One of the question we often get is what BMW M3 would you own if money was no object? Within our team, some answers range from the all new and shinny M3/M4 to the old school and iconic E30 M3. Reasons to choose one over another vary from price and performance to heritage and engine sound and the cool factor, but bottom line is that everyone has a preference when it comes to the M3 of their dreams.
There are several key elements that each generation brings to the table, and all of them either revolutionized or improved upon previous generations. While some people might simply say the BMW F80 M3 scores best in all these categories, truth is that in BMW fans’ eyes there are other M3s that are just as good or better.
When it comes to engines, the choices are even tougher. Some of us love the naturally-aspirated engine of the V8 E92 M3, while others will go for the inline-four of the E30 M3, a small yet potent and loud engine.
On the other hand, there’s a lot of nostalgia around the E36 M3 interior, a beautifully crafted and driver-oriented cabin that many still love to this date.
So with all these criteria laid out before you, we’re turning the selection process to you: What BMW M3 would you own today?