2022 BMW M3

Rating8.3

Ranked #5 in Compact Sedan

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Starting MSRP 

$69,900 - $76,900

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Key Spec of 2022 BMW M3
fuel economy

16/NA/23

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

187 hp @ 6100 rpm

basic warranty

4yr./ 50,000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Slick shifting stick shifter

Sub-par fuel economy

A Competition xDrive (AWD) model is now available

Strong 6-cylinder under the hood

No manual for Competition trim

Can be used as a daily driver

Exterior styling is a hit or miss

Available AWD setup

2022 BMW M3 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 21, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The BMW M3 started its new generation in the 2021 model year and for the 2022 model year, BMW carries forward with everything from the previous year and adds a new Competition xDrive (AWD) trim. The 2022 BMW M3 Competition xDrive offers BMW's legendary AWD system with its drive modes. The 2022 M3 is powered by a 473 hp, twin-turbo inline-6 engine mated to a manual gearbox that channels all the power to rear wheels. 



2022 BMW M3

The 2022 M3 Competition on the other hand comes with the same engine but generates 503 hp and is coupled with an eight-speed automatic gearbox which sends power to either rear wheels or all four wheels. That said, as there are no major changes BMW hasn't increased the prices. The 2022 M3 has a starting MSRP of $69,900 which brings it into direct competition with the likes of Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, Audi RS5, and Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63.

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Over All Rating

8.3

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8.50
Notable Rankings

#5 in Compact Sedan

#8 in Sedan

#14 in Midsize Sedan


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Trims

Base$69,900 onwards

  • Gloss black exterior trim including spoiler

Competition$72,800 onwards

  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Gloss black exterior trim including spoiler

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2022 BMW M3 Competition

Competition xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 8A)

Dealer Price
$85,695
Est. $1,163/mo
Fair deal
$1,850 Below market
RMV: $87,545
Seattle, WA
MSRP $85,695
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2022 BMW M3

4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)

Dealer Price
$77,095
Est. $1,046/mo
Fair deal
$1,550 Below market
RMV: $78,645
Phoenix, AZ
MSRP $77,095
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2022 BMW M3

4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)

Dealer Price
$77,095
Est. $1,046/mo
Fair deal
$1,550 Below market
RMV: $78,645
Seattle, WA
MSRP $77,095
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2022 BMW M3 Competition

Competition xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 8A)

Dealer Price
$86,095
Est. $1,168/mo
Fair deal
$1,450 Below market
RMV: $87,545
Westbury, NY
MSRP $86,095
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2022 BMW M3 Competition

Competition xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 8A)

Dealer Price
$86,280
Est. $1,171/mo
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$1,265 Below market
RMV: $87,545
Crystal Lake, IL
MSRP $86,280
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2022 BMW M3 Competition

Competition xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 8A)

Dealer Price
$86,695
Est. $1,177/mo
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$850 Below market
RMV: $87,545
Chandler, AZ
MSRP $86,695
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2022 BMW M3 Competition

Competition xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 8A)

Dealer Price
$86,945
Est. $1,180/mo
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$600 Below market
RMV: $87,545
Buffalo, NY
MSRP $86,945
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2022 BMW M3

4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)

Dealer Price
$78,095
Est. $1,060/mo
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$550 Below market
RMV: $78,645
Fairfield, CA
MSRP $78,095
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2022 BMW M3 Competition

Competition 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 8A)

Dealer Price
$83,445
Est. $1,132/mo
Fair deal
$580 Below market
RMV: $84,025
Jacksonville, FL
MSRP $83,445
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Colors and Styles

2022 BMW M3 in Alpine White color
Alpine White

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

It's a practical daily driver with plenty of performance capability to support recreational track use - Edmunds

The 2022 BMW M3 carries forward everything from the 2021 model year and adds to with a new Competition xDrive trim. This is an AWD version of the BMW M3 Competiton. The Competition xDrive comes with better power delivery and reduces the 0-60 MPH time along with its unique drive modes - 4WD, 4WD Sport, and 2WD. The Competition xDrive is rear-wheel drive biased in its standard 4WD drive mode. 

The 2022 BMW M3 gets a 3.0L twin-turbo inline-6 engine for both- M3 and M3 Competition trim albeit with different power output. Moving inside, the interior is performance-focused featuring heated power-adjustable and bolstered seats with automatic climate control and a 10.25-inch infotainment unit. That said, the 2022 M3 comes with the best safety and driver-assist features most of which are standard.

