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Parkers overall rating: 5 out of 5 5.0
BMW 3-Series M3 Coupe (01-06) - rated 5 out of 5
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PROS

Looks as good as it goes

CONS

Perhaps overshadowed now by Audi's RS4

At a glance

New price £42,240 - £58,382
Used price £5,850 - £27,475
Used monthly cost £144 - £678
Fuel economy 21 - 23 mpg
Road tax cost £325 - £570
Insurance group 42 - 44 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Looks as good as it goes

CONS

Perhaps overshadowed now by Audi's RS4

BMW 3-Series M3 Coupe rivals

The M3 is a very impressive piece of kit. One week it can be happily doing the commuting, shopping and school run, the next week it can whisk you across to the Nurburgring in Germany for some serious Ferrari bullying. Few other cars combine comfort, practicality, performance, build integrity and driver involvement as well as the M3. The CS, launched in 2005, offers some of the driver-focused kit available on the limited-run lightweight M3 CSL in 2003.

BMW 3-Series M3 Coupe rivals

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