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