2022 BMW M3 Sedan front view
2022 BMW M3 Sedan rear view

Buying Advice

Priced at an MSRP of $69,900, we do recommend getting the base M3 as it is the best possible version on offer, unless you do not know how to drive a manual transmission. We do recommend getting the optional M carbon fiber seats, and 19-inch wheels, M carbon brakes, and M Driver's package for the increased top speed. While we do leave the colors to you we would recommend the Brooklyn Gray metallic paint.

 

Features
8.0/10

The BMW M3 saw the start of a new generation in the 2021 model year. Usually, companies would add very minor features but, BMW has released a new version of the M3 - the M3 Competition xDrive which comes with an AWD system on the Competition trim which allows for better traction and driving dynamics. The 2022 model year will continue with the two trims of M3 and M3 Competition, prices will start at an MSRP of $69,900 will go up to $76,900 for the M3 Competition xDrive. The Competition xDrive comes with all the features as the standard M3 competition except it sees the addition of new xDrive focused drive modes.

2022 BMW M3 Front View

Standard safety and driver-assist features on the 2022 BMW M3 include blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning, and automatic emergency braking. As for optional extras and packages, the BMW M3 offers an Executive package that bundles in the power boot lid, head-up display, wireless charging pad, heated steering wheel, Wi-Fi hotspot, and adaptive LED headlights. Standalone options include ventilated front seats, sunroof, carbon-ceramic brakes, carbon-fiber bucket front seats, and M Drive Professional package (this includes performance display and settings along with Track mode).

Model

M3

M3 Competition

MSRP (RWD)

$69,900

$72,800

MSRP (AWD)

N/A

$76,900

Key Features

18-inch front and 19-inch rear wheels w/ performance tires

Adds/Replaces on the base M3 

 

LED headlights

19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels w/ performance tires

 

M Sport rear differential

Eight-speed automatic transmission

 

Adaptive suspension dampers

Gloss black exterior trims

 

Keyless entry w/ push-button start

 

 

Carbon fiber roof

 

 

Leather upholstery

 

 

Navigation system

 

 

Power folding and heated side mirrors

 

 

Sports exhaust system w/ quad tailpipes & chrome-plated exhaust tips

 

 

10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment w/ 16-speaker Harman & Kardon surround sound system

 

 

Apple CarPlay & Android Auto compatibility

 

 

3-stage heated front seats

 

 

Power-adjustable front M sport seats

 

 

Front and rear parking sensors

 

While optional features on M3 Competition trim include the Driving Assistance Professional package that bundles in front and rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, and lane keeping assist.


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Engine and Performance
9.0/10

Put your foot in it and the M3 becomes ridiculously rapid. Big speeds just ambush you - Edmunds

The 2022 BMW M3 carries forward the same 3.0L twin-turbocharged inline-6 engine from the 2021 model year. The base M3 sees an engine output of 473 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque paired to a 6-speed manual and RWD drivetrain. The M3 Competition model comes with 503 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque and is paired to an 8-speed automatic and comes with the new option of xDrive trim. The 2022 M3 Competition xDrive will come with 3 drive modes - 4WD is standard, 4WD Sport which directs most torque to the rear wheels, and 2WD - all the torque is sent to the rear wheels.

2022 BMW M3 Engine Bay

The BMW M3 will do 0-60 MPH in 4.0 seconds, the M3 Competition will do it 3.7 seconds and the M3 Competition xDrive will bring it down to 3.4 seconds. All models have an electronically limited 155 MPH, which bumps up to 180 MPH when equipped with M Driver's package. The handling of the M3 is in league with a sports car courtesy of the M3's well-balanced chassis. The adaptive suspension dampers make sure the ride quality is not too stiff. As for the braking, the standard setup is sufficient but those looking for an extra bite can upgrade to the optional carbon-ceramic brakes.

Models

2022 BMW M3

2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

2021 Audi RS5

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63

MSRP

$69,900

$78,650

$75,100

$76,200

Engine

3.0L twin-turbocharged Inline-6

2.9L twin-turbocharged V6

2.9L twin-turbocharged V6

4.0L twin-turbocharged V8

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

AWD

RWD

Transmission

6-Speed Manual

8-Speed Automatic 

8-Speed Automatic

9-Speed Automatic

Power [hp @ RPM]

473 hp @ 6250 RPM

505 hp @ 6500 RPM

444 hp @ 5700 RPM

469 hp @ 5500 RPM

Torque [lb-ft @ RPM]

406 lb ft @ 2650 RPM

443 lb ft @ 2500 RPM

442 lb ft @ 1900 RPM

479 lb ft @ 1750 RPM

0-60 MPH (sec)

4.0 3.7 3.4 3.7

Quarter-mile (sec)

12.2 11.9 11.8 12.1
Top Speed (MPH)

155

191 155 155

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio makes the most power with 505 hp followed by the Mercedes-AMG C 63 which makes 469 hp. While the least powerful is the Audi RS5 which makes 444 hp. However, the 2022 RS5 sets the fastest 0-60 MPH time of 3.4 seconds, which is 0.6 seconds off the BMW M3's time and similar to the M3 Competition's time.

