Review of the new BMW M3 Competition 2021 model yearMarch 10, 2021
The portal Motor1 has tested the new BMW M3 Competition sports sedan.
It is curious that in the reviews of fast models from Volkswagen or Audi, foreign journalists pay great attention to the interior and appearance of the car, and about driving performance they write something like “everything is fine as always” or “the car gives a feeling of confidence on the move.” In the case of “charged” BMWs, everything happens according to a slightly different scenario – a short look at the exterior, a little information about technical characteristics and features, and the rest of the review is devoted to how the car feels on the move.
In this review, the scenario is exactly the same. Pay attention to these “nostrils” – they successfully migrated from the BMW 4-Series, presented last year. There is nothing more to say about the appearance of the car, except that some people like this decision, but some do not – there is no third opinion yet. The technique is represented here by the same 3-liter inline 6-cylinder engine, which produces a decent 503 hp. and 650 Nm of torque. Such a sedan accelerates from standstill to 100 km / h in 3.8 seconds. It’s worth noting that the base 2021 BMW M3 Competition comes with rear-wheel drive and a manual transmission, which is actually very rare these days.
The test sports car was equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission, which was slightly modified by BMW engineers. According to the reviewers, the gearbox of the novelty is characterized by incredibly fast shifts and the ability to keep the tachometer needle in the “red zone” for a long time. At the same time, when discharging gas, sometimes you can feel some delay in this action. Unlike the competition, the new BMW M3 Competition is currently only equipped with rear-wheel drive; all-wheel drive will be available later as an option. According to reviewers, such a combination on a winding road proves to be the best possible – the car is perfectly balanced, there are no body rolls, and if necessary, the sedan easily breaks into a controlled skid.
The suspension of the new BMW M3 Competition is habitually stiff, which affects fast cornering when the car begins to jump on the asphalt. Thus, cornering becomes jittery and jittery. Even driving straight ahead makes the driver constantly tense and keep a close eye on the vehicle.
As for the interior, as we wrote above, there is nothing new here – if you put a person who is unfamiliar with the BMW model range in the “three” and then in the “four”, he will not see the difference in the interior at all. The standard version is characterized by a center console finish “aluminum”, and as an option, the client can choose a finish “wood” or “carbon look”. Like all modern cars, the BMW M3 is equipped with a 10.3-inch infotainment screen and a 12.3-inch dashboard. Talking about the operation of the iDrive multimedia system is not worth it – everything is, as always, fast, smooth and convenient. It is worth noting only the presence of a fun M Drift Analyze function, which is a scoring system when the driver is drifting. She calculates the length of the drift and its angle, and then gives her estimate of the quality of glide.
Head-up display, carbon sports buckets and an optional leather upholstery package can be ordered for an additional price. In addition, the models are available with carbon ceramic brakes, the Executive package with auto start and electric tailgate, the M package, which increases the top speed from 250 km / h to 290 and gives the customer one free day of training at a BMW driving school. In the US, such a car can be purchased for $ 72,800 for the basic version.
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