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BMW M3 Competition (2021-) review

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  • Available new
  • Petrol/Diesel/Mild Hybrid

The M3 is BMW’s most iconic model, and this latest sixth-generation iteration follows a long line of highly revered performance saloons. It’s more powerful, luxurious and tech-laden than ever before, but both its size and weight have increased. Is it still the default four-seat choice for keen drivers, or has this latest M3 lost the driving magic of its forebears? Find out in our BMW M3 Competition first drive review.

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First reviewed by Which?

May 2021

Released

March 2021

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  2. 63%
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  3. 84%
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