Fuel Economy
8.0/10

As there are no new changes from the 2021 model year, the 2022 BMW M3 offers the same mpg figures. The 2022 M3 will give 16 MPG in the city, 23 MPG on the highway, and a combined 19 MPG. These are the same numbers for the M3 Competition model. However, the M3 Competition xDrive will give 16 MPG in the city, 22 MPG on the highway, and 18 MPG combined. That said, based on the average fuel price if you drive the 2022 BMW M3 for 15,000 miles per year then in 5 years the price you would have paid for fuel would be around $14,000.

Models

2022 BMW M3

2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

2021 Audi RS5

2021 Mercedes-AMG C63 S

MPG (City)

16

17

18

17

MPG (Highway)

23

25

25

26

MPG (Combined)

19

20

20

20

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

15.6

15.3

15.3

17.4

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

250 / 358 / 296

260 / 383 / 306

275 / 383 / 306

296 / 452 / 365

All BMW M3 models come with a 15.6-gallon fuel tank which gives it a combined range of 296 miles. However, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, Audi RS5, and Mercedes-AMG C 63 all offer a better range due to better fuel economy and in the case of the AMG C 63 which has the most combined driving range of 365 miles courtesy of a larger fuel tank.


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Interior
9.0/10

Besides unique "M" badging and distinct trim details, the M3 interior is basically the same as the regular 3-series - Car And Driver

The Interior of a 2022 BMW M3 can seat 5 occupants comfortably. The cabin features no changes from the 2021 model and will see the addition of new colors of Ivory white, Tartufo, Fiona Red, and Fjord Blue Merino Leather upholstery also found in the BMW 3-Series. The interior features 12-way power-adjustable heated front row M Sport seats. These can be upgraded to M Carbon bucket seats for $3,800 more.

2022 BMW M3 Sedan cockpit area

Ventilation is an option for the M Sport seat. Aluminum Tetragon interior trim is standard with carbon fiber and piano black finish trims are optional extras. Other interior features include M seat belts, ambient interior lighting, and dual-zone automatic climate control along with separate rear vents. All M3 models come with 13.0 cubic feet of trunk space. 

Models

2022 BMW M3

2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

2021 Audi RS5

2021 Mercedes-AMG C63 S

Seating Capacity

5

5

4

4

Front (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39.1 / 56.0 / 41.6

38.6 / 56.1 / 42.4

39.0 / 55.3 / 41.3

38.8 / 54.8 / 42.0

Rear (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

37.7 / 54.6 / 35.6

37.6 / 53.6 / 35.1

36.1 / 50.7 / 32.7

35.6 / 51.7 / 32.0

Trunk Capacity (ft³.)

13.0

13.0

11.6 10.5

The BMW M3 comes with adequate space in the front row and back row, which is similar to the competitor's offerings. While the BMW M3 and the Alfa Romeo Guilia offer the most cargo capacity of 13.0 cubic feet. In terms of infotainment, all 2022 BMW M3 models come with a 10.25-inch infotainment system running the latest iDrive 7.0 system. The system can be controlled with the help of the iDrive controller or voice commands.

The system features navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, USB ports, OTA maps updates. As an option with the Executive package adds gesture controls for the system and a heads-up display. There is also a 12.3-inch instrument cluster that changes themes according to drive modes.

Interior Features:

  • Merino leather upholstery
  • Automatic climate control
  • Heated front sports seats
  • Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror
  • Anthracite headliner
Exterior
8.0/10

There have been countless arguments about the styling of the M3's front end - CarBuzz

There are no changes to the design of the 2022 BMW M3 from the 2021 model year. The highly controversial large kidney grille continues which is also seen on the new BMW M4 dominates the front fascia. Although aesthetics aside the bigger grille aids in improving airflow and cooling. There are also dedicated vents for cooling the brakes, which can be opted to have gold brake calipers and carbon-ceramic rotors.

2022 BMW M3 Front Driving View

The headlights and taillights are LEDs while adaptive LED LaserLights as optional. Other prominent exterior features are M rearview mirrors, carbon fiber roof, a lip spoiler, and an M spec diffuser which houses M spec quad-exhaust. 18-inch front wheels are standard on the base with 19-inch on the Competition models. A choice of 14-color options is available for the 2022 BMW M3.

