The German automaker is introducing the most accessible trim level for the M3 in Australia, dubbed the Pure, is still packing plenty, including the M Competition Package as standard.
The carmaker has released a facelift for the high-performance sedan earlier this year, but it’s now willing to bring even more novelties for the series in Australia with the addition of the M3 Pure version. It’s exclusive for the Australian market, and comes as an entry-level version that adds more goodies at an attractive price level. It will become the cheapest M3 money can buy in the Land Down Under where it starts at AUD 129,900, which is $10,000 below the standard M3 and $15,000 more affordable than the top range M3 Competition. The M3 Pure won’t disappoint though, as it even includes as standard kit the M Competition Package bringing an extra 19 horsepower (14 kilowatts) to the turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder for a total of 444 hp (331 kW).
Owners can opt for the standard dual-clutch, seven-speed automatic transmission good for a 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) sprint in four seconds or for a free six-speed manual gearbox, which is two tenths slower when accelerating. The M3 Pure also packs other goodies – adaptive M suspension and 15-percent increased spring rates, a raft of glossy parts on the outside and 19-inch alloy wheels or the optional 20-inch set from the M3 Competition. At no cost added, BMW also throws in the head-up display, alarm system, and a carbon fiber trim inside the cabin alongside the Navigation System Professional and cloth/leather upholstery.