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2017 BMW M3

Competition Package Sedan3.0L Twin-Turbo I-6RWD7A4.0 sec12.2 sec @ 118.4 mph17/24/---- mpgRoad & Track
Competition Package + M Performance Parts Sedan3.0L Twin-Turbo I-6RWD7A3.8 sec12.1 sec @ 118.7 mph17/24/---- mpgMotor Trend

2016 BMW M3

Competition Package Sedan3.0L Twin-Turbo I-6RWD7A4.0 sec12.2 sec @ 120 mph17/24/18 mpgCar and Driver
Competition Package Sedan3.0L Twin-Turbo I-6RWD7A4.3 sec12.5 sec @ 118 mph17/24/---- mpgMotor Trend

2015 BMW M3

Sedan3.0L Twin-Turbo I-6RWD6M4.0 sec12.3 sec @ 116 mph17/26/22 mpgCar and Driver
Sedan3.0L Twin-Turbo I-6RWD6M4.1 sec12.4 sec @ 116 mph17/26/22 mpgCar and Driver
Sedan3.0L Twin-Turbo I-6RWD7A3.8 sec12.0 sec @ 119 mph17/24/20 mpgCar and Driver
Sedan3.0L Twin-Turbo I-6RWD7A3.8 sec12.2 sec @ 117 mph17/24/20 mpgCar and Driver
Sedan3.0L Twin-Turbo I-6RWD7A3.8 sec12.1 sec @ 117.8 mph17/24/---- mpgMotor Trend
Sedan3.0L Twin-Turbo I-6RWD7A3.9 sec12.2 sec @ 117.3 mph17/24/20.3 mpgMotor Trend
Sedan3.0L Twin-Turbo I-6RWD7A4.0 sec12.3 sec @ 118.1 mph17/24/---- mpgMotor Trend
Sedan3.0L Twin-Turbo I-6RWD7A3.9 sec12.3 sec @ 114.9 mph17/24/---- mpgRoad & Track

2012 BMW M3

Coupe4.0L V8RWD6M4.3 sec12.7 sec @ 114 mph14/20/19 mpgCar and Driver

2011 BMW M3

Coupe4.0L V8RWD7A4.1 sec12.6 sec @ 113.2 mph14/20/13.9 mpgMotor Trend
Coupe4.0L V8RWD7A4.2 sec12.6 sec @ 113.4 mph14/20/---- mpgMotor Trend
Coupe4.0L V8RWD6M4.4 sec12.8 sec @ 110.9 mph14/20/---- mpgMotor Trend

2010 BMW M3

Coupe4.0L V8RWD7A3.9 sec12.4 sec @ 114 mph14/20/14 mpgCar and Driver
Dinan S3-R Coupe4.6L V8RWD6M4.2 sec12.5 sec @ 118 mph----/----/14 mpgCar and Driver
GT Coupe (Race Car)4.0L V8RWD6M3.1 sec11.0 sec @ 129 mph----/----/---- mpgCar and Driver

2009 BMW M3

Coupe4.0L V8RWD7A4.1 sec12.6 sec @ 113 mph14/20/12 mpgCar and Driver
Coupe4.0L V8RWD6M4.1 sec12.5 sec @ 114.8 mph14/20/15 mpgRoad & Track
Sedan4.0L V8RWD7A4.3 sec12.7 sec @ 110.6 mph14/20/15.9 mpgMotor Trend

2008 BMW M3

Convertible4.0L V8RWD7A4.6 sec13.1 sec @ 109 mph14/20/18 mpgCar and Driver
Coupe4.0L V8RWD7A4.3 sec12.7 sec @ 113 mph14/20/17 mpgCar and Driver
Coupe4.0L V8RWD6M4.3 sec12.8 sec @ 113 mph14/20/14 mpgCar and Driver
Coupe4.0L V8RWD6M4.4 sec.12.9 sec @ 111 mph14/20/18 mpgCar and Driver
Coupe4.0L V8RWD7A4.1 sec12.6 sec @ 113.2 mph14/20/---- mpgMotor Trend
Sedan4.0L V8RWD6M4.1 sec12.6 sec @ 113 mph14/20/16 mpgCar and Driver
Sedan4.0L V8RWD6M4.3 sec12.7 sec @ 111.3 mph14/20/19.1 mpgMotor Trend
Sedan4.0L V8RWD6M4.3 sec12.7 sec @ 112 mph14/20/18 mpgMotor Week

