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The return of the M is a plate full of compromises. Itâ€™s larger, but lighter. Itâ€™s got M-specific steering, but it uses electric assist. Itâ€™s called the M3, but itâ€™s got 4 doors. 0-liter inline 6, albeit turbocharged rather than naturally aspirated.To be fair, I was never a fan of a V8-powered M. 1 Series2 Series3 Series3 Series Gran Turismo4 Series5 Series5 Series Gran Turismo6 Series6 Series Gran Turismo7 Series8 Series3.0CS2015 BMW M3 Review2,363 nationwide M3 listings starting at $4,5652015 BMW M3The return of the M is a plate full of compromises. Itâ€™s larger, but lighter. Itâ€™s got M-specific steering, but it uses electric assist. Itâ€™s called the M3, but itâ€™s got 4 doors. And itâ€™s fitted with the most classic of BMW millsâ€”the 3.0-liter inline 6, albeit turbocharged rather than naturally aspirated. To be fair, I was never a fan of a V8-powered M. Sure, itâ€™s hard to argue with that sound or the gobs of torque that come with it, but an inline 6 just feels more appropriate in an M car (even if the original made do with just 4 cylinders). Here, the twin turbochargers are a concession weâ€™ll all have to live with, at least until the power/efficiency war manages to meet In fact, the M has gone through a pretty serious weight-reduction regimen, making this the first in the vehicleâ€™s storied history to be delivered lighter than its predecessor. Outfitted correctly, itâ€™s even lighter than the final year of the E46. In total, this generation has dropped 164 pounds thanks to the 20-pound-lighter engine, lightweight seats, 11 pounds saved wiThat means aluminum subframe and control arms up front with a carbon strut brace, while the solid rear subframe utilizes forged-aluminum control arms. They match nicely with the forged aluminum wheels, which come standard in 18-inch flavor, but if you fall in the â€œbigger is betterâ€ camp, 19 inches is an option. Staggered sizes mean 255/35 ZR front and 275/35 ZR rear tirFor further weight savings, upgrade the already upgraded compound disc brakes to carbon-ceramic units, a first in an M. The standard setup comes with 4 pistons in front and 2 in the rear, but the carbons add 2 on each end for even more clamping power. May 14, 2014What's your take on the 2015 BMW M3?Cars compared to 2015 BMW M3BMW M4BMW M5BMW M3 Questions2015 BMW M3 Sedan RWD Shopping & PricingShould I Buy An M3?4 viewsBMW M3 Links2015 BMW M3 Price Analysis30 GOOD Deals