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
NOT WHAT YOU LOOKING FOR?

New Car Research

Select Make
Select Model
Year

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

Get a Quote

* required
M3