2022 BMW M3

MSRP $69,900

Ranked #4 in Compact Sedan

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2022 BMW M3 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 23, 2021

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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 which has its own drive models and chassis tuning allowing it to have better performance in the form of a 0-60 time of 3.4 seconds. Along with this, there are also 4 new interior upholstery colors. 

The 2022 BMW M3 will come with a 3.0L turbocharged inline-6 which comes with two engine outputs - 473 hp for the M3 and 503 hp for the M3 Competition, manual and automatic transmission, and a choice of RWD or AWD drivetrains. The interior will continue to offer M Sport heated front row seats, leather upholstery for the interior, and tri-zone automatic climate control. All this is priced at a starting MSRP of $69,900 bringing it into direct competition with the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, Audi RS5 Sportback, and Mercedes-Benz C63 S.

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Pros

Manual Transmission

Improved handling on the track

Superb engine character for the road as well

Strong 6-cylinder under the hood

Available AWD drivetrain with unique drive mode and tuning

Cons

Less fuel economy compared to the competition

What's New?

A Competition xDrive (AWD) model

Four New interior upholstery colors


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$69900

bodystyle

dr Sedan

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$69,900 Est. onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 BMW M3 in Alpine White color
Alpine White

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Engine and Performace

6.0

Pricing and Features

7.0

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

6.0

Exterior

6.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

6.0

6.7

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

6.7

Overall Rating


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 for a 0-60 time of 3.4 seconds along with its own 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 will continue to feature a 3.0L inline-6 engine which has two different power outputs one for each trim - M3 and M3 Competition. A choice of a manual transmission and automatic transmission is available and for the 2022 model year choice of drivetrains - RWD or the new AWD. The interior is performance-focused featuring heated power-adjustable and bolstered seats with tri-zone climate control and a 10.25-inch infotainment unit. The best of safety features have been included as well as driver-assist features.

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

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

6.0/10
Interior

6.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety

6.0/10
Competition


2022 BMW M3 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.

 

2022 BMW M3 Features

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 rise 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.

Model

BMW M3

BMW M3 Competition

MSRP (RWD)

$69,900

$72,800

MSRP (xDrive)

--

$76,900

Key Features

Front Seats with Heating

Adds/Replaces on the base M3 

 

Speed Limit Info

Competition rims

 

Driving Assistant Professional

Redesigned front bumper

 

Parking Assistant with Reversing Assistant

xDrive all-wheel-drive

 

BMW Head-Up Display

8-speed automatic transmission

 

Active Navigation

 

 

M Sport seats

 

As for optional extras and packages, the BMW carries the same packages and extras from the 2021 model year for the 2022 model year and there is plenty to customize with from paint colors, wheels, to interior colors, seat type, top speed limiter, brake type, and many more.


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2022 BMW M3 Engine and Performance

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 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. The BMW M3 will do 0-60 in 4.1 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 can be to 180 with the M Driver's package.

Models

2022 BMW M3

2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

2021 Audi RS5

2021 Mercedes-AMG C63 S

MSRP

$69,900

$75,250

$75,400

$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 @ 6700 rpm

503 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque [lb-ft @ RPM]

406 lb ft @ 2650 rpm

443 lb ft @ 2500 rpm

442 lb ft @ 4700 rpm

516 lb ft @ 2000 rpm

0-60

4.1 3.6 3.8 3.7

Quarter-mile

TBC 11.9 11.8 11.9
Top Speed

155

191 155 155

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio makes the most power with 505 hp followed by the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S which makes 503 hp, the same as the M3 Competition. Then comes the Audi RS5 which makes 444 hp. However, with the new 2022 M3 Competition xDrive, the M3 sets the fastest 0-60 time of 3.4 seconds, which is only 0.2 seconds off the BMW M5's time.

2022 BMW M3 Fuel Economy

9.0/10

As there are no new changes from the 2021 model year for the BMW M3, we expect the same mpg figures to continue. 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 22 mpg on the highway. 

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

21

21

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

15.6

15.3

15.3

17.4

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

249 / 358 / 296

260 / 382 / 306

275 / 382 / 321

295 / 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 C63 S all offer a better range due to better fuel economy and in the case of the AMG C63 S which has the most combined driving range of 365 miles, also a larger fuel tank.


