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2013 BMW M3 Review
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The 2013 BMW M3 coupe carries on a tradition of performance motoring that stretches back to 1988. The 2013 M3 continues the fourth-generation of the car, which was designed in 2007. Under the ""M"" designation, the M3 enjoys legendary performance and features. Billed as the fastest street legal 3-Series car ever made, the 2013 BMW M3 is a stunner inside and out. The 2013 M3 is a car designed for the driver who enjoys driving.
As a result of BMW’s commitment to building ""The Ultimate Driving Machine,"" the M3 is often touted as being one of the best cars on the road by industry magazines and car aficionados alike. With its powerful engine, steadfast manual transmission, performance tweaks, and creature comforts galore, the 2013 BMW M3 may well reside among the upper echelon of automobiles being produced – with most of the other members of that echelon residing in the extended M-stable. In any case, the M3 is a legendary performer at the forefront of one of the world’s premier luxury car makers. Little in the design of the 2013 BMW M3 is disappointing, and the car is sure to inspire the inner car enthusiast in anyone.
New For 2013
The 2013 BMW M3 is unchanged over the previous year’s model.
Available as a coupe and convertible, the 2013 BMW M3 is a sleek variation on the 3-Series. Exterior features of the 2013 BMW M3 include an aluminum hood with power dome, flared front and rear fenders, vent gills, an integrated indicator, and M3 logo. Other external complements include Shadowline trim, heated side-view mirrors, windshield washer jets, stainless steel exhaust tips, and Xenon Adaptive headlights with auto-leveling and Cornering Lights functions. The roof of the 2013 BMW M3 is carbon fiber, although a sunroof is available with a steel roof.
Interior & Cargo
The inner cabin of the 2013 BMW M3 is robustly outfitted. The standard interior amenities include cruise control, front console storage, front door pockets, remote trunk release, seatback storage, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, and audio controls on the steering wheel. Cabin comfort considerations include interior air filtration, dual zone climate controls, extended cabin heating, trunk light, front and rear reading lights, leather trim, leather/cloth upholstery, and leather-clad steering wheel. Other interior features include power adjustable front seats, sport front seats, split rear-seat, power heated mirrors, remote door locks, and dual illuminating vanity mirrors. In-cabin entertainment features include AM/FM/CD stereo with MP3 playback, auxiliary iPod input, USB connectivity, and radio data system. Telematics included in the 2013 BMW M3 include phone pre-wiring, Bluetooth connectivity, and BMW Assist telecommunications service.
Safety features of the 2013 BMW M3 include a four-wheel Anti-lock Braking System, front and rear head airbags, dual front side-mounted airbags, anti-theft alarm, cornering lights, daytime running lights, and Xenon headlamps. Traction control, stability control, and interlocking door anchoring are also included. Crash detection systems include BMW Assist Safety Plan for collision prediction, mitigation, and notification. BMW Advanced Safety System facilitates integrated deployment of passive and active safety features. M Mobility System offers lifetime BMW Roadside Assistance for flat tires and blowouts. Like other BMW models, the 2013 BMW M3 offers leading edge safety systems.
The tuned 4.0-liter, eight-cylinder engine boasts ample power to the 2013 BMW M3. A well-balanced chassis and optional adaptive suspension dampers help the M3 handle well in the corners. The M3 loves winding roads, corners, and pushing the limits. In fact, the driver will likely reach his or her own limits well before reaching the limits of what the M3 can handle. The standard manual transmission is the best bet for the 2013 BMW M3, though an M DCT dual-clutch automatic transmission is an available option. The major selling point of the M3 is not found in one single feature, it is in the totality and completeness of the package. Few road cars are as well-balanced in terms of powertrain, creature comforts, aesthetics, and price. With the 2013 BMW M3, one gets the impression that it is worth more than its price (despite it not being inexpensive by any stretch of the imagination), and that puts the M3 in a league of its own.
Key Competitors For The 2013 BMW M3
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