Models

2022 BMW M3

2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

2021 Audi RS5

2021 Mercedes-AMG C63 S

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,840

3,806

3,990 4,109

Length (inches)

189.1

182.5

185.9

187.1

Width (inches)

74.3

73.7

73.5

N/A

Height (inches)

56.4

56.1

54.0 55.2

Ground Clearance (inches)

4.7

N/A

N/A

4.0

Wheelbase (inches)

112.5

111.0

108.9

111.8

In terms of exterior dimensions, the BMW M3 measures 189.1-inches in length which makes it the longest sedan followed by Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63. Again the BMW M3 is the tallest as well as the widest sedan here. While the longer bumper-to-bumper length ensures that the M3 also has the longest wheelbase measuring 112.5-inches. The second-longest wheelbase is seen on the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 which comes with a 111.8-inch wheelbase.

2022 BMW M3 Rear Three-Quarter View

Exterior Features:

  • 18-inch front and 19-inch rear alloy wheels
  • Carbon fiber roof
  • LED headlights and taillights
  • Sports exhaust system w/ quad tailpipes
  • Power folding and heated side mirrors

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Safety
9.0/10

The 2022 BMW M3 has not yet been crash-tested by the NHTSA or the IIHS but shares its platform with the current 3-Series which has been tested. The NHTSA has given the 2022 BMW 3-Series an overall 5-star safety rating and the IIHS has given the 2021 BMW 3-Series the "Top Safety Pick" award.

Since the BMW M3 is the top of the range for the 3-Series, it is equipped with everything in terms of safety including driver-assist features which include features like frontal collision warning, active blind-spot detection, lane departure warning, speed limit info, and automatic high beams.

Safety Features:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Driver-Assistance Professional package (optional on M3 Competition) 
Competition
8.0/10

2022 BMW M3 vs 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is more powerful and better sounding than the BMW M3 due to the Ferrari-sourced V6 engine under the hood but when it comes to putting down the power efficiently, the BMW does so with zero difficulties.

2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

Apart from that, the BMW M3 has a more polished interior, along with an impressive fit and finish quality. But for driving purists the Guilia Quadrifoglio will appeal more courtesy of its driving characteristics thus giving it an edge over the M3.

2022 BMW M3 vs 2021 Audi RS5

A fellow German, the Audi RS5 takes on the BMW M3 with its twin-turbo V6 coupled to the Quattro AWD system which is even more efficient in putting the power down but since the power advantage with the M3 is high, the car is faster and also a better handler on the track.

2021 Audi RS5

The M3 comes mated to a 6-speed manual thus it provides higher driver engagement and is comfier inside in terms of the space on offer. As for the looks both the cars look sporty and equally good looking. thus deciding one over the other will mostly boil down to the brand preference.

2022 BMW M3 vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63

Armed with the biggest engine on the block, making the most power, the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 gives a very tough competition to the BMW M3. To counter this the BMW M3 provides better handling and a sleeker silhouette.

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63

Also, the M3’s lower weight provides better stability in cornering and overall control. That said, if you are looking for a fast and luxurious ride then the AMG C 63 is the one to put your money at.

Final Verdict
8.5/10

The 2022 BMW M3 provides everything a purist driver could ever dream of. It comes with a powerful engine, manual transmission, and RWD. Along with this, it offers enough space to take the family around and do recreational track days as well. However, when compared to the competition, it does offer lesser fuel economy figures and the base engine isn't the fastest or the most powerful of the lot. But then the 2022 BMW M3 also comes in the Competition and Competition xDrive trims which solves the power issue and does perform a lot better as well.

2022 BMW M3 in action

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$76900

body style

4dr Sedan

engine type
displacement

183 cu in

horse power

503 hp @ 6250 rpm

torque

479 lb.-ft. @ 2750 rpm

transmission

8-Speed Automatic W/Overdrive

dimensions
length

189.1 in

wheelbase

112.5 in

width

74.3 in

curb weight

3990 lbs

Height

56.5 in

capacity
passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

16/18/22 mpg

highway range

343.20 mi


BMW M3 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$68,328
5 Year Cost To Own
$87,732
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $87,732
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$8,821$6,382$5,217$5,848$5,108$31,376
Insurance$1,943$2,011$2,081$2,154$2,230$10,419
Fuel$3,045$3,136$3,230$3,327$3,427$16,165
MaintenanceNANA$1,019$4,388$3,577$8,984
RepairsNANANA$1,185$1,822$3,007
Financing Interest$3,675$2,955$2,187$1,369$495$10,681
Taxes and Fees$5,653$419$378$344$306$7,100
Total Cost-To-Own$23,137$14,903$14,112$18,615$16,965$87,732
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