It was back in May of 2015 when BMW last made changes to their high-performance compact sedan and now the M3 is receiving it’s second facelift, although it’s just a minor change.
You will have a hard time even noticing the changes since only the front fascia has been redesigned to match the look of the recent facelift the M4 Coupe received. The modifications can be seen here in the sexy Tanzanite Blue paint color which is already available across the entire BMW 3 Series line.
The modifications will be available in 2018, with a four-month production break between the two model years. So if you’re interested in buying the slightly updated M3, you should wait until at least August before you put in your order.
Under the hood, the upgrades are very similar to those done to the M4 LCI. The 2018 M3 will have 431 horsepower (317 kW) produced by its biturbo 3.0L, straight-six engine. An upgrade to the Competition Package will bring add some juice: 450 horsepower (331 kW) and will allow the sport sedan to go from 0-62 MPH (100 kph) in only four seconds when equipped with the seven-speed, dual-clutch gearbox.
The Competition Package on the 2018 BMW M3 also includes a re-tuned adaptive M suspension, exclusive 20-inch alloy wheels, an M exhaust system with black chrome tips, and sporty lightweight bucket seats with the M signature emblem on them.
As one final touch, BMW is also expected to release a more powerful BMW M4 CS later in hte year which will look like a watered-down M4 GTS, with many similarities to the limited-edition M4 Competition Sport. Only 60 of the M4 Competition Sport models were built, all of which were sold in Spain.