The new 2017 BMW M3 is one of the high-performance sedans available today. It is arguably a class act on both the track and the street. Some of the appealing features of the BMW M3 2017 include an upscale and well-equipped interior, stout brakes, feisty turbocharged acceleration, agreeable ride quality, and a highly capable handling. The BMW M3 release date should be expected sometime in early 2017.
This year will mark the third year of production for the M3, and there’s no doubt the small super-sedan has been eventful. BMW purists, however, had had an initial backlash due to the German marque depart from the M models’ long tradition of using natural aspiration engines. Lately, however, the protest have rescinded.
Review In A Nutshell
The 2017 BMW M3 interior and exterior design cues are borrowed heavily from the 3 Series model from which it is based. But even so, it comes with its own distinguishing features that are noticeably present on its engine specs, styling flourishes, and chassis tuning. In fact, the only significant similarity that the M3 and the 3 Series offer is the 3.0L displacement.
Strength Of The New Engine
In terms of performance specs, BMW says the new M3 is capable of producing a whopping 425 hp. Add an M-specific suspension, adaptive dampers, razor-sharp handling, and super steering, and you’ve got an excellent vehicle that far eclipses anything the regular car can muster.
We envy the choices available for shoppers shopping in this class. Some of the alternatives to consider include the Cadillac ATS-V, the Mercedes-AMG C63, BMW 340i, Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG, and the Audi A4.
The 2017 Audi A4 redesign, for instance, tacks on features like increased engine power rated at 248 horsepower and 273 lbs. ft. of torque – an improvement of 32 hp and 15 lbs. ft. of torque over the previous model. Also, it gains new driver assistance features and more interior volume. The Audi A4 2017 price starts from $37,300.
Trim Levels For The New 2017 BMW M3
Based on the BMW 3 Series, the newest model is offered in one single-equipped trim model available with a dizzying selection of options. The 2017 BMW M3 GTS specs, according to BMW, have also been spruced up. But details are still under wraps for now. Full specs will, nonetheless, be offered on its release date.
Interior And The Exterior Of The New 2017 BMW M3
Some of the standard features available for the M3 include auto-dimming mirrors, carbon-fiber interior accents, exclusive exterior body panels, adaptive xenon headlights, a performance exhaust system, carbon fiber interior accents, auto-dimming heated mirrors, a sport-tuned suspension system, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, driver memory settings, a leather upholstery, keyless ignition and entry, a sport kit, an active locking differential, an automatic dual-zone climate control, a fold-down rear seatbacks, heated 10-way power front seats, and automatic wipers.
Standard technologies available include a USB port, a navigation system, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, an 8.8” display screen, a sixteen-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, a CD player, an auxiliary audio jack, a suite of applications available on the ConnectedDrive banner, and HD radio.
Options available on the both the Driver Assistance Plus and the Executive packages include adaptive LED headlights, automatic emergency braking, a surround-view camera system, a speed limit display, blind sports monitoring, a rearview camera, parking sensors, and lane-departure warning system.
Stand-alone options include a self-parking system, nineteen-inch wheels, a power rear sunshade, and upgraded carbon-ceramic brakes. More options, of course, are offered also. Full specs will be available on its release date.
What Are The Engine Specs?
As already mentioned above, the new model is based on the 3 Series and shares the familiar turbocharged 3.0L inline six-cylinder engine rated at 425 horsepower and 406 lbs. ft. of torque. Transmission pairing is done by either the optional seven-speed automated manual or the standard six-speed manual.
With the M-DCT, expect the 2017 BMW M3 0-60 mph to take approximately 4.1 seconds. EPA preliminary data shows the BMW M3 mpg with the manual should check in at 17/26/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
2017 BMW M3 Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the new model will most likely make a debut sometime in early 2017 bearing price tag of about $$63,500.
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