9 May 2014
Review

This new version of the M3 is the latest in a long line of high-performance rear-drive BMWs, but it's the first M3 with a turbocharged engine. Can it live up to the pedigree of its predecessors? Steve Sutcliffe finds out.

Read the definitive BMW M3 review here.

Find out how the M3's sibling, the new BMW M4, compares here.

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Wrongaloid 15 May 2014

Squeally good

Great car and a good review. But can you dial down the volume of the tyre squealing, and turn Steve up a bit. Maybe its my old ears, . I love hearing an engine but tyres are like nails down a blackboard
igirl 11 May 2014

If you prefer the V8

I am selling my M3 CRT (V8 450hp, only 67 units worldwide)
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Cobnapint 10 May 2014

4 and a half stars - all day long

Come on Steve, only 4 stars for a car that has EVERYTHING going for it except that extra sonic icing on the cake. It sounded alright on the video - I don't know how they could have upped the game there without being accused of going Aston Martin/Jag over the top or faking it through the cars speakers. Now that IS taking the mic.