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BMW M3 Coupe

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 BMW M3 Coupe

2-door 4-seater coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3999 cm3 / 244.0 cu in / 244.0 cu in, 309.0 kW / 414.4 hp / 414.4 hp @ 8300 rpm / 8300 rpm / 8300 rpm, 400.0 N·m / 295.0 lb·ft / 295.0 lb·ft @ 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed, consumption 9.2 l/100km / 30.7 mpg-UK / 25.6 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2008
ModelM3 CoupeIssued until
SerieM3Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typecoupéNumber of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)430 l / 15.19 cu ft / 15.19 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)2633 l / 92.98 cu ft / 92.98 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)430 l / 15.19 cu ft / 15.19 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4870 mm / 191.7 in / 191.7 inTotal (curb) weight1655 kg / 3649 lb / 3649 lb
Width1810 mm / 71.3 in / 71.3 inDry weight
Height1470 mm / 57.9 in / 57.9 inLoad capacity425 kg / 937 lb / 937 lb
Wheelbase2770 mm / 109.1 in / 109.1 inGross (max.) weight2080 kg / 4586 lb / 4586 lb
Track frontTowing weight1200 kg / 2646 lb / 2646 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity63 l / 13.9 UK gal / 16.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.76  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.26 m2 / 24.3 sq ft / 24.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.68 m2 / 7.3 sq ft / 7.3 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.9 kW / 22.6 hp / 22.6 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 8 cylinder)Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke75.2 mm / 2.96 in / 2.96 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 98Bore/Stroke ratio1.22
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement3999 cm3 / 244.0 cu in / 244.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity499.90 cm3/cylinder / 30.506 cu in/cylinder / 30.506 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio12.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power309.0 kW / 414.4 hp / 414.4 hp at 8300 rpm / 8300 rpm / 8300 rpm
AspirationMax. torque400.0 N·m / 295.0 lb·ft / 295.0 lb·ft at 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)123.6 kW / 165.8 hp / 165.8 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output77.3 kW/l / 1.698 bhp/cu in / 1.698 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque100.0 N·m/l / 0.87 lb·ft/cu in / 0.87 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
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 ratio253.8 kW/ton / 192.3 bhp/ton / 192.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)9.2 l/100km / 30.7 mpg-UK / 25.6 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions276 g/km / 444 g/mi / 444 g/mi
  Range685 km / 426 mi / 426 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering detailsPower assisted steering Traction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP).
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front215/40-R18Tyres rear285/30-ZR21
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system), EBD (electronic brake-force distribution), ASC (automatic stabilisation control)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW M3 Coupe

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