The all-new BMW M3 (Codenamed G80) is here with improvements in every department. The M3 looks a lot like the basic BMW 3 series, but it packs the performance required of a race-car driver. That is evident from the fact that BMW has decided to keep the manual transmission in the mix for those of us who love shifting gears.
The 2021 BMW M3 will have the same 3.0-liter inline-6 engine found in the latest Supra. This engine, with the help of intelligent tuning, will make 473 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque, while even better tuning will extract 503 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque from this engine for the M3 Competition.
The M3 Competition is a step further up the ladder when it comes to performance. It’s specifically built for those of you who are looking for some track frenzy. That’s especially true given that the Competition version gets an 8-speed transmission and all-wheel drive to go with the better-tuned engine.
BMW is offering extra performance packages as well to enhance the abilities of the M3. Buyers can opt for the ceramic brake package, for example, to improve track performance.
In terms of looks, the new BMW M3 does not look much different than its predecessor. The same goes for the interior as the M3 follows in the footsteps of the BMW 3 series. There are a few tweaks made here and there, but the 2021 M3 gets the same interior as the top of the line 3 series. There is a 12.3-inch massive infotainment screen that blends into the dash. The user can control it using buttons and knobs placed right beneath the screen in the center console.
BMW adds safety just like they add power to their cars, and as a result, the BMW M3 gets several driver-assist and safety features.
The M3 has adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert, and lane-keeping assist among more.
The base BMW M3 G80 starts at $71,895, while the M3 Competition is a few thousand dollars expensive at $73,795.
2021 G80 BMW M3:
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Gallery with the All-New 2021 G80 BMW M3 here: