BMW M3: Getting To Know More About The Quality

The BMW M3 is a sky-scraping version of the BMW 3-Series. BMW M, which is the in-house motorsport division of BMW, develops this. The M3 models have been resultant of the E series. (30, 36, 46 and 90/92/93). Sold with the option of coupes, translatable body styles and saloons, this series was a hit. The customary 3-series had undergone a sea change.

Changes in the model

The changes included additionally potent, and approachable engines, improved handling structure, altered suspension layout and advanced brake systems. The body enrichment was changed to a sleek look with an equivalent style in the accents for both in and out of the car that said “M” in the tri-color. “M” is the insignia used to connote “Motorsport”.

M5 and M3

M5 and M3 took the platform to a height that had set benchmark for the others to follow. This legacy carried on and even today, nearly all sport cars in the rank are judged against this high performer sedan, despite having powerful rivalry from Audi Quattro GmbH (Audi RS) and Mercedes-AMG.

It was 5 July 2013 when the last M3 sports car had rolled off the assemblage in Germany. The M3 tag will stay associated with the sports series; however, the coupe model will be restored by the M4 model from 2014.

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Technical Characteristics of BMW M3

Technical Characteristics of 2011 BMW M3 CRT produced by BMW (DE).

Body Type Saloon (sedan) 4 doors / 5 seats
Weight 1655 Kg
Length 4614 mm
Height 1416 mm
Wheelbase 2761 mm
Front Track 1540 mm
Rear Track 1540 mm
Ground Clearance n/a
Fuel Capacity 63 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment longitudinal
Drive Wheels Rear wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion PAS
Fuel Supply System direct petrol injection
Max Power 450HP (331 kW) @ 8300 rpm
Max Torque 440Nm @ 3750 rpm
CO2 Emissions 295 g/Km
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 4361 cc
Bore 92 mm
Stroke 82 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders n/a
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 32
Compression Ratio 12:1
Aspiration Normal
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes VeDi-S-ABS
Standard Wheels 9J x 19 EH2 / 10J x 19 EH2
Standard Tyres 245/35 R 19 / 265/35 R 19
Suspension Front n/a
Suspension Rear n/a
Transmission 7 speed automatic
Number of gears 7
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h 4.4 seconds
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 18.4 l/100km
Road 9.3 l/100km
Mixt 12.7 l/100km