The Ultimate Driving Machine, the 2017 BMW M3

The Journey

Born from a lineage of racing cars, this BMW M3 available from Carhopper is the essence of the Ultimate Driving Machine and the perfect sports car rental in Los Angeles. Combining street manners and race-bred technologies, the BMW M3 is the pinnacle of street-driven performance cars. Don’t let the M3’s sedan styling fool you – this car is all about peak performance with its focus on speed and handling prowess. 425 horsepower is fed through a carbon-fiber driveshaft to the rear wheels, and this simple recipe gives brutal acceleration and immense levels of feedback to you in the driver’s seat.

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Adjustable, bolstered M-Sport seats and a thick sports steering wheel with paddle shifters provide a cockpit fit for such a machine.  A 7-speed dual clutch transmission gives 3 driver-selectable shift speeds ranging from sedate to lightning-quick, and with a rev limit above 7,000 RPM, this M3 provides spine-tingling acceleration all the way to redline. With multiple drive modes, you can choose your own gears or opt for the transmission to take control for you. From a standstill, 0-60 is dispatched in less than 4.5 seconds and despite the addition of turbocharging to the latest generation of M3, throttle response is immediate and power is available across the entire rev range. Despite all the performance on offer, adjustable drive modes allow it to comfortably and take the family along when renting in Newport Beach.  

Power is not the M3’s only calling card, however.  Dual piston brakes with large steel rotors bring the M3 to a halt with confidence and precision, yet are unobtrusive in their operation.  Independent, M bespoke suspension on all four corners coupled with solid subframe mounts give the highest level of feedback to the cabin; adding heightened levels of engagement to your drive. Near 50/50 weight balance coupled with rear drive allow the M3 to turn in with precision and assurance. Staggered summer performance tires put the power down on your request, and the forged wheels highlight the aggressive exterior styling that will make a statement on each stop of your next journey.

Next Steps

This BMW M3 is well suited for urban adventures in Los Angeles near LAX, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and Newport Beach. When you rent a BMW M3 from Carhopper, you’ll find luxury and comfort for busy days in the city, yet experience and feel pure performance when the roads clear ahead of you.