2014 BMW M3
The BMW M3 has long since been considered the car to get when in search of excellent power delivery along with precision handling. With this 2014 BMW M3, the burning question is if BMW have been able to do the M badge justice and provide us another fantastic BMW M3.
Churning out 425bhp from a 3.0-litre, twin turbo six cylinder replacing the old V8. The same six cylinder engine can also be found in the BMW M4 with both taking only 4.1 seconds to go from 0-62mph with the automatic gearbox whereas the manual is marginally slower, at 4.3 seconds. Both cars are limited to 155mph.
With this new six-cylinder engine, emissions are also reduced by around 25% over the outgoing V8 showing added benefits to not only things like VED costs, but general fuel costs. The automatic variant is said to reach up to 34.0mpg and 32.1mpg for the manual on average.
So the new M3 definitely has the power needed to keep you happy, but how does it feel to drive? BMW equipped the M3 with adaptive suspension which comes with three modes, Comfort, Sport or Sport+. This takes away from what some would call the M3’s less than desirable drive comfort when going through battered city roads, however thanks to the adaptive suspension, you can expect a slightly more comfortable ride. Not quite as comfortable as a range rover, but you’ll soon forgive it once you treat yourself to some B-road fun.
Prices for the M3 start at £56,175 which certainly isn’t cheap, but the M3 offers a lot of car for your money especially now that the M3 comes only with 4 doors.