BMW M3 2025 Sedan Gets A Power Boost

BMW M3 2025 Sedan Gets A Power Boost

BMW is refreshing the M3 sedan for 2025. The automaker’s renowned performance vehicle receives typical mid-cycle updates, such as redesigned headlights and refined interior elements. Additionally, the all-wheel-drive Competition model gains an extra 20 horsepower.

Enhanced Power for the M3 Competition xDrive

The M3 Competition xDrive’s engine management system has been reconfigured to increase its output to 390 kW. However, torque remains unchanged at 650 Nm, allowing the vehicle to maintain its 0-100 km/h time of 3.4 seconds, as stated by BMW.

Further down the range, the rear-wheel-drive 2025 M3 and M3 Competition models continue with their previous power outputs. The S58 twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre straight-six engine in these models produces 353 kW and 375 kW, respectively. All variants reach a top speed of 250 km/h, which can be raised to 290 km/h with the optional M Driver’s Package.

Transmission and Braking System

The Competition models feature an eight-speed automatic gearbox, while the standard rear-wheel-drive M3 is equipped with a six-speed manual transmission. The braking system includes six-piston front and single-piston rear calipers. An optional M Carbon ceramic brake system is available, reducing weight by approximately 13.6 kg compared to the standard discs.

Exterior and Interior Updates

Externally, the 2025 M3 boasts new LED headlights and an outlined M3 badge on the boot lid. The updated headlights combine the low and high beams into a single module and feature two arrow-shaped LED units for daytime running lights and indicators. BMW has also introduced new forged M alloy 825M wheels with a bright silver finish.

Inside, the driver interacts with a redesigned, three-spoke flat-bottom M leather steering wheel, available in Alcantara. This steering wheel includes revised spokes and a red 12-o’clock center marker. The 2025 M3 is equipped with BMW’s latest infotainment software, version 8.5, which streamlines the controls for the automatic climate system.


The first units of the new BMW M3 Competition Sedan with M xDrive and the newly introduced BMW M3 Competition Touring with M xDrive are set to arrive in South Africa in the fourth quarter of 2024.


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