Thread: M3 Weight?
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      07-08-2007, 10:12 PM   #5
GregW / Oregon

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Originally Posted by lucid View Post
2 questions about M3 weight:

1. How much does the M3 weigh without driver and a full tank of gas? I've searched this forum and other sources and ran into conflicting numbers.

2. Why exactly is it heavier than the E46 M3? The engine is lighter, and they lightened smaller stuff like the roof and suspension parts. The only explanation I have is the larger chassis. How about the transmission? If anyone has detailed information about the weight breakdown for the subsystems, that would be great (although I doubt that BMW would release all that at this point).
The weight I've seen with 68Kg driver, 90% fuel and 7kg luggage (EU specs) is 3,483 lbs. We'll have to see what BMWNA posts. I have $100 riding on this:

Greg Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA
2015 M4 Coupe - Silverstone/Sakhir/CF
2012 ML350

Last edited by GregW / Oregon; 07-09-2007 at 11:28 AM.