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