Legend. Idol. Icon. These are overused words these days, but not when it comes to the 2017 BMW M3. Now in its fifth generation, the M3 nameplate first appeared on a high-performance coupe back in 1987. Today, the M3 sedan is the most powerful, most expensive and undoubtedly the most desirable member of BMW’s extensive 3 Series lineup. It’s also one of the quickest, fastest and best-handling sedans in the world.
The M3 is created by BMW’s M division, the German automaker's in-house tuner shop that competes head-to-head with AMG at Mercedes-Benz, S models from Audi and V cars from Cadillac. Little brother to the equally iconic M5 and M6 models, and most closely related to the two-door M4, the turbocharged M3 competes with such impressive contenders as the Mercedes C63 AMG, Cadillac ATS-V, and Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio.