Despite being the most accessible trim, the new M3 Pure still has the M Competition Package as standard kit.

BMW introduced the second facelift for its M3 at the beginning of the year - and now it's revealed a new entry-level version to sit below the standard model. Created exclusively to cater the Australian market, the new M3 Pure will cost $129,900 (around £75,000), which will make it $10,000 (£5,750) cheaper than the regular M3 and at the same time $15,000 (£8,600) more affordable than the flagship M3 Competition.

Although it’s a base model, the M3 Pure still feature an extensive list of standard equipment, including the important M Competition Package increasing the turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder’s output by 19hp to a grand total of 444hp. Buyers can have it with a standard dual-clutch, seven-speed automatic transmission enabling a 0-62mph run in just four seconds or with a six-speed manual gearbox available as a no-cost option. Bear in mind that opting for the manual will increase the sprint time by two tenths of a second.

The Aussie-only M3 Pure also gets a tweaked adaptive M suspension and 15-percent increased spring rates to make the saloon more agile while tackling corners at higher speeds. Design-wise, the car will feature an assortment of glossy parts and 19-inch alloy wheels shod in 255/35 R19 front and 275/35 R19 rear tyres. At an additional cost, customers will be able to get the M3 Competition’s larger 20-inch set.

Also offered without having to pay extra are the head-up display, alarm system, and a carbonfibre trim on the inside where the M3 Pure will also have the Navigation System Professional and cloth/leather upholstery.

BMW Australia has announced the new M3 Pure will hit showrooms from July at the same time as the more expensive versions.

Source: BMW

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