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BMW M3 sedan in the AUTO BILD long-term test

I’ll be honest: there are colleagues in our editorial team who are more delighted with this car than I am. Jan Horn, Alexander Bernt, Guido Naumann, Stefan Novitski …

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But since I was the first behind the wheel, I can introduce our new long-term test: a BMW M3 limousine in “Isle of Man” (green metallic). 480 PS, 550 Nm torque, 4.2 seconds to 100 km / h, in-line six-cylinder, rear-wheel drive with manual 6-speed M gearbox. According to BMW, this is exactly what enables “a particularly dynamic driving style and makes the vehicle a puristic thoroughbred athlete”.
BMW M3

Others would say green metallic, at BMW it is called “Isle of Man”.

I’ll put it in my own words: Shifting into second gear after a completely unintentional drift at an intersection puts a grin on my face and elicits the kids behind (yes, he can do everyday life, he M3, at BMW is the name of the “athletic four-door 3-box design”) a happy screeching.

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And – it’s not just about the green advertising color of BMW lying – something happened that happens very seldom: Car drivers spoke to me twice while refueling. Not because they would have recognized me, but the car: How is it, really fast, right? Is that the competition? People looked around the car, in the cockpit, at the M.-Sports seats.
BMW M3

Tight? Naturally! They’re M sport seats with a luminous logo.

Show-off effect: That M.-Logo lights up when opening the car. First quick conclusion: On long journeys I would like to see a few more gears and fewer tours. But I’m back to the beginning: I’m probably the only one who bothers.

The BMW M3 in the AUTO BILD endurance test

Endurance test start: October 20, 2021
Price of the test car with extras: 111,640 euros
Driven so far: 6752 km
Test consumption: 10.2 l SP / 100 km
Top: Endless power and dynamism, top quality, connected to the stand, and language is also possible.
Not so good: Save the light leather. You have to be able to use the hand switch. Consumption higher, of course.

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