Parkers overall rating: 5 out of 5 5.0

Crash test shows a strong bodyshell and that's assisted by six airbags plus a traction control system which it can make considerable use of. Protecting your licence is a different matter. Security seems to be suitably adequate.

For an out-and-out performance car there's still a saloon-sized boot for doing the practical stuff be it golf clubs or the holiday luggage. There is no Touring option. Disregard CSL for issues of practicality - it may have a boot, but it's for carrying your race overalls and helmet in.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the BMW 3-Series M3 Coupe (01-06).

  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats

M3 equipment

M3 standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
M3 optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats