2025 BMW M3: Updated sports sedan and wagon locked in for Australia

The updated BMW M3 range is due in Australia in the fourth quarter of 2024, bringing a more powerful engine tune and the latest infotainment technology.

BMW says it will reveal the local 2025 M3 lineup “in due course”. It currently offers a base manual sedan, a rear-wheel drive Competition sedan, and all-wheel drive Competition xDrive sedan and wagon models.

Revealed earlier today, the updated M3 sees all-wheel drive models get a more powerful version of the existing twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder engine – a change already revealed for the related M4 Competition xDrive coupe and convertible.

These now pump out 390kW, up 15kW from the rear-wheel drive Competition which continues with the same outputs for 2025.

Outputs for the M3 range are listed below:

M3 manual353kW550Nm
M3 Competition375kW650Nm
M3 Competition xDrive390kW650Nm

While there’s no change to the 0-100km/h sprint times of the M3 Competition xDrive sedan and Touring (remaining at 3.5 and 3.6 seconds, respectively), both models are now half a second quicker to 200km/h from a standstill (11.8 and 12.4 seconds, respectively).

The updated M3 range is almost unchanged visually – there are new headlights, and new alloy wheel designs.

Inside, there’s a new steering wheel design. The major news inside the cabin, however, is the introduction of BMW Operating System 8.5.

This is said to have a “flatter” menu structure, as well as customisable shortcut widgets on the driver’s side of the screen and “optimised operation of the ventilation and climate control functions”.

Prices for the updated BMW M3 range are yet to be announced, though the revised M4 saw increases of $2200 to $3400 to coincide with the updates.

The M3 currently opens at $161,300 before on-road costs for the base manual sedan.

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