The 2021 BMW M3 Competition goes for a ride in New York City


At the moment, there are very few new M3 and M4 models in the U.S., only a handful or two, making them quite rare. So seeing a Toronto Red BMW M3 Competition on the streets of New York must have been a wild sight. In this new photoshoot, we see exactly that.

BMW of Manhattan currently has such a car in its possession and has been wisely using it to get the attention of potential customers. We recently saw the very car get a wash and a detail from AMMO NYC, and it looks stellar once it was done. Prior to that, though, the M3 Competition was take to the streets for a photoshoot.

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Toronto Red is one of the very best colors the M Division has offered in some time. It’s a deep, bright red with a hint of metallic flake and it really pops. Sure, the M3’s grille is a bit of a bummer but the rest of the car, especially in this shade of red, is really quite good looking. One underappreciated aspect of the M3’s design is its switch to 4 Series headlights, rather than 3 Series headlights.

Being a Competition model, it gets black accents throughout the car, stunning black wheels and some subtle carbon fiber aero. However, the Competition model also brings more power and performance.

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Under the hood, the BMW M3 Competition makes 503 horsepower (510 PS) and 443 lb-ft of torque from its 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged I6. That engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic and xDrive all-wheel drive. So it will be the quickest M3 of all time when it finally hits dealerships. If you’re okay with sacrificing a bit of speed for driver engagement, go for the standard model that comes with only 473 horsepower but also a six-speed manual and rear-wheel drive.

Shortly after this photoshoot, this specific BMW M3 went off to AMMO for a bath and then went to a dealer unveiling, so that potential customers could see it up close.

[Photos: @bmwnyc and @Lmnppr_]





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