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BMW M3 Cabrio

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 BMW M3 Cabrio

2-door drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3999 cm3 / 244.0 cu in / 244.0 cu in, 308.7 kW / 414.0 hp / 414.0 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 12.9 l/100km / 21.9 mpg-UK / 18.2 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2008
ModelM3 CabrioIssued until
SerieM3Number made
Model familyE92Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4615 mm / 181.7 in / 181.7 inTotal (curb) weight1810 kg / 3990 lb / 3990 lb
Width1804 mm / 71.0 in / 71.0 inDry weight
Height1392 mm / 54.8 in / 54.8 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2761 mm / 108.7 in / 108.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1540 mm / 60.6 in / 60.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1539 mm / 60.6 in / 60.6 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity63 l / 13.9 UK gal / 16.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.67  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.13 m2 / 23.0 sq ft / 23.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (in 90.0° vee)Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke75.2 mm / 2.96 in / 2.96 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.22
Fuel supplyEngine displacement3999 cm3 / 244.0 cu in / 244.0 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity499.88 cm3/cylinder / 30.505 cu in/cylinder / 30.505 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio12.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power308.7 kW / 414.0 hp / 414.0 hp at 8300 rpm / 8300 rpm / 8300 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque400.0 N·m / 295.0 lb·ft / 295.0 lb·ft at 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)132.6 kW / 177.8 hp / 177.8 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output77.2 kW/l / 1.696 bhp/cu in / 1.696 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific 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) ratio0.87
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.85

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 ratio228.7 kW/ton / 173.3 bhp/ton / 173.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h5.30 s / 5.30 s / 5.30 sFuel consumption, City (urban)18.7 l/100km / 15.1 mpg-UK / 12.6 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)9.6 l/100km / 29.4 mpg-UK / 24.5 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)12.9 l/100km / 21.9 mpg-UK / 18.2 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions309 g/km / 497 g/mi / 497 g/mi
  Range488 km / 304 mi / 304 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels front8.5J x 18Wheels rear9.5J x 18
Tyres front245/40 ZR 18Tyres rear265/40 ZR 18
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front360 mm / 14.2 in / 14.2 inBrake diameter rear350 mm / 13.8 in / 13.8 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of BMW M3 Cabrio

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