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BMW M3 Convertible

(2004 model)

Brief specs of 2004 BMW M3 Convertible

2-door 4-seater convertible (cabriolet), 6-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, 3169 cm3 / 193.4 cu in / 193.4 cu in, 236.0 kW / 316.5 hp / 316.5 hp @ 7250 rpm / 7250 rpm / 7250 rpm, 355.3 N·m / 262.0 lb·ft / 262.0 lb·ft, rear wheel drive, consumption 13.2 l/100km / 21.4 mpg-UK / 17.8 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2004
ModelM3 ConvertibleIssued until
SerieM3Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)252 l / 8.90 cu ft / 8.90 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)2095 l / 73.98 cu ft / 73.98 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4500 mm / 177.2 in / 177.2 inTotal (curb) weight1775 kg / 3913 lb / 3913 lb
Width1790 mm / 70.5 in / 70.5 inDry weight
Height1380 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2790 mm / 109.8 in / 109.8 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance100 mm / 3.9 in / 3.9 inFuel capacity63 l / 13.9 UK gal / 16.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.61  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.10 m2 / 22.6 sq ft / 22.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore87.0 mm / 3.43 in / 3.43 in
FuelStroke91.0 mm / 3.58 in / 3.58 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.96
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement3169 cm3 / 193.4 cu in / 193.4 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity540.97 cm3/cylinder / 33.012 cu in/cylinder / 33.012 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio11.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power236.0 kW / 316.5 hp / 316.5 hp at 7250 rpm / 7250 rpm / 7250 rpm
AspirationMax. torque355.3 N·m / 262.0 lb·ft / 262.0 lb·ft at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)94.4 kW / 126.6 hp / 126.6 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output74.5 kW/l / 1.637 bhp/cu in / 1.637 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque112.1 N·m/l / 0.98 lb·ft/cu in / 0.98 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio180.8 kW/ton / 137.0 bhp/ton / 137.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)14.9 l/100km / 19.0 mpg-UK / 15.8 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)10.4 l/100km / 27.2 mpg-UK / 22.6 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)13.2 l/100km / 21.4 mpg-UK / 17.8 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range477 km / 297 mi / 297 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontIndependentSuspension rearIndependent
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front225/45-R18Tyres rear225/45-R18
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW M3 Convertible

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