The four-door M3 saloon from BMW has "supercar performance" as well as the practicality of a larger vehicle, the firm has claimed.
Reaching 62 mph from zero in 4.9 seconds and hitting a top speed of 155 mph, the car also features Brake Energy Regeneration.
This means that the vehicle can realise when it is over-run and adjusts the alternator to charge the battery with energy that would usually be wasted.
BMW pointed out that the M3 saloon is only the second such vehicle to be produced in the range, adding that it can still offer the performance of the latest coupe.
"The M3 Saloon features the same, sleek front end design from the Coupe. This includes the lowered, sportier headlamp design and striking power dome in the bonnet," it stated.
Meanwhile, BMW has seen its group vehicle sales increase by some 7.4 per cent in September, with 141,952 units being sold.