2015 BMW M3

2015 BMW M3
MSRP
$62,000
BASE MODEL
MPG
17
CITY
26
HIGHWAY
Horsepower
425 HP
Twin Turbo I-6 ENGINE
Rating
JD POWER RATING
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Overview

BMW had two, seemingly divergent goals that needed to be met with the new M3. The new car had to be both faster and easier to live with, making more power than the previous model, but also getting better fuel economy. BMW tackled the problem by replacing the old V8 with a twin-turbocharged 6-cylinder engine for the 2015 model year. The new engine makes 425 hp, 11 more horsepower than last year's engine. More impressive however, is the 406 lb-feet of torque that the new 6-cylinder engine offers, 121 ft-lbs more than the old V8 made. BMW claims that the new 6-cylinder engine is up to 25 percent more fuel effici...Read More

Model Strengths

  • Powerful engine; sublime handling; 4-door practicality; aggressive good looks; BMW cachet
  • Steering
  • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)40
  • Steering TypeRack-Pinion
  • Interior Dimensions
  • Second Shoulder Room (in)55.1
  • Front Leg Room (in)42
  • Front Head Room (in)40.3
  • Passenger Capacity5
  • Front Shoulder Room (in)55.1
  • Second Leg Room (in)35.1
  • Second Head Room (in)37.7
  • Mileage
  • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)26
  • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)17
  • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)20
  • Fuel Tank
  • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)15.9
  • Engine
  • Fuel SystemDirect Gasoline Injection
  • SAE Net Torque @ RPM406 @ 1850
  • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM425 @ 5500
  • Engine TypeTwin Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
  • Displacement3.0 L/182
  • Summary
  • Body StyleSedan
  • Vehicle NameBMW M3
  • Tires
  • Front Tire SizeP255/40YR18
  • Rear Tire SizeP275/40YR18
  • Wheels
  • Rear Wheel MaterialForged Aluminum
  • Rear Wheel Size (in)18 X 10
  • Front Wheel Size (in)18 X 9
  • Front Wheel MaterialForged Aluminum
  • Emissions
  • Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year9.0 (Est)
  • Vehicle
  • EPA ClassificationCompact Cars
  • Suspension
  • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)Strut
  • Suspension Type - RearMulti-Link
  • Suspension Type - FrontStrut
  • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)Multi-Link
  • Electrical
  • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)210
  • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0\ufffd F (Primary)900
  • Transmission
  • Trans Type6
  • Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.18
  • Trans Order CodeZMT
  • Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.54
  • Reverse Ratio (:1)3.73
  • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)0.85
  • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)3.46
  • First Gear Ratio (:1)4.11
  • Trans Description Cont.Manual w/OD
  • DrivetrainRear Wheel Drive
  • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)1.00
  • Second Gear Ratio (:1)2.32
  • Exterior Dimensions
  • Track Width, Front (in)62.2
  • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)73.9
  • Track Width, Rear (in)63.1
  • Wheelbase (in)110.7
  • Height, Overall (in)56.1
  • Length, Overall (in)184.5
  • Cargo Area Dimensions
  • Trunk Volume (ft\ufffd)12
  • Brakes
  • Brake ABS System4-Wheel
  • 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
  • Weight Information
  • Base Curb Weight (lbs)3540
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