BMW M3 Gets Facelift


The BMW M3 has received a facelift with minor changes. Let's see what it's all about.

Following a facelift back in 2015, BMW’s M3 has returned to the surgeon table for a round of enhancements. This latest facelift is rather minor, with the biggest change coming from a revised front fascia that closely resembles the recently facelifted M4 Coupe.

Apart from its revised face, the BMW M3 remains much the same as before and it will be powered by the familiar 6-cylinder, 3.0-litre biturbo engine that offers 317 kW and 550 Nm of torque. If those numbers don’t satisfy your performance needs, you can opt for the Competition Package that increases power output to 331 kW. A 6-speed manual or 7-speed dual-clutch transmission will put power to the road and ensure brisk acceleration. The standard M3 automatic is capable of a zero to 100 kph time of 4.1 seconds while the Performance version is marginally faster at 4.0 seconds.

Local pricing will be announced closer to the M3’s arrival in South Africa. We're yet to hear from BMW SA in terms of local availability, but as soon as we hear, we'll update accordingly.

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