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BMW M3 Coupe

(2005 model)

Brief specs of 2005 BMW M3 Coupe

2-door 5-seater coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 24-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2996 cm3 / 182.8 cu in / 182.8 cu in, 245.0 kW / 328.6 hp / 328.6 hp @ 7900 rpm / 7900 rpm / 7900 rpm, 330.0 N·m / 243.4 lb·ft / 243.4 lb·ft @ 4900 rpm / 4900 rpm / 4900 rpm, manual 7-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed, consumption 11.9 l/100km / 23.7 mpg-UK / 19.8 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

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

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typecoupéNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)269 l / 9.50 cu ft / 9.50 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)2379 l / 84.01 cu ft / 84.01 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)410 l / 14.48 cu ft / 14.48 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4500 mm / 177.2 in / 177.2 inTotal (curb) weight1572 kg / 3466 lb / 3466 lb
Width1790 mm / 70.5 in / 70.5 inDry weight
Height1380 mm / 54.3 in / 54.3 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2730 mm / 107.5 in / 107.5 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 ratio1.65  

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
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke91.0 mm / 3.58 in / 3.58 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 98Bore/Stroke ratio0.96
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement2996 cm3 / 182.8 cu in / 182.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity540.97 cm3/cylinder / 33.012 cu in/cylinder / 33.012 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio11.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power245.0 kW / 328.6 hp / 328.6 hp at 7900 rpm / 7900 rpm / 7900 rpm
AspirationMax. torque330.0 N·m / 243.4 lb·ft / 243.4 lb·ft at 4900 rpm / 4900 rpm / 4900 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)98.0 kW / 131.4 hp / 131.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output81.8 kW/l / 1.797 bhp/cu in / 1.797 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque110.1 N·m/l / 0.96 lb·ft/cu in / 0.96 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears7
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio212.1 kW/ton / 160.7 bhp/ton / 160.7 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)9.8 l/100km / 28.8 mpg-UK / 24.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)11.9 l/100km / 23.7 mpg-UK / 19.8 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions278 g/km / 448 g/mi / 448 g/mi (est.)
  Range529 km / 329 mi / 329 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP).
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front205/65-R15Tyres rear225/45-R18
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW M3 Coupe

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