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BMW M3, M4 twins revealed: 317kW, 550Nm, 0-100km/h in 4.1sec

The BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe have been unveiled, revealing a pair of all-new sports cars set to launch simultaneously and go on sale in Australia in mid 2014...

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BMW M3 and M4 revealed in leaked images
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BMW M3 and M4 revealed in leaked images

Images of the BMW M3 and BMW M4 performance twins have leaked online just hours out from the cars' official unveiling. The shots reveal almost every angle of the fifth-generation M3, which will be available exclusively as a four-door sedan for the first time ever, and its M4 sibling, which replaces the M3 Coupe as the two-door hardtop offering...


2014 BMW M3 spied undisguised
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2014 BMW M3 spied undisguised

The 2014 BMW M3 has been spied completely free of camouflage while on an official filming shoot. Spotted by a keen-eyed motorcycle rider – and his helmet-mounted camera – the all-new production-ready fifth-generation BMW M3 carries over the aggressive front bumper and power dome bonnet bulge seen on the two-door M4 Coupe concept...


BMW M4: DTM champion called in to help tune chassis
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BMW M4: DTM champion called in to help tune chassis

BMW has called in its DTM championship-winning driver to help in an extensive round of chassis set-up and tuning for its upcoming BMW M4 coupe. Held at Germany's Nuburgring Nordschleife circuit, the 2012 DTM champion, French-born Canadian Bruno Spengler, was put behind the wheel to lap the 20.8km course...


BMW M3, M4: 3.0-litre twin-turbo, 316kW and "far beyond" 500Nm
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BMW M3, M4: 3.0-litre twin-turbo, 316kW and "far beyond" 500Nm

Mechanical details of the forthcoming BMW M3 sedan and BMW M4 coupe have finally been released, with a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine and six-speed manual transmission now officially confirmed. BMW has announced both M3 and M4 models will weigh "just under" 1500kg and be powered by a "high-revving" (more than 7500rpm) 3...


BMW M3: next-gen performance sedan spied
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BMW M3: next-gen performance sedan spied

The fifth-generation BMW M3 has been caught testing in Germany wearing only light camouflage. With most of its squiggle war paint now removed, the all-new – and now exclusively four-door – BMW M3 can be seen in almost all its glory. At the front, narrow headlights, a new double-bar kidney grille, deep air intakes and a power dome-equipped bonnet are all shared with the recently spied two-door M3 replacement, the BMW M4...


BMW M3, M4 engine note teased
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BMW M3, M4 engine note teased

The engine note that will be emitted from the new BMW M3 sedan and  M4 coupe has been teased in a clip released by the carmaker's M Division. The brief clip shows a 'tuner' – or rather, a model wearing glasses – working on a laptop in front of the new performance car. The engine is revved in front of him several times before the car drives off...


BMW M3 coupe production ends
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BMW M3 coupe production ends

It's official; BMW has announced production of the BMW M3 coupe has come to an end. Tracing its heritage back to the first-generation E30 from 1986, more than 40,000 examples of the fourth- and final-generation BMW M3 coupe have been produced at the Bavarian car maker’s Regensburg plant since its 2007 launch...


BMW M3: weight reduction confirmed for next generation
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BMW M3: weight reduction confirmed for next generation

The next generation BMW M3 will weigh less than the current model, a BMW M division senior executive has revealed. BMW M division head of sales operations management Jorg Bartels confirmed exclusively to CarAdvice that the next generation M3 would weigh less than the outgoing 1605kg sedan. “The target is that we have a weight reduction,” told Bartels...


2014 BMW M4 Coupe and 4 Series Convertible spied
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2014 BMW M4 Coupe and 4 Series Convertible spied

The 2014 BMW M3 Coupe, expected to be called the BMW M4 Coupe, has been caught with the least amount of camouflage we’ve yet seen. It has also been caught alongside final-round testing of the BMW 4 Series Convertible. The BMW M4 coupe is confirmed by BMW for a mid-2014 reveal alongside its near-twin M3 sedan...


