2011 BMW E92 M3 Coupe Review

Car and Driver Overview:

It’s hard to find a flaw with these perennial 10Best winners, and picking one may be just as difficult, as there are now four models offered. The new-for-2011 335is sits between the fast-but-less-furious 335i and the powerful M3. Even the entry-level 328i offers a surprising amount of performance.


Impeccable ride, handling, and steering; powerful and quiet turbo sixes; fuel-efficient base mill; basically everything about the M3, especially its V-8.


Options ain’t cheap.

What’s New

Redesigned for 2007, M3 for 2008; 335i gets single-turbo engine with same power, 328i and 335i see aesthetic updates, 335is model added, and M3 gets optional Competition pack for 2011.

Competition Package

Another exciting BMW model unveiled today at the Geneva Motor Show was the BMW M3 Coupe facelift with Competition Package. The M3 Coupe, Sedan, and Convertible models become 2011 models this spring and BMW ups the ante on the M3 Coupe and Sedan by offering a new “Competition Package” for MY2011.

The package (ZCP) further enhances the highly responsive chassis by installing a 10mm lower suspension and 19” wheels with greater offset for a wider track.

Combined with remapped Electronic Damping Control and Dynamic Stability Control systems, the M3 with Competition Package is the best handling production M car ever built.
Design wise, modified rear lights with glass covers in a homogeneous red color provide an additional visual accentuation in the BMW M3 Coupé and the BMW M3 Convertible. With two harmoniously illuminating light banks fed by LED units, they create a characteristic nocturnal design.

The M3 with Competition Package also comes with an exclusive color, the stunning Monte Carlo Blue. In the U.S., the Competition Package is available on the Coupe and Sedan models for $2,500.

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