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The design of the BMW M3 Saloon.

The BMW M3 Saloon’s powerful driving dynamics are nothing short of extraordinary. The large air inlets in the front guarantee optimal cooling of the M drive train in all situations. The muscular powerdome hints at the turbocharger engine beneath. Every detail serves a higher purpose and adds to the car’s iconic design. With BMW Professional Navigation, BMW ConnectedDrive Services and three years' subscription to BMW Online and Real Time Traffic Information as standard.

Exterior design.


The large air inlets in the front make it obvious at a glance: the BMW M3 Saloon was developed by M engineers for maximum performance. An impression that’s emphasised by the focussed character of the LED headlights. The car’s motorsport origins are then made perfectly clear by the black double slats on the kidney grille, complete with the distinctive M emblem.
The side view unites form and function optimally in typical M fashion. The curved roof line combines the silhouette of a four door saloon with the character of a high performance sports car. Its black carbon roof gives the vehicle a lower slung look, reduces its overall weight and lowers its centre of gravity – for even sportier driving. The Air Curtain and Air Breather with M gills add an aerodynamic finishing touch to the vehicle.
At the rear, the dynamic-looking L-shaped LED rear lights combine with four bevelled tailpipes with their unmistakable sound to send out a clear message: This vehicle stands for unbeatable performance – in technology, design and, above all, out on the road.




Interior design.

The BMW M3 Saloon has been inspired by motorsport – and nowhere is this more apparent than in the interior. The M seats with their shell shape and illuminated M logos offer perfect ergonomics and side stability. Even in extreme driving situations, they guarantee a seamless connection between driver and vehicle, which is further intensified by the typical M design of the driver orientation. The flowing transition between the instrument panel and the centre console ensure the driver is the focal point of the cockpit. This, combined with the high-quality aluminium surfaces, creates an ambience of sportiness and technological progress that’s sure to get every driver’s pulse racing.


M seats deliver perfect ergonomics and body support during dynamic driving. Several features contribute to M seats’ motor sport character: contoured sides, integrated headrests and pronounced raised elements in the backrest and seat, as well as seat-width adjustment and lumbar support.
A kneepad on the centre console provides improved side support during dynamic driving while the deep-set seats lower the car's centre of gravity and improve responsiveness.

M exterior mirrors.

Aerodynamically optimised, M exterior mirrors play a key role in the car’s sporty, dynamic design. Separated from the body by two gracefully formed supports, the mirrors are a precision component built to the highest technical standards. The additional translucent LED indicators are seamlessly integrated into the design: fitted perfectly into a long, narrow groove.


To push yourself to the limit, you need absolute control. Which is why all the functions in the BMW M3 Saloon’s cockpit have been intuitively placed, and put within easy reach. The centrepiece is the M leather steering wheel, where you’ll find the M Drive buttons for activating your personalised vehicle setup and – for models with M double-clutch transmission – the gearshift paddles.
The instrument panel in the M design further enhances the car’s sportiness. While you’re enjoying your drive, innovative high-tech features like the BMW Head-up Display with M-specific display ensure that important information is always in your line of sight. This keeps your focus on the road and so you can fully enjoy the drive.


Redeveloped and weight-optimised, the wheels of the BMW M3 Saloon make a bold statement. The standard 19 inch M light-alloy wheels with Double-spoke design in Ferric Grey (or optional Jet Black) add to the car’s sporting credentials. The wheels reveal a tantalising glimpse of the powerful M Carbon ceramic brakes or M Compound brakes with M logo.
Whichever variant you choose, maximum tracking stability is guaranteed thanks to the standard mixed tyres, which create a muscular appearance and optimise steering and grip.


Create a car that is rare, unique and nothing short of perfect. BMW Individual lets you customise your car with a select range of exclusive materials. 

BMW Individual paint finishes

BMW Individual fine-grain Merino leather

BMW Individual interior trims

Additional BMW Individual equipment

Standard specification.

The BMW M3 Saloon comes with an impressive standard specification. To find out exactly what is included for this model please download the detailed specification below.


The rich history and success of the iconic BMW M3 began in 1986, and it has since been refined into the high performance sports car recognised around the world today. To celebrate 30 years since the launch of the original M3 comes the BMW M3 30 Jahre; an anniversary edition BMW M3 Saloon limited to 30 models worldwide in this exclusive specification.
The car’s sporty appeal is enhanced by Frozen Silver metallic paintwork and classic BMW M Performance carbon-fibre detailing on the exterior, with Bi-colour Black and Fjord Blue Merino leather on the interior. An embossed logo on the front seat headrests, a laser engraved inscription on the carbon-fibre interior trim of the logo and ‘1 of 30’ designation are just a few of the exclusive features of the car.
With unique styling, a power output of 450hp and an acceleration of 0 to 62 mph in 4.0 seconds, the BMW M3 30 Jahre is the perfect embodiment of what makes an iconic M3, and proves that the character of the original M3 hasn’t been lost along the way.
To register your interest please contact your local BMW Centre.
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