BMW M3 sedan spied winter testing
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BMW M3 sedan spied winter testing

The next-generation BMW M3 sedan has been snapped by CarAdvice's spy photographers while traversing snow-covered roads while undergoing winter testing. Seen for the first time in white paint rather than the black of previous prototypes, the latest BMW M3 test car’s boot spoiler and bigger carbon ceramic brakes show development of the new sports sedan is continuing to progress...


BMW M3 Pure: $125,000 M-car icon
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BMW M3 Pure: $125,000 M-car icon

The BMW M3 Pure Coupe has been released with a $125,000 starting price, giving M fans and driving enthusiasts the opportunity to get behind the wheel of genuine Bavarian brilliance for less. At $30,000 below the standard $155,100 M3, the BMW M3 Pure has had its specification list reworked to focus more on drivers and driving...


BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition marks stellar return to racing
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BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition marks stellar return to racing

The BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition has been released to mark the German brand's triumphant return to DTM racing after almost 20 years away from the German touring car series. Limited to 54 cars worldwide, the BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition takes inspiration from BMW Motorsport’s success in the 2012 season, this year claiming victory in the manufacturers’ and team standings, as well as in the drivers’ title, with Canadian driver Bruno Spengler finishing in top spot...


2012 BMW M3 Review
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2012 BMW M3 Review

Five years after its introduction, the BMW M3 remains a brilliant compact luxury sports car - looking its best in coupe form. A new-generation M3 is due in 2013 that will follow other cars such as the M5 and 1M from BMW's performance division, switching to a smaller-capacity (six-cylinder) engine with turbochargers...

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2014 BMW M3 / M4 Spy Photos
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2014 BMW M3 / M4 Spy Photos

Photos of the upcoming BMW M3 or M4 have surfaced with the car undergoing testing in Europe. Although the naming convention is still unconfirmed, rumours suggest that the sedan will be called M3 and the coupe and convertible will take the M4 badge. Technical details of the car are extremely scarce but BMW of North America CEO, Ludwigh Willisch, has confirmed to BMW blog that it will be an inline turbocharged six-cylinder engine...


New BMW M3 getting turbocharged inline-six: confirmed
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New BMW M3 getting turbocharged inline-six: confirmed

The president of BMW North America has confirmed the all-new BMW M3 will be powered by a turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine. In an interview with BMW-enthusiast blog BimmerPost, Ludwig Willisch confirmed the next-generation M3 would get its power from a boosted inline-six, dropping the current model’s V8 and ending suggestions of a turbocharged V6...


BMW M5 and M3 M Performance Editions revealed
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BMW M5 and M3 M Performance Editions revealed

The BMW M5 and M3 M Performance Editions have been revealed in a video and a series of new photos. Featured in three colours - Frozen Red, Frozen White and Frozen Blue – the 30 UK-bound limited edition models feature matt black 20-inch alloy wheels, black leather interior and matching piano black cabin trim...


2012 BMW M3 Coupe Pure Edition II: 50 confirmed for Australia
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2012 BMW M3 Coupe Pure Edition II: 50 confirmed for Australia

BMW has confirmed a limited production run of 50 BMW M3 Coupe Pure Edition II models exclusively for Australia. BMW Australia says it experienced “overwhelming demand” for the first M3 Pure Edition models. All 100 sold out “in record time”, boosting M3 sales in Australia by almost 10 per cent last year...


2014 BMW M3 sedan spy shots
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2014 BMW M3 sedan spy shots

BMW has been spotted once again testing a prototype of the next-generation BMW M3 sedan. This time the prototype was spotted testing on public streets. Although the M3 is a focused performance car, it is renowned for its split personality, capable of performing on the track as well as a luxury vehicle on the road...


BMW M3 Black Edition on sale in Australia
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BMW M3 Black Edition on sale in Australia

Matt black cars seem to be all the rage at the moment, and BMW is cashing in on their appeal. It has launched what it calls the BMW M3 Black Edition, and there are only a handful making their way down under. Twelve cars have been allocated to dealers already, and for an additional $17,100 over the standard M3, you get a raft of exterior and interior enhancements...


