If you are looking for the new and high-performance luxury sedan to buy, we highly recommend you to go for the 2016 BMW M3 0-60. For2016 model year, the new BMW M3 receives several notable updates, including Harman Kardon premium audio, keyless ignition and entry, and satellite radio that are now available as standard. Apart from that, the new M3 for 2016 model year also features new LED taillights, an improved navigation system, and some minor changes in interior trim.
The 2016 model year marks BMW M3’s second year of production for the company’s latest small super-sedan. Just like its two-door M4 cousin, the latest M3 test the M division tradition of the company with its new turbo inline-6 engine under the hood. This hints the departure from the M3’s long history of natural aspiration without any added boost incorporated. While it’s true the purists unleash their rage knowing this fact, you’ll realize soon that the current M3 is after all still a singular machine as you sit in the pilot’s seat.
The 4-door 5-passenger sedan is designed based on the BMW 3 Series. It is rich in standard features, including such as 18-inch alloy wheels with summer tires, an active locking differential, exclusive exterior body panels, a sport body kit, leather upholstery, heated 10-way power front seats, and carbon-fiber accents for interior. Standard technology features are also abundant with audio and Bluetooth phone connectivity, the BMW ConnectedDrive banner for a suite of apps, a 16-speajer Harman Kardon sound system, and an 8.8-inch display screen. Add a sunroof without any additional cost if you are so inclined.
Under the hood, the 2016 BMW M3 features a turbo inline 6-cylinder with 3.0 liters of displacement, cranking out total output of 425 horsepower and torque of 406 lb.-ft. The engine can be paired with either a standard 6-speed manual with automated rev-matching, or an optional 7-speed automated manual transmission aka M-DCT with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
The engine is EPA-rated at 20 mpg combined with the standard manual transmission. For 2016 M3 with M-DCT, the number drops to 19 mpg combined. Saving fuel can be made easier with automatic engine stop-and-start, which comes standard on every M3 models. This high-performance sedan is also real quick. The M3 with 6-speed manual can sprint from 0 to 60 mph n 4.4 seconds without launch control. Launch control is standard with M-DCT, which boosts the BMW M3 0-60 only in 3.9 seconds.