How Fast Is the New BMW M3?

November 15, 2020
2021 Metallic Green BMW M3

As a recent TopSpeed review puts it, the new M3 “comes with extra power, AWD, and more Bimmerness than ever before.” Intriguing! But before we dig into performance specs, let’s answer the question on everyone’s mind: how fast is the BMW M3?

BMW M3 Top Speed

How fast is the BMW M3? Fast enough! It reaches a governed top speed of 155 mph. The optional M Driver’s Package bumps that up to 180 mph. What’s powering this high performance beast? The M3 features a 3.0 L inline six cylinder engine that churns out 473 horsepower (503 horses for the M Driver’s Package) and 405 lb ft of torque. The 2021 M3 hits 0 – 60 in 4.1 seconds. It is not the fastest car on the road, but it is one of the most fun and exciting to drive.

If you love manual transmissions, this only adds to the fun. The M3 is the only car in its class that offers a standard transmission. For many fans, this can be a deal-maker when it comes to selecting a vehicle. Oh yeah, and it’s AWD! Go anywhere, and go boldly.

BMW made some strategic changes to the exterior of the 2021 M3; we see a compact four door body that helps strike a more aggressive and athletic note in the updated model. The stance is wide and low, and the iconic brand has added a huge kidney grille, quad exhaust tips, flared fenders, rear trunk spoiler, larger front fascia intakes, and a slight increase in exterior dimensions. All in all, these are excellent updates that mark the M3 as a performance machine. 

Inside, you can expect all the touches that we know and love from BMW, including a new steering wheel design, heated seats, heated steering wheel options, all-digital gauge cluster, optional carbon seats, an advanced infotainment platform, plenty of premium materials, and a full suite of driver’s assist technology. 

If you’re interested in the M3, visit the BMW experts at Braman in West Palm Beach. A perk our clients can enjoy is access to a supervised racing course – so you can really see how fast the BMW M3 is!

Category: BMW M3