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      04-07-2007, 07:40 AM   #1
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Full BMW M3 Sedan and Coupe Press Release info including links to all the vital specs

Click here for Sedan Info

Click here for Coupe Info


Click here to download the full press release as a Word Document (~64MB)

Click here to download the White E92 M3 Catalogue including unbelieveable pics

Here are some of the specs summarized:

Length/width/height (unladen)) mm 4,615/1,817/1,418
Wheelbase mm 2,761
Track, front/rear mm 1,538/1,539
Turning circle m 11.7
Weight, unladen, to EU1 kg 1,655
Air drag Cd x A 0.684

Engine Config/No of cyls/valves V/8/4
Engine management MS S60
Capacity cc 3,999
Bore/stroke mm 92.0/75.2
Compression ratio : 1 12.0 : 1
Max output kW/hp 309/420 at rpm 8,300
Max torque Nm/lb-ft 400/295 at rpm 3,900


Suspension, front Aluminium two-joint spring strut axle with tiebar; small, positive compensation of transverse forces; reduction of brake dive
Suspension, rear Five-arm axle with anti-squat and anti-dive


Brakes, front Single-piston swing-calliper compound disc brakes. 360 x 30, vented and cross-drilled
Brakes, rear Single-piston swing-calliper compound disc brakes. 350 x 24, vented and cross-drilled
Driving stability systems ABS, ASC, CBC, DSC; variable M differential lock

Steering Rack-and-pinion steering with hydraulic assistance and Servotronic

Type of transmission SG 6
Tyres, front/rear 245/40 ZR18 / 265/40 ZR18
Rims, front/rear 8.5J x 18 EH2+ IS 29 aluminium, forged/9.5J x 18 EH2+ IS 23 aluminium, forged


Power-to-weight ratio to DIN kg/kW 5.1
Output per litre kW/hp 77.3/105.1
Acceleration 0100 km/h sec 4.8
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one vital piece of information not yet disclosed : exact weight balancing.

did bmw finally achieve perfect 50/50?
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one vital piece of information not yet disclosed : exact weight balancing.

did bmw finally achieve perfect 50/50?
On BMW.COM, they said this: "...carbon fibre reinforced plastic reduces weight and significantly lowers the centre of gravity while the consistent use of lightweight materials and near-perfect 50:50 weight distribution...."

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On BMW.COM, they said this: "...carbon fibre reinforced plastic reduces weight and significantly lowers the centre of gravity while the consistent use of lightweight materials and near-perfect 50:50 weight distribution...."

i take that statement with a grain of salt, since bmw says that for almost all of their cars.
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0-60?

Is anyone else surprised by the 0-60 time of 4.7 (shaving a tenth off the 0-100km time)?? The speculation in the mags has been all over the board from low 4's to "below 5", but I certainly expected a 4.5 or maybe a 4.6... I know I'm splitting hairs here but it's a stat worth splitting hairs over, IMHO.

Or is this a marketing ploy by BMW, whereas much like when the RS4 came out Audi posted 0-60 time of 4.8 but it has actually tested quicker than that. I can see BMW doing the same thing with the "dealer pamphlet" times but when the mags eventually get their hands on the car posting much faster times just to make us all drool even more...
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Is anyone else surprised by the 0-60 time of 4.7 (shaving a tenth off the 0-100km time)?? The speculation in the mags has been all over the board from low 4's to "below 5", but I certainly expected a 4.5 or maybe a 4.6... I know I'm splitting hairs here but it's a stat worth splitting hairs over, IMHO.

Or is this a marketing ploy by BMW, whereas much like when the RS4 came out Audi posted 0-60 time of 4.8 but it has actually tested quicker than that. I can see BMW doing the same thing with the "dealer pamphlet" times but when the mags eventually get their hands on the car posting much faster times just to make us all drool even more...
Typical conservative early figure. Be assured it will be in the 4.3-4.5 range.
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0-60 slower than a PROceeded 335 coupe...Wow...
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Anybody know where you can get the rear deck spoiler from the new M3?? PM me if you have any info...Thanks...
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Anybody know where you can get the rear deck spoiler from the new M3?? PM me if you have any info...Thanks...
For $65K + you can get the new M3 spoiler. A a prize you get the M3 for free. Or, you could ATTEMPT to catch a M3 in your PROcede 335 and steal it; NOT.
On second thought, maybe you'd be better off waiting until the M was parked.
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      05-06-2007, 09:28 PM   #13
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Full spec sheet

I know it was posted quite some time ago but doesn't this belong here (or perhaps even in its own sticky - mods?)? I kept losing the thread it was in and finally (obviously) just saved it on my hard drive. This is the definitive list with the most specs out there.
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Is this M3 going to have a high rev engine as the previous E46 M3 had?
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Acceleration

does anyone here think that the 0-60 time is a little conservative. I was ready to put my life on the M3 doing 0-60 in 4.3 secs.
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does anyone here think that the 0-60 time is a little conservative. I was ready to put my life on the M3 doing 0-60 in 4.3 secs.
This has been discussed ad infinitum on this board. BMW is oftern quite conservative in quoted times. Mags often get way better. Most think it'll do around 4.5 and maybe low 4's with M-DCT (if it launches properly...). In short I would not worry.
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Here is test in France M3 vs RS4, somewhere around 2:45minutes of test there is 0-100km/h race! If Audi makes 4.8s then M3 is much faster, take a look at video!

http://rapidshare.com/files/57172312/E92M3_vs_RS4.rar
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*scoff*
Examine that power map at the top of this post. That makes for the kind of flexibility that does not require rowing the gearshift in the mountains like a Japanese high rev 4 banger.

Any respectable German carmaker will state a number that the car can make under varied pressure, moisture, temperature situations. Let the other automakers cherry pick their fastest time on the fastest day and publish that. You will be guaranteed that the German car can make what they claim in suboptimal conditions. You will also be guaranteed that when the Auto Mags get hold of the liar car, that they will struggle to meet the claimed 0-60 times if there is exageration. Car and Driver in wet conditions during an early M3 test confirms the wisdom of this methodology by almost fawning over the potential they were not able to mine due to the conditions.

All that aside the autobahn is always a rolling start, so if you can shift worth a 5h!t you will have engaged the gear that puts you at the sweet spot of the torque and HP curve. Then when the little Red Renault Clio with the plush suction cup stick toy on the back window finally gets out of the left lane you can bulldoze the loser Audi out of the way too.
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