2006 BMW M3

Dinan Supercharged S3-R Coupe3.2L Supercharger I-6RWD6M4.4 sec12.9 sec @ 112 mph----/----/17 mpgCar and Driver

2005 BMW M3

Coupe3.2L I-6RWD6M4.8 sec13.3 sec @ 104.4 mph15/22/---- mpgMotor Trend

2003 BMW M3

Coupe3.2L I-6RWD6M4.8 sec13.6 sec @ 105 mph15/22/19 mpgCar and Driver
Coupe3.2L I-6RWD6A5.0 sec13.5 sec @ 105.8 mph15/21/17.4 mpgRoad & Track
Dinan S2 Coupe3.2L I-6RWD6M4.6 sec13.2 sec @ 107 mph----/----/17 mpgCar and Driver
GTR Coupe (Race Car)4.0L V8RWD6M3.4 sec11.4 sec @ 127 mph----/----/---- mpgCar and Driver

2002 BMW M3

Active Autowerke Coupe3.2L Supercharger I-6RWD6M4.9 sec13.3 sec @ 109 mph----/----/---- mpgCar and Driver
Convertible3.2L I-6RWD6M5.1 sec13.7 sec @ 104 mph14/21/19 mpgCar and Driver
Coupe3.2L I-6RWD6M4.8 sec13.4 sec @ 107 mph15/22/---- mpgCar and Driver
Coupe3.2L I-6RWD6A5.0 sec13.6 sec @ 106 mph15/21/19 mpgCar and Driver
Coupe3.2L I-6RWD6A4.9 sec13.5 sec @ 104.2 mph15/21/17 mpgRoad & Track

2001 BMW M3

Convertible3.2L I-6RWD6M5.02 sec13.63 sec @ 103.76 mph14/21/---- mpgMotor Trend
Coupe3.2L I-6RWD6M4.5 sec13.1 sec @ 107 mph15/22/23 mpgCar and Driver
Coupe3.2L I-6RWD6M4.7 sec13.4 sec @ 106 mph15/22/16 mpgCar and Driver
Coupe3.2L I-6RWD6M4.65 sec13.18 sec @ 106.92 mph15/22/---- mpgMotor Trend
Coupe3.2L I-6RWD6M5.0 sec13.5 sec @ 107 mph15/22/---- mpgMotor Week

1999 BMW M3

Convertible3.2L I-6RWD5A6.6 sec14.9 sec @ 94.9 mph15/23/---- mpgMotor Trend
Coupe3.2L I-6RWD5M6.0 sec14.6 sec @ 95 mph17/24/21 mpgCar and Driver

1998 BMW M3

Convertible3.2L I-6RWD5M5.8 sec14.5 sec @ 97 mph18/26/---- mpgMotor Week
Sedan3.2L I-6RWD5M5.5 sec14.0 sec @ 98.6 mph18/26/---- mpgMotor Trend

1997 BMW M3

Sedan3.2L I-6RWD5M5.5 sec14.0 sec @ 99.2 mph18/26/---- mpgMotor Trend
Sedan3.2L I-6RWD5M5.9 sec14.3 sec @ 98 mph18/26/---- mpgMotor Week

1996 BMW M3

Coupe3.2L I-6RWD5M6.0 sec14.4 sec @ 96.9 mph18/26/---- mpgMotor Trend
Coupe3.2L I-6RWD5A6.6 sec14.9 sec @ 96.6 mph----/----/---- mpgMotor Trend
Eibach/MOMO Coupe3.2L I-6RWD5M5.5 sec14.0 sec @ 100.3 mph----/----/---- mpgMotor Trend

