BMW M3 (2021) Review Rundown

BMWPublished on 22 May 2021Last Edited on 23 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*


Photo of BMW M3 & M3 Competition Sedans (G80)
Neoscore* 79%
  • Superb all-wheel drive
  • Superb rear-axle grip
  • Fantastic handling
  • Nothing in particular


The 2021 BMW M3 remains a driver's car of excellent quality. For the first time in M3 history, a new all-wheel drive system is available for the M3 Competition. In the normal M3 the I6 engine develops 473bhp, while the new M3 Competition steps things up to 503bhp. A six-speed manual gearbox is found on the standard cars, while Competition variants are equipped with an eight-speed automatic.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.



Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from Autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The BMW M3 remains a driver's car of excellent quality. BMW has sensitively and thoughtfully applied new technology to the M3 throughout its generations. These new cars continue that trend, while also blending comfort with their explosive performance. Under the bonnet, a familiar tale is played out in the form of 3.0-litre, turbocharged straight-six power.
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  • Fantastic acceleration
  • Impressive power for the price
  • Nothing in particular


Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from Carmagazine have found the following[***]:
The 2021 M3 has 472bhp, 479lb ft and a top speed of 155mph. It has four doors instead of two, an additional 25kg and a one-tenth from zero to 62mph compared to the new M4. Like the M2 CS, the latest M3 is fitted with a forgiving clutch and an undemanding gearbox.
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  • Gorgeous front-axle grip
  • M xDrive all-wheel-drive system
  • Nothing in particular


Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
The 2021 BMW M3 Competition offers loads more power and a quick-shifting automatic transmission. With twin mono-scroll turbochargers cramming air down its throat, this 3.0-liter I6 belts out 503 horsepower. The car's top speed is 155 mph, or a heady 180 with the optional M Driver's Package.
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  • Powerful I6
  • Loads of cargo space
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Thicc steering


  1. 1. ^ New BMW M3 Competition prototype review. Autoexpress. 2020-07-01. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  2. 2. ^ 2021 BMW M3 protoype review: tested on track. Carmagazine. 2020-06-30. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  3. 3. ^ 2021 BMW M3 Competition review: Champing at the bit. Cnet. 2021-05-21. Retrieved 2021-05-22.
  4. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  5. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  6. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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