How Fun is the 2015 BMW M3? | Consumer Reports
We wring out the new turbocharged BMW
M3, code-named F80, around the Consumer Reports test track, debate how much
fun it is on the street, and bemoan this particular M3's joy-sapping
dual-clutch "automatic" transmission.
2011 BMW M3 Competition Package Review
The Smoking Tire returns to the site of one of Garage419's best videos, the
Pacific Coast Highway north of San Simeon, to test the car that has always
eluded us: The BMW M3.
Top speed test BMW M3 delimited German autobahn
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2011 BMW E92 M3 Exhaust Clip
Borla Cat-less midsection with Custom Electric Dumps ( now SUPERCHARGED get
out the flame throwing Dyno! )
BMW M3 Coupe Frozen Competition Edition
Hans records a very special edition of the BMW E92 M3: the Frozen
Competition. As far as I know is this edition built to celebrate the 25th
anniversary of the M3. The coupe features Frozen Gray matte paint, 19-inch
alloy wheels, and a lowered ride height (reduced 10mm).
Inside, the cabin is outfitted with Fox Red / Black Novillo leather,
"carbon leather" trim.
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2011 BMW M3 Road Test & Car Review - RoadflyTV with Ross Rapoport
The BMW M3 is one of the finest driver's cars ever made, and I was finally
lucky enough to spend a week with one.
The heart of the M3 is an exquisite 4.0L V8, making 414hp at a wild
8300rpm. Peak torque is 295 lb-ft, but that entire figure is available at
just 3900rpm, a stunning mark of tractability in such a high-revving
Our test car was equipped with a 7-speed DCT (BMW's name for the fancy
dual-clutch gearbox), and the transmission—like other vehicle
characteristics like throttle response and suspension—can be adjusted
from 'nice and easy' to 'neckbreaking.'
2011 M3s equipped with this transmission have gone as low as 3.9 sec to
60mph, and 12.5 sec in the 1/4-mile. Yet due to the engine's powerband,
it's remarkably civilized around town.
Gearing is perfect; even in 7th gear, the car is never caught flat-footed.
In fact, at 2000rpm in 7th the car will be going just 50mph! That is great
for acceleration, bad for fuel economy: the M3 manages just 14 mpg city and
20 highway and gets slapped with the gaz-guzzler tax.
That's really the only chink in the car's armor, and the M3 instantly
became the car by which I measure all sports cars by.
—Ross Rapoport, Road Test Editor and Video Host
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Vehicle: 2011 M3 Coupe
Base Price: $58,400
Price as tested: $69,925
Engine: 4.0L 32V V8
Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual (DCT)
horsepower: 414 @
Torque: 295 lb.-ft. @ 3900 rpm
0-60 MPH: 3.9-4.5 sec.
Warranty: 4 years, 50,000 miles w/free maintenance
Fuel Economy: 14 city / 20 highway MPG
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