffuser housing four 100mm exhaust tips.
Inside the excellent new 3-Series is further boosted by some very tasty seats and a few more buttons for the various M/// modes and driving configuration options.
This is one seriously fast, seriously aggressive four door saloon that is likely to be the best driver’s saloon you can buy.
Or you could win one this week with BOTB!