One of the fastest luxury sedans will soon hit the market improved and better than ever. This time, we are talking about 2016 BMW M3.
2016 BMW M3 exterior redesign
BMW engineers have decided to upgrade and improve new M3 in order to stay ahead with its main rivals such as Cadillac ATS-V and Mercedes –AMG C63 sedan. 2016 BMW M3 will undergo changes in many segments. However, under its hood, we will see the same engine that powers the current model. It will be lighter for around 176 pounds because of the usage of aluminum and carbon fiber. Speaking of the exterior design, new BMW will go through some minor but visible changes and refreshments. First of all, we will notice new lights. Headlamps and rear lights will be more angular and sharper now. They will get new LED technology which will provide great visibility. The tail lamps will be in a shape of L and will look very attractive. The whole body will look more aggressive than before. 2016 BMW M3 will be offered with two new exterior colors. Those will be Champagne Quartz Metallic and Smoked Topaz Metallic.
Interior design and features
The interior of 2016 BMW M3 will be upgraded as well. The cabin will be improved with new materials such as carbon fiber, chrome, leather etc. The sporty seats will be more comfortable. As for the technology, buyers will be able to choose between several packages. Therefore, new BMW will be offered with satellite radio, parking sensors, Blind Spot monitoring, heated rear seats and steering wheel, lane-departure warning and so on.
Engine, mpg and acceleration
2016 BMW M3 will be powered with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline six-cylinder engine. It will be able to deliver 425 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. The engine will be mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. But it will be also available with six-speed manual transmission. It will be able to reach 60 mph in only 3.9 seconds which is really amazing. With manual transmission, it will go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds. Its top speed will be 155 mph. As for the fuel efficiency, with manual gearbox, the numbers are 17/26 mpg in the city/highway drive. With DCT, it is rated at 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
Release date and price
2016 BMW M3 has already been presented to the world and should go on sale later this year. As for the price, it is expected to be around $64,000 for the base model.