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2021 BMW M3 drives better than it looks

The new M3 might not have a pretty face, but it's a damn fine sport sedan.

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Steven Ewing

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This is the new 2021 BMW M3 sedan.

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And yeah, it's way better looking from the rear.

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The inside is nicely appointed, and I love the orange seats.

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The 3.0-liter twin-turbo I6 makes 473 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque in its base tune, or 503 hp and 479 lb.-ft. in Competition spec.

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You can get the base version with a six-speed manual transmission.

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BMW's iDrive 7 infotainment system comes standard.

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That nose, though -- yikes.

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The new Isle of Man green paint is awesome.

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The M3 is pretty great to drive, too.

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