Used BMW 3-Series M3 Coupé (2001 - 2006) Review

Review by Parkers on
5
The M3 is a very impressive piece of kit. One week it can be happily doing the commuting, shopping and school run, the next week it can whisk you across to the Nurburgring in Germany for some serious Ferrari bullying.

BMW 3-Series M3 Coupé (01-06)
Looks as good as it goes
Perhaps overshadowed now by Audi's RS4

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

5 out of 5

The M3 is a very impressive piece of kit. One week it can be happily doing the commuting, shopping and school run, the next week it can whisk you across to the Nurburgring in Germany for some serious Ferrari bullying. Few other cars combine comfort, practicality, performance, build integrity and driver involvement as well as the M3. The CS, launched in 2005, offers some of the driver-focused kit available on the limited-run lightweight M3 CSL in 2003.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

5 out of 5

Performance

5 out of 5

Handling

5 out of 5

Comfort

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3.5 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

2.5 out of 5

Green credentials

0.5 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

4.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 5 seats, big enough boot and the rear seats fold down.  

5 out of 5

David Parrott ,   02 Dec 2014    ... read more

 Supercar performance in a practical 3 series body.  

5 out of 5

Jason Oddy ,   31 Oct 2013    ... read more

 Near supercar performance with none of the rediculous downsides! Reasonable to run. Comfortable, carries 4x adults easily, good economy on a run (relatively) and a boot big enough for 'stuff' or...  

5 out of 5

Dan Johnston ,   01 Apr 2012    ... read more

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