2024 BMW M3 Competition xDrive, Facelift, Colors – The base price for the four available versions of the 2024 BMW M3 small car is $70,100. Its primary rivals in that price range are the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, and the Audi RS 5 Sportsback. The M3 is available in four distinct trim levels, each with its independent engine that produces varying amounts of thrust. When paired with the standard 6-Speed Manual gearbox, the basic 3.0L Twin-Turbo Inline-6 engine generates 473 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. This same engine makes 503 horsepower when paired with the optional 8-speed automatic transmission found on the Competition models.
The big news for the 2024 BMW M3 is that the automatic M3 Competition will be the first M3 ever to include xDrive all-wheel-drive technology. There are three modes available: 4WD, 4WD Sport (which delivers more torque to the rear wheels for that signature rear-biased handling balance), and 2WD (which sends all the power to the rear wheels for authentic burnouts). To install the AWD hardware, the front axle’s geometry, steering, and oiling system must all be modified.
2024 BMW M3 Competition Redesign
The BMW M3 2024 looks the same as the 2021 model. Like the new BMW M4, the large kidney grille that has caused controversy remains front and center. Although the larger grille is less aesthetically pleasing, it does help with ventilation and cooling. The brakes, which come standard with iron calipers but can be upgraded to gold ones or carbon-ceramic ones, also have vents to keep them cool.
Whether you choose the sporty Competition trim or the more sedate standard model, you’ll only be able to choose between the divisive Sao Paulo Yellow and BMW’s classic Alpine White for no extra cost. For an additional $550, you may get a metallic finish in either Black Sapphire (a favorite of sunbathers), Portimao Blue, Toronto Red, the magnificent Isle of Man Green, Brooklyn Grey, or the brand-new Skyscraper Grey for 2024.
The inside of the M3 is similar to that of the standard 3-series, except for special “M” badging and a few other minor differences. So the M3 is identical to its more pedestrian sibling in layout, interior size, and window view. Although M vehicles are most widely recognized for their sturdier performance, they are on par with, if not better than, the finest 3-series models in terms of materials and construction. The M3 looks sportier because of its increased carbon fiber and micro suede use.
In the more athletic settings, the M3’s hefty steering wheel houses giant red buttons that trigger a digital gauge cluster that curves around the driver. By selecting M View, the standard tachometer is replaced by a more legible digital version, and a shift indicator is added. Available (and standard on the Competition) are front seats that are substantially bolstered yet lightweight, providing exceptional support without compromising much in the way of comfort.
The 3.0L twin-turbocharged inline-6 engine used in the 2021 BMW M3 is also used in the 2024 model. The standard M3 has a 6-speed manual transmission and RWD, and its engine produces 473 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. The M3 Competition has 503 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque, an 8-speed automatic transmission, and the new xDrive package as an option. The 2024 M3 Competition xDrive will include three drive modes: the standard all-wheel-drive system; 4WD Sport mode, which sends most of the torque to the rear wheels; and 2WD mode, which sends all of the torque to the rear wheels.
BMW claims a 0-60 mph time of 4.0 seconds for the M3, 3.7 seconds for the competition, and 3.4 seconds for the M3 Competition xDrive. All versions have an electronic top speed limiter set at 155 mph, which boosts to 180 mph when the M Driver’s package is added. As a sports vehicle, the M3’s handling is on par with the best, thanks to its well-balanced chassis. The adjustable dampers in the suspension ensure a comfortable ride regardless of how rough the road is. The standard brake system works well enough, but those who want even more stopping power can add a carbon-ceramic brake.
2024 BMW M3 Competition Price and Release Date
The BMW M3 starts at $69,900 for the base model before adding the $995 destination charge and other fees and taxes, while the BMW M3 Competition starts at $72,800 and rises to $76,900 when the xDrive all-wheel drive system is specified. However, the base price of an RS5 Sportback is $75,400. BMW M3 Competition models with all available physical upgrades will set you back roughly $110,000 in the United States. It is expected that the 2024 BMW M3 will be on sale in the United States over the summer.