The 2025 BMW M3 lineup has been trimmed down to three variants in Australia, with the performance sedan and wagon due in local showrooms between October and December 2024.

    BMW revealed its facelifted M3 in May, with the flagship all-wheel drive Competition xDrive grades gaining a power bump and all variants scoring new adaptive LED headlights, revised wheel designs and a refreshed cabin.

    However, BMW Australia has since confirmed the rear-wheel drive M3 Competition – which sat as the middle-rung sedan – will no longer be a part of the lineup, an identical move to that which the carmaker made with the M4 lineup in January.

    Buyers of four-door M3s now have just two variants to choose from: the base manual M3 or the higher-output M3 Competition xDrive.

    Prices are up across the range, with the base BMW M3 manual now starting from $163,700 before on-road costs – $2400 more than prior to the update, and almost $20,000 dearer than when the current G80-series model launched in 2021.

    Having received a cosmetic, power and tech upgrade, the M3 Competition xDrive now starts from $181,500 before on-road costs in sedan guise (up $3700) and $183,500 before on-roads for the Touring wagon (up $3500).

    Customer deliveries are due to begin in the fourth quarter of 2024 (October to December inclusive).


    2025 BMW M3 manual sedan$163,700 (+$2400)
    2025 BMW M3 Competition xDrive automatic sedan$181,500 (+$3700)
    2025 BMW M3 Touring Competition xDrive automatic wagon$183,500 (+$3500)


    BMW M3BMW M3 Competition xDrive
    EngineTwin-turbo 3.0-litre six-cylinderTwin-turbo 3.0-litre six-cylinder
    Power353kW390kW (+15kW)
    Drive typeRear-wheel driveAll-wheel drive
    TransmissionSix-speed manualEight-speed torque-converter automatic
    Acceleration (0-100km/h)4.2 seconds3.5 seconds (sedan), 3.6 seconds (Touring)


    BMW M3BMW M3 Competition xDrive
    Fuel consumption (WLTP)10.0-10.1L/100km10.1-10.2L/100km (sedan), 10.3-10.4L/100km (Touring)
    Fuel type98-octane premium unleaded98-octane premium unleaded
    Fuel tank capacity59L59L


    Boot space480L500L (seats up), 1510L seats folded
    Kerb weight1705kg (M3 RWD)
    1780kg (M3 Competition xDrive)

    Servicing and Warranty

    BMW Australia hasn’t yet announced service pricing, but all new vehicles are covered by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.


    The BMW M4 doesn’t have an ANCAP safety rating.

    Standard safety features include: 

    • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Lane departure warning
    • Lane-keep assist
    • Traffic sign recognition
    • Tyre pressure monitoring

    Standard Equipment

    The BMW M3 includes:

    • Six-speed manual transmission
    • Rear-wheel drive
    • 353kW and 550Nm outputs
    • M forged alloy wheels (19-inch front, 20-inch rear)
    • Adaptive LED headlights (NEW)
    • M carbon fibre trim
    • Power boot-lid
    • Leather ‘Merino’ interior upholstery
      • Yas Marina Blue and Black
      • Silverstone and Black
      • Kyalami Orange and Black
      • Black
    • Power-adjustable and heated M sport seats
    • Heated steering wheel
    • Anthracite headliner
    • Head-up display
    • Flat-bottom Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel (NEW)
    • BMW Curved Display (12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 14.9-inch infotainment screen)
    • BMW iDrive 8.5 operating software (NEW)
    • Wired and wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
    • DAB+ digital radio
    • ‘Luxury’ instrument panel (NEW)
    • Wireless smartphone charging
    • Harman Kardon sound system
    • Cloud-based satellite navigation
    • Semi-autonomous parking assist
    • M Drive Professional system:
      • Lap timer
      • Drift analyser
      • Variable traction control
      • Track mode

    The BMW M3 Competition xDrive adds:

    • Eight-speed automatic transmission
    • All-wheel drive
    • 390kW and 650Nm outputs (NEW)
    • Full leather ‘Merino’ upholstery
      • Yas Marina Blue and Black
      • Silverstone and Black
      • Kyalami Orange and Black
      • Black
    • Driving Assistant Professional system:
      • Lane-centring assist
      • Automatic speed limit assist
      • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
    • Comfort access via BMW Digital Key
    • High gloss black roof rails (Touring only)
    • Luggage compartment package (Touring only)


    In addition to the M3’s standard ‘Style 825 M’ wheels in bicolour black and silver, the Style 826 M forged wheels are available in the same finishes for an additional $2000.

    A choice of four additional cost-option Merino leather interior options are also available for an extra $1000 across both the standard M3 and M3 Competition.

    These comprise:

    • Fiona Red and Black
    • Tartufo
    • Ivory White
    • Fjord Blue and Black

    BMW also offers a handful of standalone options:

    • Carbon ceramic brakes with gold calipers: $19,000
    • Red or black brake calipers: no cost
    • M carbon bucket seats: $10,000
    • M Alcantara steering wheel (base M3 sedan only): $1000
    • M carbon exterior package: $9500 (sedan), $8500 (Touring)


    A choice of nine no-cost and seven premium paint finishes are available for the M3.

    • Alpine White
    • Sao Paulo Yellow
    • M Portimao Blue
    • Isle of Man Green
    • Aventurine Red
    • Skyscraper Grey
    • M Brooklyn Grey
    • M Toronto Red
    • Black Sapphire
    • BMW Individual Dravit Grey
    • BMW Individual Tanzanite Blue
    • BMW Individual Frozen Brilliant White
    • BMW Individual Frozen Portimao Blue
    • BMW Individual Frozen Deep Grey metallic
    • BMW Individual Frozen Orange metallic
    • BMW Individual Frozen Black metallic

    The Dravit Grey and Tanzanite Blue finishes cost $2500, while the ‘Frozen’ colours set buyers back an additional $7500.

    MORE: Everything BMW M3

    Jordan Mulach

    Born and raised in Canberra, Jordan has worked as a full-time automotive journalist since 2021, being one of the most-published automotive news writers in Australia before joining CarExpert in 2024.

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