If you’d like to get your hands on a new 2013 BMW M3 Coupe—or any new BMW M3 Coupe—now’s the time to make your move: The team in Regensburg, Germany, has built the last one—ever—and you can be sure that any cars still available in this country won’t be for long. Of course, the spiritual successor to the 2013 BMW M3 Coupe will no doubt be part of the 2014 BMW 4 Series family, following the brand’s new naming scheme of using even series numbers for coupes and odd ones for sedans, but that likely won’t be until next year.
For now, the 2013 BMW M3 Coupe continues as the top choice among high-performance compact sport sedans (German division), with an MSRP of $60,100 and a full complement of race-bred components that includes a 4.0-liter, naturally aspirated V8 engine. It’s a powerplant that delivers 414 hp and 295 lb.-ft. of torque and can be mated to either a six-speed manual transmission or an athletically tuned seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic technology. In either case, the top speed of the 2013 BMW M3 Coupe is electronically limited to 155 mph, but the latter gearbox, an advanced automatic unit, enables a 0-60 time of 4.5 seconds; the car showcases a 4.7-second time with the DIY transmission. For what it’s worth, the 2013 BMW M3 Coupe also has been rated at 14 mpg city/20 mpg highway/16 mpg combined, regardless of transmission.
Moving forward, the 2013 BMW M3 Convertible will remain in production until September of this year, and certainly show up in an M4 drop-top configuration some time in the future, and the M3 Sedan will carry on as part of the future 3 Series roster.
As for the 2014 BMW 4 Series…