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
0
5
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 efficient ...Read More

Model Strengths

  • Powerful engine; sublime handling; 4-door practicality; aggressive good looks; BMW cachet
  • Steering
  • Steering TypeRack-Pinion
  • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)40
  • Interior Dimensions
  • Front Shoulder Room (in)55.1
  • Front Head Room (in)40.3
  • Second Leg Room (in)35.1
  • Front Leg Room (in)42
  • Second Shoulder Room (in)55.1
  • Passenger Capacity5
  • Second Head Room (in)37.7
  • Mileage
  • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)20
  • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)17
  • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)26
  • Fuel Tank
  • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)15.9
  • Exterior Dimensions
  • Track Width, Rear (in)63.1
  • Length, Overall (in)184.5
  • Wheelbase (in)110.7
  • Height, Overall (in)56.1
  • Track Width, Front (in)62.2
  • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)73.9
  • Summary
  • Vehicle NameBMW M3
  • Body StyleSedan
  • Brakes
  • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)15
  • Brake ABS System4-Wheel
  • Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
  • Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
  • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)14.6
  • Emissions
  • Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year9.0 (Est)
  • Weight Information
  • Base Curb Weight (lbs)3540
  • Suspension
  • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)Multi-Link
  • Suspension Type - RearMulti-Link
  • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)Strut
  • Suspension Type - FrontStrut
  • Electrical
  • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0 F (Primary)900
  • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)210
  • Transmission
  • Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.54
  • DrivetrainRear Wheel Drive
  • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)1.00
  • Trans Type6
  • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)3.46
  • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)0.85
  • Trans Order CodeZMT
  • Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.18
  • First Gear Ratio (:1)4.11
  • Trans Description Cont.Manual w/OD
  • Second Gear Ratio (:1)2.32
  • Reverse Ratio (:1)3.73
  • Engine
  • Engine TypeTwin Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
  • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM425 @ 5500
  • Displacement3.0 L/182
  • Fuel SystemDirect Gasoline Injection
  • SAE Net Torque @ RPM406 @ 1850
  • Tires
  • Rear Tire SizeP275/40YR18
  • Front Tire SizeP255/40YR18
  • Cargo Area Dimensions
  • Trunk Volume (ft )12
  • Wheels
  • Rear Wheel Size (in)18 X 10
  • Front Wheel MaterialForged Aluminum
  • Rear Wheel MaterialForged Aluminum
  • Front Wheel Size (in)18 X 9
  • Vehicle
  • EPA ClassificationCompact Cars
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