2015 BMW M3 – Greensboro, NC
- September 6, 2014
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The M3 is a legend in the world of performance cars, giving enthusiasts everywhere reason to speak in gushing superlatives whenever given the chance. It’s even better now that the M3 has had a heart transplant in the guise of a twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six that makes 425 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque; it replaces the previous model’s 414-hp 4.0-liter V-8. To help you avoid confusion, the M3 badge is now applied only to sedan models; coupe and convertible models now wear the new M4 designation.
Sublime handling, turbo torque, baby DTM rear fender flares, comfortable all day long.
Bland steering, almost 85 large as seen here.
VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan
PRICE AS TESTED: $84,650 (base price: $62,925)
ENGINE TYPE: twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve inline-6, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection
Displacement: 182 cu in, 2979 cc
Power: 425 hp @ 7300 rpm
Torque: 406 lb-ft @ 1850 rpm
TRANSMISSION: 6-speed manual
Wheelbase: 110.7 in
Length: 184.5 in
Width: 73.9 in Height: 56.1 in
Curb weight: 3580 lb
C/D TEST RESULTS:
Zero to 60 mph: 4.1 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 9.2 sec
Zero to 150 mph: 23.3 sec
Street start, 5-60 mph: 4.9 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 12.4 sec @ 116 mph
Top speed (governor limited): 163 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph: 154 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.98 g
EPA city/highway: 17/26 mpg
C/D observed: 22 mpg
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