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      01-31-2012, 12:45 AM   #1
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how much does your M3 weigh

Hi guys,

I currently had the chance some weeks ago to weigh my M3 with the supercharger and all and I was very surprised at the weight of my car, but happy.

my car weighed in @ a total weight of 1511kg

so this leads me to wonder what are most of weigh of my forum buddy's M3s

anyone would like to share?

please also note: with or without supercharger kit
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      01-31-2012, 01:11 AM   #2
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3324 lbs??? That's insane!
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      01-31-2012, 02:48 AM   #3
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3324 lbs??? That's insane!
Ya and I have a built motor supercharger lol
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      01-31-2012, 03:10 AM   #4
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More info about your car when it's being weighted? We did lots of corner balance on E9x M3's, never seen one close to that weight range.
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      01-31-2012, 03:34 AM   #5
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3571lbs with a little under half a tank.
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      01-31-2012, 06:20 AM   #6
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More info about your car when it's being weighted? We did lots of corner balance on E9x M3's, never seen one close to that weight range.
Sure I'm in Germany right now. I'll be back home in a couple of days
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Very impressive, what's stripped out from it?
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      01-31-2012, 01:58 PM   #8
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Mine was 3670 with close to full tank and a driver inside (170lbs) - DCT and all options, including sunroof delete.
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here is list of what I have taken out of the car.

rear seats only carpet left

6MT also weighs less as well.

I have a Gintani carbon to carbon clutch which only weigh 10kg the stock on weighs in at 20.5kg

2 racing carbon seats 5kg/ seat

brembo F: 365mm R: 345mm BBK GTR Calipers

KW Comp. 2 Way suspension

Gintani Customed 3 '' exhaust system

18'' wheels
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these numbers are better than I thought.
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      02-01-2012, 02:28 AM   #11
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It looks like consistently without a driver and a decent tank of gas and no weight reduction the weight comes in around 3500. People always say how heavy this car is but 3500 is really by today standards super duper light IMO for all the tech we get with the car.

The seats are worth a good 75 pounds if you replace with two recaros or some racing seats. However the location of the seats is so centered and major of the weight is on the bottom of the seat that 75 pounds lost here is pretty neglible. The other thing total weight does not take into account is where that weight is placed. People laugh at the CF roof but all those light-weight pieces on the m3 are pretty neatly placed in all the right areas including the roof, the front end, the unsprung masses etc.

So basically IMO seats for a loss of 75 pounds in the dead low center of the car is really having no impact on handling and might be good for a 1-2hp equivelent in acceleration but neglible.

The best mod in terms of weight savings for this car are lighter tires and wheels but even then hte OEM pS2's or contis are already virtually the lightest outside the new DW's or pilot sport cups.

3500 with strategic placement of weight IMO probably is more desirable than the e46 weighing 200 pounds less however no CF roof, not as much plastic around the bumpers, heavier suspension/unsprung weight, heavier wheels and tires. OEM tires actually were 5-6 pounds heavier per tire if you look back at the OEM provided compared to the now PS2's. That is a HUGE difference.
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My car weighed in at 3550 w out driver

Weight saving mods

Kw v3
No rear seats
Recaro pp seats
Akra rear
19 inch superlaps ( at time of weigh in)
Brembo bbk

Weight gainers.
5 point roll bar
Full vinyl wrap
Full front aero ( lip, splitter and supper rods)
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^^. Your car weight is extremely light!! Good work on getting that fatty light and agile!!
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My car weighed in at 3695 lbs with driver.


Weight saving mods
Moton CS
Rear seat deleted
Recaro SPG and XL
Akra rear + Gintani xpipe
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Weight gainers.
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Mine was 3,444 lb with all the mods below w/ quarter tank gas.

AiM EVO4 Data Logger
KW Competition 2-Way
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updated some info on my car's weight loss mode

1511kg is without driver which is 3331lbs
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I've heard bmw overstates their Gross Vehicle Weight due to some TUV rules or something. I have a very low option e90 and I'd like to see what it weighs. I plan to weight it this spring when I get my summer wheels back on.
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I've heard bmw overstates their Gross Vehicle Weight due to some TUV rules or something. I have a very low option e90 and I'd like to see what it weighs. I plan to weight it this spring when I get my summer wheels back on.
it would be interesting to see!
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3,522 with 1/4 tank of gas and bmw performance exhaust otherwise stock

No sunroof 6speed E90, light options
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Gotta get my sedan weighed sometime. Figure I have about the heaviest M3 that will see regular track time. Four doors, DCT, moonroof, nav system, premium sound, seat warmers...I've got just about every Go FAT part on there imaginable.
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Forgot to add, 3550 with RD Sport front bar (slightly heavier than stock), TR motorsport MT1 wheels/spacers and Hoosier A6 in 295 and 315/30-18. Right at 12 gallons of gas again. For comparison to Richard's 1/4 tank number, the car would be at ~3,505 lbs with 1/4 tank of gas.

For the record, the options are:
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