2017 BMW M3 facelift revealed

BMW has made new, but subtle, tweaks to its boisterous saloon

A mildly facelifted take on the BMW M3 will make its debut at this year's Geneva motor show, echoing changes made to the rest of the 3-series and 4-series range.

The Bavarian manufacturer has turned its attention to the super saloon following revisions made to the M4. Looking at recently released images of the refreshed M3, you’ll have trouble picking the new 2017 model out of a lineup; few and subtle changes being the order of the day.

Subscribe to evo magazine

evo is 21 and to celebrate, we're returning to 1998 prices! Subscribe now to SAVE 39% on the shop price and get evo for its original cover price of £3.00 an issue, plus get a FREE gift worth £25!

> Click here to read our review of the BMW M3 and M4

Modifications are mostly contained to the headlamp clusters, and the latest M3 now comes with BMW’s LED headlight technology. Slim LED light bars, as seen on the latest generation 5-Series, are the most obvious visual change to the 2017 car.

The straight-six engine goes untouched. This isn't worth lamenting, though. With 425bhp on tap and ample torque courtesy of two turbos, the 3-litre unit still offers up plenty of performance. Should you feel the need for some extra grunt you can equip the performance pack, which will send 444bhp to the rear wheels via a dual clutch, or manual transmission.

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below

We expect the revised M3 to land in UK showrooms in the second quarter of 2017.

Advertisement

Recommended

Visit/bmw/m3/20529/next-bmw-m3-to-go-all-4wd-the-inside-scoop-on-bmw-m-s-crucial-new-model
BMW M3 saloon

Next BMW M3 to go all 4WD

25 Mar 2019
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/sports-cars/202115/porsche-ditches-four-cylinder-for-flat-six-in-cayman-and-boxster-gts
sports cars

Porsche ditches four-cylinder for flat-six in Cayman and Boxster GTS

New models eschew turbos with detuned 4-litre from the Spyder and GT4
15 Jan 2020
Visit/aston-martin/dbx-suv/15413/aston-martin-dbx-prototype-review-the-best-suv-yet
Aston Martin DBX SUV

Aston Martin DBX prototype review

It might be late to the party, but has Aston Martin’s first ever SUV nailed the brief?
15 Jan 2020
Visit/toyota/gt-86/202104/toyota-gt86-vs-mazda-mx-5-vs-abarth-124-spider-lightweight-sports-car-shootout
Toyota GT 86

Toyota GT86 vs Mazda MX-5 vs Abarth 124 Spider – lightweight sports car shootout

Three affordable sports cars from Japan and, er, Japan battle it out on the Yorkshire Dales
14 Jan 2020
Visit/hyundai/201819/hyundai-i30-fastback-n-versus-the-nurburgring
Hyundai i30 N

Hyundai i30 Fastback N versus the Nurburgring

We brought the Hyundai i30 Fastback back to its spiritual home in Germany's Eifel mountains, where there is a racing track you might well have heard o…
7 Oct 2019