While Spain’s Madrid region was buried under the thickest snowfall in 50 years last month, the local BMW subsidiary decided to capitalize on it by launching the new M3 on the Jarama track, which is located north of the capital.
The 1-minute video shows the sports sedan taking a snow-covered race track with a professional racer behind the wheel, this racer doing some drift in the version. Competition of M3.
Powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine, the M3 Competition produces 503 hp (510 PS / 375 kW) and 479 lb-ft (650 Nm) of torque. In driving mode SportiestIt takes only 3.8 seconds to sprint to 60 mph (96 km / h), and with the optional M Driver’s Package it will reach a top speed of 180 mph (290 km / h). The standard version has the same engine, albeit with 473 hp (479 PS / 352 kW) and 406 lb-ft (550 Nm) of torque.
Besides an 8-speed automatic transmission, a 6-speed manual transmission, unique in the segment and starting this summer, the new M3 will also debut with M-tuned xDrive all-wheel drive, in another launch.
In Spain, where the following video was shot, the M3 Competition 2021 has a starting price of € 111,200, which equates to $ 133,778 at current exchange rates, while in Germany it could start from € 89,500 ($ 107,672). In the US, the M3 Competition comes with a list price of $ 72,800 and the lowest version starts at $ 69,900.
Nuevo BMW M3 sobre nieve en el circuito del Jarama: Adrenalina pura: