2018 BMW M3 - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

🔎 Common problems of the 2018 BMW M3

1 problems has been reported for the 2018 BMW M3. The problem was related to the vehicle's equipment.

Table 1. Common problems of the 2018 BMW M3

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Equipment
1

📈 PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2018 BMW M3 in the United States are 5,854 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by BMW M3 owners in the last 1 years is 1, and the age of the vehicle is 1, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 1 / 5,854 / 1 * 1000 = 0.17.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across BMW M3 model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2018 BMW M3 in 2018.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2019
1
  2018
0

📊 Compare the 2018 BMW M3 with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used BMW M3, the following table can be used to compare the 2018 BMW M3 with the BMW M3 from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2018 M3 is 1 while the average number of problems reported for the 18 model years of the BMW M3 is 23.

Table 3. Compare the 2018 BMW M3 with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 M3
1
  2016 M3
4
  2013 M3
14
  2012 M3
6
  2011 M3
28
  2010 M3
15
  2009 M3
48
  2008 M3
90
  2006 M3
13
  2005 M3
12
  2004 M3
34
  2003 M3
64
  2002 M3
38
  2001 M3
17
  1999 M3
12
  1998 M3
14
  1997 M3
19
  1996 M3
1


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