The new 2017 BMW M3 is arguably one of the best high-performance sedans you get in the market today. With features such as a fiery turbocharged acceleration, well-appointed interior, stout brakes, a highly capable handling, bountiful of technologies, and laudable ride manners, there’s no doubt the M3 is a class act both on the street and at the track. The BMW M3 USA release date should be expected sometime in early of 2017.
‘So far so good.’ That’s what BMW has to say about the M3 which is now marking three years of production. Ever since the model debuted into the segment, there’s no better word than to say the M3 run in the market so far has been eventful. Just like the M4, it chats its own evolutionary path. Power is offered by the turbocharge six-cylinder engine instead of the natural aspirator that has characterized the M division.
The BMW i3 2017 specs are still defined mechanically by the 3 Series in most respects. It borrows heavily from the 3 Series interior and exterior design, too. However, it comes with distinctive stylish flourishes, engine specifications, and chassis tuning. Other unique features available for the M3 include an M-specific suspension, a sophisticated active differential, razor-sharp handling, and a power output of about 425 hp. throw in premium technologies and materials and you’ve got a vehicle that undoubtedly musters anything from a regular car.
There isn’t a shortage of vehicles here in terms of price and performance. For those who’d want to check around, rivals to expect include the 2017 Cadillac ATS-V, the Mercedes-AMG C63, BMW 340i, Audi S4, and the Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG. Pleasing options, no doubt, but the BMW M3 specs 2017 continue to propel it to new levels few ca rival directly.
2017 BMW M3 Interior & Exterior Changes
Some of the BMW M3 accessories include keyless ignition and entry, a performance exhaust system, adaptive xenon headlights, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension system, cruise control, driver memory settings, a heated 10-way power front seats, an active locking differential, leather upholstery, carbon-fiber interior accents, automatic wipers, automatic dual-zone climate control, leather upholstery, a sport body kit, exclusive exterior body panels, and auto-dimming and power-folding heated mirrors.
Equipment offered include a USB audio input, a sixteen-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, an 8.8” display screen, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, a CD player, satellite and HD radio, a suite of BMW’s iDrive applications, and an auxiliary audio jack.
Options provided by the Executive package include a heated steering wheel, front and rear parking sensors, a 360-degree view camera, and a heads-up display. Those offered by the Driver Assistance Plus package include a surround-view camera system, lane-departure warning, automatic emergency braking, a speed limit display, blind-spot monitoring, and a frontal collision warning system. The Lighting package offers features such as automatic high-beam control, and LED adaptive headlights.
Options termed standalone include a sunroof, adaptive suspension dampers, nineteen-inch wheels, upgraded carbon-ceramic brakes, a power rear sunshade, and a self-parking system.
Exterior BMW M colors: Silverstone Metallic, Austin Yellow Metallic, Yas Marina Blue Metallic, Champagne Quartz Metallic, Tanzanite Blue Metallic, Alpine White, Smoked Topaz Metallic, Mineral Gray Metallic, Azurite Black Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Sakhir Orange Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, and Mineral Gray Metallic. Slight alterations can be expected on its release date.
2017 BMW M3 Engine Specs
A choice of either a six-speed manual or an M-DCT (seven-speed automated manual transmission) is available for pairing with the turbocharged 3.0L six-cylinder engine that is rated at 406 lbs. ft. of torque and 425 horsepower.
0-60 mph with the M-DCT takes a blistering 3.9 seconds, and 4.1 seconds with the six-speed. EPA estimates the fuel economy for the M-DCT to stand at 17/24/19 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 17/26/20 mpg with the six-speed.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 2.7 in. (110.7 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 3.9 in. (183.9 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1.9 in. (73.9 in.)
Passenger volume: 96 cu ft
Cargo volume: 1 cu ft
Curb weight: 3540 lbs.
Top Speed: 163 mph
0-60: 3.9 sec
MPG: 17/26 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Alpine White, Austin Yellow Metallic, Azurite Black Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, Champagne Quartz Metallic, Mineral Grey Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Sakhir Orange Metallic, Silverstone Metallic, Smoked Topaz Metallic, Tanzanite Blue Metallic, Yas Marina Blue Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A
2017 BMW M3 Price & Release Date
Availability for the M3 should be expected sometime in early 2017. As for the 2017 BMW M3 sedan price, expect a starting point of around $63,500. The price is speculative at the moment as BMW is yet to announce the prices.
Also, the 2017 BMW M3 Competition package tacks on the M Suspension, albeit ‘extensively tuned’ with new anti-roll bars, dampers, and new springs.