2016 BMW M3

2016 BMW M3
MSRP
$63,500
BASE MODEL
MPG
17
CITY
26
HIGHWAY
Horsepower
425 HP
Twin Turbo I-6 ENGINE
Rating
0
5
JD POWER RATING
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Overview

The 3-Series is offered in Sedan or Sports Wagon body styles. Sedans are offered in 320i, 328i and 340i variants. The 320i makes 180 horsepower and the 328i makes 240 horsepower, both employing a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. The 340i offers a 320-horsepower 3.0L turbocharged six. All three engines employ twin-scroll turbocharging for quick responsiveness as well as strong torque output just above idle, which makes them feel like much larger engines. New-generation 8-speed automatic transmissions help the cars achieve excellent mileage, too -- up to 34 mpg with the 328i Sedan. Special xDrive versions of th...Read More

Model Strengths

  • A wide variety of options; athletic driving feel; fuel efficiency; high-tech options; long list of appearance packages and trims; compact size and maneuverability; practicality and comfort
  • Steering
  • Steering TypeRack-Pinion
  • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)40
  • Suspension
  • Suspension Type - FrontStrut
  • Suspension Type - RearMulti-Link
  • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)Multi-Link
  • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)Strut
  • Transmission
  • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)0.85
  • Second Gear Ratio (:1)2.32
  • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)1.00
  • Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.18
  • Reverse Ratio (:1)3.73
  • Trans Description Cont.Manual w/OD
  • Trans Type6
  • First Gear Ratio (:1)4.11
  • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)3.46
  • Trans Order CodeZMT
  • DrivetrainRear Wheel Drive
  • Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.54
  • Engine
  • SAE Net Torque @ RPM406 @ 1850
  • Engine TypeTwin Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
  • Displacement3.0 L/182
  • Fuel SystemDirect Gasoline Injection
  • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM425 @ 5500
  • Tires
  • Rear Tire SizeP275/40YR18
  • Front Tire SizeP255/40YR18
  • Cargo Area Dimensions
  • Trunk Volume (ft )12
  • Emissions
  • Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year8.9 (Est)
  • Weight Information
  • Base Curb Weight (lbs)3540
  • Vehicle
  • EPA ClassificationCompact Cars
  • Interior Dimensions
  • Second Shoulder Room (in)55.1
  • Front Shoulder Room (in)55.1
  • Passenger Capacity5
  • Front Leg Room (in)42
  • Second Leg Room (in)35.1
  • Second Head Room (in)37.7
  • Front Head Room (in)40.3
  • Electrical
  • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)210
  • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0 F (Primary)900
  • Mileage
  • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)20
  • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)26
  • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)17
  • Fuel Tank
  • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)15.9
  • Exterior Dimensions
  • Wheelbase (in)110.7
  • Track Width, Front (in)62.2
  • Height, Overall (in)56.1
  • Track Width, Rear (in)63.1
  • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)73.9
  • Length, Overall (in)184.5
  • Summary
  • Body StyleSedan
  • Vehicle NameBMW M3
  • Brakes
  • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)15
  • Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
  • Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
  • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)14.6
  • Brake ABS System4-Wheel
  • Wheels
  • Rear Wheel MaterialForged Aluminum
  • Front Wheel MaterialForged Aluminum
  • Front Wheel Size (in)18 X 9
  • Rear Wheel Size (in)18 X 10
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