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BMW M3 Convertible

(2005 model)

Brief specs of 2005 BMW M3 Convertible

2-door 4-seater convertible (cabriolet), 6-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, 3244 cm3 / 198.0 cu in / 198.0 cu in, 239.0 kW / 320.5 hp / 320.5 hp @ 7400 rpm / 7400 rpm / 7400 rpm, 337.0 N·m / 248.6 lb·ft / 248.6 lb·ft, consumption 13.1 l/100km / 21.6 mpg-UK / 18.0 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2005
ModelM3 ConvertibleIssued until
SerieM3Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

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) weight1690 kg / 3726 lb / 3726 lb
Width1790 mm / 70.5 in / 70.5 inDry weight
Height1380 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2740 mm / 107.9 in / 107.9 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 ratio1.64  

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 displacement3244 cm3 / 198.0 cu in / 198.0 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 power239.0 kW / 320.5 hp / 320.5 hp at 7400 rpm / 7400 rpm / 7400 rpm
AspirationMax. torque337.0 N·m / 248.6 lb·ft / 248.6 lb·ft at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)95.6 kW / 128.2 hp / 128.2 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output73.7 kW/l / 1.619 bhp/cu in / 1.619 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque103.9 N·m/l / 0.91 lb·ft/cu in / 0.91 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
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 ratio192.0 kW/ton / 145.5 bhp/ton / 145.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)14.7 l/100km / 19.2 mpg-UK / 16.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)10.2 l/100km / 27.7 mpg-UK / 23.1 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)13.1 l/100km / 21.6 mpg-UK / 18.0 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range481 km / 299 mi / 299 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 front225/40-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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