This BMW M3 looks really good. With this Melbourne red exterior paint and dark gray eighteen-inch wheels, it gives the car a very aggressive appearance and waves a finger in the face of anything on the road that wants to tango. The M3's impressive 4.0-liter V-8 revs to an eye-opening 8300-rpm before hitting peak power and sounds fantastic in the process.

The interior is sporty, with a touch of carbon fiber on the dash and M-colored red-and-blue stitching on the thick steering wheel, and the headrests sport BMW's M logo. But it's not overdone; this M3 has beautiful leather seating surfaces and amenities like a navigation system and heated front seats. These help to make the M3 a suitable daily driver. I like this version of iDrive's rotary controller better than some of BMW's old controls, which I found to be out of date and frustrating to use.

Mike Ofiara, Road Test Coordinator

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