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2022 BMW M3 Interior

6.0/10

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 BMW M3 can seat 5 occupants comfortably. The features no changes from the 2021 model and will see the addition of new colors of Ivory white, Tartufo, Fiona Red, and Fjord Blue Marino Leather upholstery also found in the standard 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 a 13 cu.ft. of trunk space. 

Models

2022 BMW M3

2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

2021 Audi RS5

2021 Mercedes-AMG C63 S

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

1st Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

40.6 / 56 / 41.6

38.6 / 56.1 / 42.4

39.4 / 55.7 / 41.3

37.1 / 55.3 / 41.7

2nd Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

37.6 / 54.6 / 35.6

37.6 / 53.6 / 35.1

37.0 / 54.5 / 35.1

37.1 / 55 / 35.2

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

13

13

21.8

12.6

The BMW M3 comes with adequate space in the front row and back row, which is similar to the competitor's offerings. However, the RS5 with its Sportback design offers the most cargo capacity of 21.8 cu.ft. In terms of infotainment, all 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.

2022 BMW M3 Exterior

6.0/10

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 M3 from the 2021 model year. The highly controversial large kidney grille continues which is also seen on the new M4 but is functional by improving airflow and cooling.There are also dedicated vents for cooling the brakes, which can be opted to have gold brake calipers.

The headlights and taillights are LEDs, with LaserLights as optional, Shadowline spec as optional, M rearview mirrors, carbon fiber roof, a lip spoiler, and an M spec diffuser which houses M spec dual-exhaust. 18-inch wheels are standard on the base with 19-inch on the Competition models. A choice of 14-color options are available for the 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

4,057

3,900

Length (inches)

189.1

182.5

188.3

187.3

Width (inches)

74.3

73.7

73.5

72.4

Height (inches)

56.4

56.1

55.1

56.1

Ground Clearance (inches)

4.7

N/A

N/A

3.6

Wheelbase (inches)

112.5

111.0

111.3

111.8

In terms of exterior dimensions, the BMW M3 measures 189.1-inches in length which is similar to the Audi RS5 and Mercedes-AMG C63 S but is 6.6-inches longer than the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadridfoglio. The BMW is the widest of the lot as well measuring 74.3-inches and also comes with the longest wheelbase of 112.5-inches. The Mercedes-AMG C63 S comes with a 111.8-inch wheelbase.


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2022 BMW M3 Safety

7.0/10

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 3-series an overall 5-star safety rating and the IIHS has given the 2021 3-series the Top Safety Pick award. - multiple airbags, LATCH, ABS, etc. come as standard fitment on the M3

Since the BMW M3 is the top of the range for the 3-Series, BMW has equipped it with everything it had in terms of safety including driver-assist features standard BMW suite of driver-assist which includes features like frontal collision warning, active blind-spot detection, lane departure warning, speed limit info, and automatic high beams, and M Traction Control to the equation. Optional driver-assistance professional package available only on the Competition models (automatic).

2022 BMW M3 Competition

6.0/10

2022 BMW M3 vs 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is more powerful and better sounding than the M3 due to the Ferrari-inspired V6 under the hood but when it comes to putting down the power efficiently, the BMW does so with zero difficulties. Apart from that, the M3 has a more polished interior, along with an impressive fit and finish quality.

2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

2022 BMW M3 vs 2021 Audi RS5

A fellow German, the RS5 takes on the M3 with its fantabulous 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. Coupled with a 6-speed manual, the M3 also enables higher engagement and is comfier inside in terms of the space on offer.

2021 Audi RS5

2022 BMW M3 vs 2021 Mercedes-AMG C63 S

Armed with the biggest engine on the block, making the most power, the Mercedes gives a very tough competition to the M3. The M3, on the other hand, provides better handling and a sleeker silhouette. Also, the M3’s lower weight provides better stability in cornering and overall control.

2021 Mercedes-AMG C63 S

 

2022 BMW M3 Final Verdict

The 2022 BMW M3 provides everything a purist driver will need a powerful engine, manual transmission, and RWD. Along with this, it comes with enough space to take the family around and doing recreational track days as well. However, when compared to the competition, it does offer less fuel economy figures and the base engine does come with lesser power, But then the 2022 BMW also comes with the Competition and Competition xDrive which solves the power issue and does perform a lot better as well. 

 

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