BMW M3 saloon (2014-2019): owner reviews

"The BMW M3 is a legendary name among supersaloons, but while the latest version is good, its rivals have caught up"

Carbuyer Rating

2.9 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.7 out of 5

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Owner Reviews

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    5 out of 5

    Car Details

    Model

    Competition

    Year

    2018

    Avg annual mileage

    15,000 – 19,999

    Owned

    Less than a year

    Bought Car

    Used

    Typical MPG

    29
    Tell us what you think about your car?
    Although relatively new, my M3 Competition is proving a remarkable car to drive. It has masses of power and when matched to the autobox makes driving a real hoot. The revised suspension settings of the Competition and multi function selection modes to the gearbox, dampers, steering and engine give you as much or as little electronic input as a driver needs. Other high perfomance car manufacturers could learn from BMW here as its not over intrusive. A Golf R with all the gimmicks made my driving hell for 18 months as it was so over the top and would never allow you to "drive" the car. The DSG is worth a mention as it is very good. Jaguar need to get hold of this box as it runs rings around the ZF effort which I found so poor in my last car. It is not a cheap car to own or run, but you will know that before you buy one. Late 20's mpg at best, but if you want economy why look here anyway! I never understand the criticism of performance vehicles about fuel usage..... buy a Smart ForTwo! Would also suggest purchasing a Service Pack, in this case will save you over a three year ownership. Great car, great fun, especially with the latest 2018 modifications.
    Would you recommend the car to a friend?

    5 out of 5

    Car Details

    Model

    Comp pack

    Year

    2017

    Avg annual mileage

    10,000 – 14,999

    Owned

    1 - 2 years

    Bought Car

    New

    Typical MPG

    25
    Tell us what you think about your car?
    Excellent car. Great speed, handling and build quality. Power and grip is brilliant, yet can be used as an everyday family car. Boot easily takes 7-8 bags of shopping.
    Would you recommend the car to a friend?

    4 out of 5

    Car Details

    Year

    2016

    Avg annual mileage

    15,000 – 19,999

    Owned

    1 - 2 years

    Bought Car

    Used

    Typical MPG

    22
    Tell us what you think about your car?
    Tremendous performance, masses of mid range power but it can be a handful in the wet. The door seals are a little noisy at low speed, I find steering fine some don't – it's very responsive and the car is extremely agile. You have to treat it with respect – it can turn from a easy to drive town car into a aggressive animal otherwise. The double clutch gearbox is brilliant with no lag between changes. However, the fuel consumption is not even close to the advertised figure unless you travel at 10 mph.
    Would you recommend the car to a friend?

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