Author: Curtis Farrell |

Do you know the feeling when something is nearly ideal but you still want even more from it? Maybe that’s the reason why BMW offers the BMW M Series – the line of high-performance versions of already great BMW cars. The BMW M3 Sedan is one of the legends of the series – it has the history of success similar to the Porsche 911.

2016 BMW M3

The MSRP for the 2016 BMW M3 starts at $63,500. For this price, you will get a state-of-the-art sedan with a 3.0 liter, inline 6-cylinder engine with M TwinPower Turbo Technology containing 425 hp. It can carry you from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds or even faster if you purchase the optional 7-speed M Double-clutch Transmission (DCT) with Drivelogic that costs $2,900. Additional features also include M Carbon Ceramic Brakes ($8,150), Adaptive M Suspension ($1,000) and 19″ light alloy wheels ($1,200).

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2016 BMW M3 Sedan © BMW AG

BMW M3’s Generations

The BMW M3 has been around since 1985. Its evolution can be divided into several generations: from 1985 to 1992 as the E30 (first generation), from 1992 to 1999 as the E36 (second generation), from 2000 to 2006 as the E46 (third generation), from 2006 to 2013 as the E90/92/93 (fourth generation), and from 2014 as the F80 (fifth generation). The F80 M3, as well as its coupe version known as the M4, were revealed at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

BMW M3’s Future

BMW M3 is the legendary racing car with lots of fans around the world. It may be not as popular as Porsche 911 but it is still one of a kind. There’s always room for improvements, so BMW and its in-house motorsport division, BMW M, will most likely continue the work on improving the iconic high-performance sedan.