The 2018 BMW M3 comes equipped with a 3-liter I6 that makes 425 hp @ 5500 rpm horsepower and 406 lb.-ft. @ 1850 rpm of torque. The car takes 3.7 seconds to reach 60 MPH from a standstill while it is able to run a quarter-mile in 12.1 seconds. All the trims are powered by the same engine, hence, there is no change in the performance figures as you go up the trims.

2018 BMW M3 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)3.7 sec12.1 sec101 ft.
Considering the acceleration figures, the 2018 BMW M3 isn't the best performer amongst the competitors and takes its time to reach 60MPH from naught. Even in the quarter-mile run, the car is an average performer and won't pin any excitement meter around. The fastest car of the lot is 2018 Audi RS 3 which is just a tad bit quicker than the 2018 BMW M3 and does the 0-60 MPH run in 2.8 seconds. It also reaches the quarter-mile mark faster than the 2018 BMW M3.
The braking on the 2018 BMW M3 is quite sure-footed and has an evident bite to it. Although it is not the best braking car in its segment it's not the worst either. The ride takes some time to come to a complete halt but it does so with composure and the car doesn't sway away from its path. During the emergency braking test, the car decelerates from 60MPH to zero in 101 feet which is a little slower than 2018 BMW 5 Series.

2018 BMW M3 vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (70 - 0 MPH)Braking (60 - 0 MPH)
2018 BMW M33.7 sec12.1 sec-101 ft.
2018 Jaguar XE6 - 6.6 sec13.4 - 15 sec-123 ft.
2018 Audi S44.2 - 4.3 sec12.8 sec-104 ft.
2018 Jaguar XF5 sec13.6 sec-82 ft.
2018 BMW 5 Series6 sec12.3 sec-80 ft.
2018 Acura TLX5.7 - 6 sec14.2 - 14.5 sec-118 ft.
2018 Lincoln Continental5.4 sec14.9 sec-111 ft.
2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia5.2 - 5.4 sec13.8 - 14 sec-127 ft.
2018 BMW M52.8 sec10.9 sec160 ft.-
2018 Audi A45.1 - 7 sec13.8 - 15.4 sec152 ft.-
2018 Audi A65.6 sec14 sec-112 ft.
2018 Audi RS 33.9 sec10.6 sec-138 ft.
2018 Infiniti Q504.5 sec13.8 sec169 ft.-
2018 Lexus GS 3005.7 sec14.7 sec173 ft.-
2018 Lincoln MKZ5.2 sec13.4 sec-108 ft.
2018 Audi A36.1 sec14.8 sec-88 ft.
2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class5.9 sec14.6 sec163 ft.-
2018 Cadillac ATS3.8 sec14.2 sec-129 ft.
2018 Cadillac CT65.1 sec12 sec157 ft.-
2018 Cadillac CTS3.7 sec11.6 sec-121 ft.
2018 Audi S34.7 sec13.4 sec-117 ft.

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2017 BMW M3 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)3.7 sec12.1 sec101 ft.

2017 BMW M3 vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (70 - 0 MPH)Braking (60 - 0 MPH)
2017 BMW M33.7 sec12.1 sec-101 ft.
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class5.9 - 6.2 sec14.5 - 14.7 sec163 ft.-
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class6.2 - 6.5 sec11.3 - 15 sec-116 ft.
2017 Cadillac CT64.7 - 6.4 sec12 - 14.7 sec157 ft.-
2017 Cadillac CTS3.7 - 5.7 sec11.6 - 14.2 sec-121 ft.
2017 Jaguar XF4.9 - 5 sec13.3 - 13.6 sec-82 ft.
2017 Audi S63.8 sec12.4 sec-105 ft.
2017 Lincoln Continental5.4 sec14.9 sec-111 ft.
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia5.4 sec14 sec-127 ft.
2017 Audi A65.6 sec14 sec-112 ft.
2017 Audi RS 33.5 sec11.9 sec-138 ft.

2016 BMW M3 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mile
4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)6.1 sec14.6 sec

2016 BMW M3 vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mile
2016 BMW M36.1 sec14.6 sec
2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 634.3 sec12.5 sec

2015 BMW M3 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mile
4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)4 sec12.3 sec

2015 BMW M3 vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mile
2015 BMW M34 sec12.3 sec
2015 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 634.4 sec12.5 sec

2011 BMW M3 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 6M)4.8 sec13.3 sec112 ft.

2011 BMW M3 vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (70 - 0 MPH)Braking (60 - 0 MPH)
2011 Lexus IS F4.7 sec13.1 sec--
2011 Audi S44.4 sec12.9 - 13 sec157 ft.-
2011 BMW M34.8 sec13.3 sec-100 ft.
2011 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 634.5 sec12.7 sec-112 ft.

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