2016 BMW M3 Release Date, MSRP, Colors, Price – Very few vehicles carry as much weight among its fans as the BMW M3. For a couple of decades now, the model has been able to set the benchmark for seamless combination of handling and acceleration of a sports car with the comfort and room of an entry-level luxury sedan.
For 2016, the vehicle will is based on the latest-generation 3 Series just like in the previous model. However, you might notice that this review has referred to the M3 as a 4-door sedan. Fret not, as there is an available two-door coupe and convertible version. The vehicles have simply been renamed M4 and have been covered in a separate review on our site. Irrespective of the body style, these M cars will certainly have a way to make their enthusiasts very content.
Much of the joy that comes from being an M3 fan, like I am, lies under the hood, where an agile turbocharged inline-6 is able to crank out 425 hp. More details will follow in the Engine Specs section below.
As impressive as the upcoming 2016 BMW M3 might sound, it is set to face some stiff rivalry, nonetheless. Key in the competition is the Mercedes-AMG C63 sedan, which sports a turbocharged V8 engine capable of yielding 503 hp. Alternatively, another potential rival is the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V. Despite the fierceness in the market, the new 2016 BMW M3 will emerge victorious on many fronts due to its striking balance in its offerings.
Exterior Colors & Interior Changes – 2016 BMW M3
The vehicle, just like its previous model, will be available as a four door, five passenger high performance car based on the 3 series coupe.
The M3 will feature adaptive xenon headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels with summer tires, auto-dimming mirrors, leather upholstery, automatic wipers, heated 10-way power front seats (with four-way power lumbar), fold-down rear seats, driver memory settings, dual-zone automatic climate control and adaptive cruise control. Technology features include a navigation system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, an 8.8-inch display screen, BMW’s iDrive controller interface, a suite of applications under the BMW ConnectedDrive banner, and a 9-speaker audio system with a USB/iPod interface, HD radio, CD player and an auxiliary audio jack.
An optional Executive package adds parking sensors, headlamp washers, keyless entry and ignition, heated rear seats, a head-up display, a rearview camera and satellite radio and a heated steering wheel. The Lighting package further adds automatic high-beam control and adaptive LED headlights. The Driver Assistance package gets you lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, a side- and top-view camera system, frontal-collision warning, automatic braking for collision mitigation and speed limit info.
Stand-alone options include upgraded carbon-ceramic brakes, 19-inch wheels, adaptive suspension dampers, a power rear sunshade, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system and automated parallel-parking assist.
Engine Specs For the New 2016 BMW M3
Under the hood of the M3 is a 3.0L inline 6-cylinder powerplant capable of churning out 425 hp and 406 pounds of torque. Revving of the engine is expected to be as high as 7,600 rpm.
There will be two available transmissions: an optional 7-speed automated transmission with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters and a standard 6-speed manual with automated rev-matching. With the former transmission system whilst utilizing the integrated launch control feature, the new 2016 BMW M3 will be able to deliver a 0-60 mph dash in a record 3.9 seconds. On the other hand, the 6-speed will achieve the same spring in 4.1 seconds.
Another feature provided as standard is the automatic engine stop-start function. No details have been published by EPA pertaining the fuel consumption, however, going by last year model, the 2016 BMW M3 should be expected to improve slightly on the 17/26/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined figures of the previous model.
The automobile giant is conscious of the fact that at such top speeds, although they have not released those for 2016 M3, are crucial for safety of its driver and passengers. Therefore, the M3 will come standard with antilock brakes, front side airbags, traction and stability control, front knee protection airbags and side curtain airbags.
Optional safety features include front and rear parking sensors, rearview and top-down cameras, blind-spot monitoring, frontal collision warning, lane-departure warning, and automatic braking for frontal collision mitigation. High-performance carbon-ceramic brake discs are also optionally provided.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 2.7 in. (110.7 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 3.9 in. (183.9 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1.9 in. (73.9 in.)
Passenger volume: 96 cu ft
Cargo volume: 1 cu ft
Curb weight: 3540 lbs.
Top Speed: 163 mph
0-60: 3.9 sec
MPG: 17/26 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Alpine White, Austin Yellow Metallic, Azurite Black Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, Champagne Quartz Metallic, Mineral Grey Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Sakhir Orange Metallic, Silverstone Metallic, Smoked Topaz Metallic, Tanzanite Blue Metallic, Yas Marina Blue Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A
Price & Date of Release For 2016 BMW M3
According to some independent sources, we should expect to see the vehicle unleashed anywhere in the beginning of next year. The 2016 BMW M3 should set you back by an MSRP of $62,000 or more, off course depending on the trim model you prefer. The models that are also releasing their latest products in the segment include the 2016 Audi S4 and the 2016 Porsche Cayman model that may pose a large threat to the beemer.