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BMW
M3
(2007)




Basic (general) data

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Marque (make)Image of BMW M3
BMW
SerieM3
Model familyE92
ModelM3
Model code
Issued from2007
Issued until
Country of originDE,ZA
Number made
Body construction
Body designation

Bodywork

 
Base platform
Bodywork typefixed-head coupé
Bodywork designer
Number of doors2
Number of seats2+2
Cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]410 / 14.48 / 14.48
Max. cargo capacity (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]410 / 14.48 / 14.48
Passenger space (volume) [l / cu ft / cu ft]2973 / 104.99 / 104.99

Dimensions & Weight

 
Wheelbase [mm / in / in]2761 / 108.7 / 108.7
Track front [mm / in / in]1538 / 60.6 / 60.6
Track rear [mm / in / in]1539 / 60.6 / 60.6
Length [mm / in / in]4615 / 181.7 / 181.7
Width [mm / in / in]1817 / 71.5 / 71.5
Height [mm / in / in]1418 / 55.8 / 55.8
Length/wheelbase ratio1.67
Ground clearance [mm / in / in]100 / 3.9 / 3.9
Total (curb) weight [kg / lb / lb]1655 / 3649 / 3649
Dry weight [kg / lb / lb]
Load capacity [kg / lb / lb]430 / 948 / 948
Gross (max.) weight [kg / lb / lb]2000 / 4409 / 4409
Towing weight [kg / lb / lb]2000 / 4409 / 4409
Weight distribution (front) [% / % / %]51.2 / 51.2 / 51.2
Fuel capacity [l / UK gal / US gal]63 / 13.9 / 16.6

Aerodynamics

 
Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.31
Frontal area (A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]2.17 / 23.4 / 23.4
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A) [m2 / sq ft / sq ft]0.67 / 7.2 / 7.2
Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph) [kW / hp / hp]16.7 / 22.3 / 22.3

Engine

 
Engine Code
Engine ManufacturerBMW
Engine TypeV engine
Engine Type Details90.0° vee
Sump
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)
Fuel details
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)
Total number of cylinders8
Total number of valves32
Valves per cylinder4
Engine Main bearings5
Engine construction
Bore [mm / in / in]92.0 / 3.62 / 3.62
Stroke [mm / in / in]75.2 / 2.96 / 2.96
Bore/Stroke ratio1.22
Engine displacement [cm3 / cu in / cu in]3999 / 244.0 / 244.0
Unitary capacity [cm3/cylinder / cu in/cylinder / cu in/cylinder]499.88 / 30.505 / 30.505
Compression ratio12.0
Fuel supplyIndirect injection, multi point
Aspirationnatural
Compressor typeN/A
Intercoolerno
Catalytic converteryes
Max. output power [kW / hp / hp]308.7 / 414.0 / 414.0
Max. output power rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]8300 / 8300 / 8300
Max. torque [N·m / lb·ft / lb·ft]400.0 / 295.0 / 295.0
Max. torque rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]3900 / 3900 / 3900
Maximum rpm [rpm / rpm / rpm]
Coolantwater
Max. net output (power at the wheels) [kW / hp / hp]140.8 / 188.8 / 188.8 (est.)
Specific output [kW/l / bhp/cu in / bhp/cu in]77.2 / 1.696 / 1.696
Specific torque [N·m/l / lb·ft/cu in / lb·ft/cu in]100.0 / 0.87 / 0.87

Transmission

 
Transmission typemanual
Number of gears6
Wheel driverear wheel drive
Top gear (drive) ratio0.87
Final gear (drive) ratio3.85

Performance

 
Power-to-weight ratio [kW/ton / bhp/ton / bhp/ton]250.2 / 189.5 / 189.5
Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h) [s / s / s]3.70 / 3.70 / 3.70
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h) [s / s / s]4.80 / 4.80 / 4.80
Acceleration 0-100 km/h [s / s / s]4.90 / 4.90 / 4.90
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h) [s / s / s]10.60 / 10.60 / 10.60
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in top [s / s / s]
Standing ¼mile time [s / s / s]13.10 / 13.10 / 13.10
Standing ¼mile speed [km/h / mph / mph]109 / 68 / 68
Standing kilometer time [s / s / s]
Standing kilometer speed [km/h / mph / mph]
Top (maximal) speed [km/h / mph / mph]250 / 155 / 155
Fuel consumption, City (urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]17.9 / 15.8 / 13.1
Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]9.2 / 30.7 / 25.6
Fuel consumption, Mixed (combined) [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]12.4 / 22.8 / 19.0
Fuel consumption, Euro [l/100km / mpg-UK / mpg-US]
CO2 emissions [g/km / g/mi / g/mi]295 / 475 / 475
Range [km / mi / mi]508 / 316 / 316

Chassis

 
Engine locationfront
Engine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PAS
Steering detailsPower assisted steering Traction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP).
Turns lock-to-lock
Suspension frontWishbone (A-arm, control arm)
Suspension rearMulti-link
Wheels front8.5J x 18
Wheels rear9.5J x 18
Tyres front245/40 ZR 18
Tyres rear265/40 ZR 18
Brakes frontventilated disc
Brakes rearventilated disc
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system), EBD (electronic brake-force distribution), ASC (automatic stabilisation control)
Brake diameter front [mm / in / in]360 / 14.2 / 14.2
Brake diameter rear [mm / in / in]350 / 13.8 / 13.8
Braked area [cm2 / sq in / sq in]
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