Ever since it got a sizable upgrade in 2015, it seems as though the BMW’s M3 series has lulled itself into complacency. However, the 2018 BMW M3 model is likely to change all that, with numerous improvement in both the styling and the engine department. Speed, agility and class are likely going to persist throughout the series, even though it is definitely showing its age. Let’s see what the BMW has in store for the newest M3.
2018 BMW M3 Release Date
Unfortunately, this being the model that is due in more than a year and a half, it is quite difficult to gauge the exact release date. So far, the second half of 2017 is our best guess, and even this date is far from certain.
Price for 2018 BMW M3
The price tag on the new 2018 BMW M3 is also going to be a head scratcher for the time being. Earlier models used to go for roughly $65,000 for the base version, so let’s go with that, until more info comes in.
On the outside, the 2018 BMW M3 is likely to receive quite a facelift, which is not surprising considering that previous models have stuck with the “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it” mantra.
The front grille, headlamps as well as taillights are all going for an update, as will the entire construction – or so the story goes.
Apart from a new front fascia and LED lights, the selection of colors is probably going to remain as generous as you might expect. The main selling points are speed and class, and the M3 has both, in spades.
Interior of BMW M3
As for the interior, however, intelligence is even sketchier. The old chrome highlights were a nice touch, but there is likely going to be lots of fine leather for the upholstery as well.
The interior is going to sport a luxurious vibe that can be appreciated even if you are not a BMW fan, which is already unlikely.
Of course, the M3 series has always prided itself on a wide variety of customization and personalization options, but it is hard to make out which features will carry over into the 2018 model and which are not.
The specs about the infotainment system and climate control have yet to be released, and the same goes for the safety features.
BMW M3 2018 Engine
Since this is the 2018 model of the BMW’s M3 series, it is too early to know for certain what kind of machine will be the driving force behind it – or rather, under its hood.
Earlier models offered a stable 3.0 L inline-six engine that boasted 425 ponies and 405 lb-ft of torque at roughly 5,500 rpm. Of course, we should expect the 2018 model to easily trump these specs, although within a reasonable limit.
As for the transmission, the six-speed manual and seven-speed dual-clutch are probably going to make a comeback. As for the top speed, it is likely going to remain capped at 155 mph. Hopefully, the fuel efficiency will increase slightly, as previous versions could barely get more than 20 miles on a gallon, and that was on a highway.