BMW M3 sedan could arrive before coupe
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BMW M3 sedan could arrive before coupe

One of our favourite cars here in the CarAdvice office is the ballistic BMW M3. Whether it's the stunning coupe or the practical sedan version, it's a brilliantly engaging drive, which is set to be improved upon by the release of the 2012 model. But in a first for the brand, the four-door M3 could be released before its coupe equivalent...


2014 BMW M3 spied on the Nurburgring again
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2014 BMW M3 spied on the Nurburgring again

BMW has been spotted once again testing a prototype version of the next BMW M3. The new version will launch in sedan form first, with the new coupe possibly set for an 'M4' badge later on. The BMW M3 will initially be available as a sedan. With the new BMW 3 Series coupe and convertible range rumoured to be called the BMW 4 Series, some have suggested the BMW M4 badge could debut on the upcoming high-performance coupe and convertible versions...


2014 BMW M3 spy shots
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2014 BMW M3 spy shots

BMW has been spotted testing a prototype version of the upcoming new BMW M3. This is the first time our spy photographers have captured the new model showcasing a relatively revealing exterior. The new 2012 BMW 3 Series hasn't even been released but it hasn't stopped BMW's M division getting hold of the new model and starting work on the next BMW M3...


Audi Q7 Ute takes on BMW M3 Ute
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Audi Q7 Ute takes on BMW M3 Ute

The Germans are famous for playing follow the leader with new vehicle designs. Mercedes-Benz famously came out with the CLS, and BMW and Audi responded with the 5 Series GT and the A7 Sportback. The M-Class was followed by the X5 and Q7, and more recently Q5 has matched X3 and Q3 will take on X1...


BMW DTM M3 Concept Car and Audi A5 DTM render unveiled
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BMW DTM M3 Concept Car and Audi A5 DTM render unveiled

BMW and Audi have released details of the racing cars they plan to enter into the 2012 season of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) German touring car championship. BMW unveiled its all-new BMW M3 DTM Concept Car at the company's headquarters in Munich. The new M3 DTM will mark BMW's return to the championship after a 20-year absence...


BMW to end M3 Sedan production in September
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BMW to end M3 Sedan production in September

While BMW has just announced the M3 CRT, the lightened and fettled version of its M3 sedan, we've received notification that the M3 Sedan's days are numbered. A spokesperson for BMW told CarAdvice today that the M3 Sedan would end production in September this year, meaning anyone who wants four-door practicality but has a hankering for power, will have to put their order in very soon...


BMW M3 CRT sedan unveiled
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BMW M3 CRT sedan unveiled

BMW and M Division have unveiled a very special edition at the Nurburgring 24 Hour event called the BMW M3 CRT sedan. With an emphasis on lightweight construction (hence the Carbon Racing Technology name), the M3 CRT sedan is like a four-door version of the circuit-ready M3 GTS. It offers the same engine package as the GTS coupe as well, consisting of a standard M3-derived 4...


BMW M3 Carbon Edition announced in China
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BMW M3 Carbon Edition announced in China

BMW has just unveiled another special edition of the M3 which will be available exclusively in China. Called the BMW M3 Carbon Edition, it features, predictably, loads of carbon fibre details. Engine specifications remain unchanged. The BMW M3 Carbon Edition showcases plenty of carbon fibre inside and out, almost giving the car an all-new look...


BMW X3 M to share tri-turbo 3.2L engine with next M3: rumour
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BMW X3 M to share tri-turbo 3.2L engine with next M3: rumour

According to various international reports, BMW is working on releasing a BMW X3 M, a smaller version of the BMW X5 M. Rumour has it that it will feature an all-new triple-turbo 3.2-litre six-cylinder engine, which might also be shared with the next-generation BMW M3...


BMW S 1000 RR v BMW M3

What happens when you put a BMW S 1000 RR motorbike against a BMW M3 on track?