1995 BMW M3

Coupe3.0L I-6RWD5M5.6 sec14.3 sec @ 98 mph17/25/22 mpgCar and Driver
Coupe3.0L I-6RWD5M6.2 sec14.6 sec @ 97 mph17/25/---- mpgMotor Trend
Coupe3.0L I-6RWD5M6.1 sec14.4 sec @ 97 mph17/25/---- mpgMotor Week
Coupe3.0L I-6RWD5M5.4 sec14.1 sec @ 99.5 mph17/25/24.5 mpgRoad & Track
Lightweight Coupe3.0L I-6RWD5M5.7 sec14.2 sec @ 99 mph17/25/21 mpgCar and Driver
Lightweight Coupe3.0L I-6RWD5M5.3 sec13.9 sec @ 99.6 mph17/25/---- mpgMotor Trend

1988 BMW M3

Coupe2.3L I-4RWD5M6.9 sec15.2 sec @ 92 mph15/26/---- mpgCar and Driver
Coupe2.3L I-4RWD5M7.1 sec15.4 sec @ 91 mph15/26/---- mpgRoad & Track

About BMW M3

It was in the spring of 1985 that the veteran automobile manufacturer, BMW, decided to launch the finest driver’s car in the world and they came up with the BMW M3. The car was actually manufactured by the in-house motorsport section of BMW, the BMW M. The BMW M3 series along with the BMW M5 series cars have been benchmarks for sport sedans over the past three decades.

The car has been available in many versions which include E30, followed by E36, E46 and then the E90, E92, E93. Available in saloon, coupe and even convertible body style, the BMW M3 has always been seen in major races and championships and it has registered many wins as well.

The newest BMW M3 name is reserved only for the sedan model. The coupe is now called BMW M4. If you’ve been a fan of the M3, you will certainly love the M4 just as much.

A Champion Car

BMW M3 0-60Talking of championships and races, the BMW M3 has been the winning car in the following races and championships:

A couple of titles in the European Touring championship in 1987 and 1988, a title in the World Touring championship and in the Australian Touring Championship in 1987, 2 titles in the British Touring championship in 1988 and 1991, 2 titles in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterchaft in 1987 and 1989, 4 titles in the Italian Superturismo Championship in 1987, 1989-91.

When it comes to races, the BMW M3 has registered 5 wins in the Guia Race in the year 1987, 1988 and then back to back three years from 1991 to 1993. In the 24 hours Nurburgring, the BMW M3 has 5 consecutive wins from 1989 to 1993 next to its name and in the Spa 24 hours race the car has the glory of 4 wins in the years 1987, 1988, 1990 and 1992. In 1987, the BMW M3 has also won the World Rally championship


The performance of the BMW M3 has been eye catching since its initial launch in 1985. The 1987 M3 E30 cars used to get a 0-60 mph time of around 7 seconds with a quarter mile time of 15.1 seconds. For that time, it was quite an impressive performance.

With the various versions of the car hitting the roads, the performance has been improving and the BMW M3 GTS in 2012 had a 0-60 mph time of 3.6 seconds along with a ¼ mile time of 11.6 seconds.

The M3 E36 had a 0-60 mph time of about 5.6 seconds and the car took 14.2 seconds to cover quarter mile. The M3 E46 cars had better performance with 4.7 seconds to lock 60mph speed and ¼ mile timings were 13.6 seconds. The E90/E92/E93 versions of the car have been delivering a 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds and a quarter mile coverage in 12.6 seconds or so.

The latest model year of the M3 can get to 0 to 60 mph in as little as 3.8 seconds and 1/4 mile at 12 seconds flat. No matter what year the M3 was produced, it was always the benchmark for its class and continues to be that way today.

Production Years

With the new M4 series getting launched, the BMW M3 coupe and convertible would no longer be produced effective end of 2014. However before that the car has been in production for the last 29 years. The various versions were manufactured in the following years:

  • M3 E30 – 1985 to 1992
  • M3 E36 – 1992 to 1999
  • M3 E46 – 2000 to 2006
  • M3 E90/E92/E93 – 2007 to 2013, however the Sedan production was stopped in 2011.

For more information about the BMW M3, visit the official BMW website.

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