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2013 BMW M3 vs. 2014 BMW M235 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The BMW M3 offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the BMW M235. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the BMW M3, drivers may find the BMW M235 a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the BMW M235 you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the BMW M3, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The BMW M3 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the BMW M235, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW M3 and the BMW M235 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW M3 is a little wider than the BMW M235, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the BMW M3, which is slightly longer than the BMW M235.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the BMW M3 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the BMW M235.

Handling
The BMW M3 has a larger turning radius than the BMW M235, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW M3 is somewhat more powerful than the BMW M235.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW M3 and the BMW M235. The BMW M3 has significantly less cargo room than the BMW M235, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The BMW M3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW M235.

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2013 BMW
M3

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MSRP*: $60,100

2014 BMW
M235

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MSRP*: $43,100
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.69% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.08% --
City MPG: 14 22
Highway MPG: 20 --
Engine(s): V-8 Inline-6
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $55,290 $39,650

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