Production of the all-new 2021 BMW M3 sedan begins production this week at the BMW plant in Munich (Germany), where the entire 3-Series G20 series is shipped.
The new M3 will complete the entire 3-Series collection in Munich’s home. That means the 3-Series Sedan and the 3-Series Touring, which includes all plug-in hybrid, petrol and diesel models, will ship on the same line.
The previous generation BMW M4 is also produced at the Munich factory. However, from last spring, the new generation was transferred to the Dingolfing factory for BMW to install new lines for the new M4 Coupe and M3.
BMW also activates its own seat production division. In addition to the new M carbon seats, bonnet, side panels of the new G80 M3 are crafted and installed manually.
The new BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe will arrive in European dealerships in March 2021. Both new BMW M models feature high rpm, using a 3.0-liter twin turbocharged inline six.
The standard model makes 473 hp and 550 Nm, while the Competition variant makes 503 hp and 650 Nm.
BMW offers a fairly rare option in this segment: a 6-speed manual transmission for rear-wheel drive (RWD) models. Other options include an 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic and the M xDrive smart all-wheel drive (summer launch 2021).