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