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The new BMW M3 Sedan.

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The new BMW M3 Sedan.

ICON+The new BMW M3 Sedan.

A four-door high-performance sports car of breathtaking design and an array of motorsport-inspired technical innovations. The 431 hp M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine delivers spontaneous performance with every rpm. For adrenalin-steeped driving moments where one thing becomes instantly clear: for five generations, it’s all been about setting personal bests – the BMW M3 Sedan.

Combined in l/100 km: 8.8 (8.3)
CO2 emissions combined in g/km: 204 (194)
The figures in brackets refer to the vehicle with seven-speed M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic.
Consumption data is determined in accordance to the ECE driving cycle and depend on the wheel and tyre sizes selected. The models illustrated include equipment.

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FIVE POWERFUL FACTS:

  • 01 Performance 317 kW (431 hp)
  • 02 4.1 s from 0 to 100 km/h with M DCT
  • 03 Maximum torque 550 Nm
  • 04 Maximum everyday utility with 4 doors
  • 05 More agility with intelligent lightweight construction

POWERFUL CURVES FOR ANY TRACK.

The rear apron with integrated diffusor effectively reduces lift, while the M gills with Air Breathers improve aerodynamics. The M double slats in shining black chrome with M emblem highlight that the BMW M3 Sedan is built for the pole position. At first sight, the front apron with the characteristic air inlets and the Powerdome on the engine bonnet hint at the enormous performance potential. By the time one sees the interior, it is completely clear that the BMW M3 was designed more for race car drivers than for your average motorist. The M steering wheel with chrome trim, the snug encapsulating M seats with gearshift paddles and the M specific instrument combination with white graphics – all create an authentic motorsport atmosphere.

When you recreate an icon like the BMW M3, even the highest standards aren’t enough. Everything must be the peak of perfection.

INSPIRED BY RACING.

The technical highlights of the BMW M3 Sedan.

M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic.

Shift gears without interruption in tractive force, without using the clutch and without slowing down: the 7-speed M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic makes this possible. Gears can be changed automatically or manually using the gearshift paddles on the steering wheel or the gear lever. Launch Control guarantees maximum acceleration from a standing start.

Rear-wheel drive with Active M Differential.

The hollow, lightweight output shafts on the rear-axle transmission and the Active M differential optimises traction and driving stability of the BMW M3 Sedan – especially when changing lanes or accelerating out of a bend, or when the road surface changes. Traction is optimised with the help of an electronically operated device that reduces the difference in revolution speed between the rear wheels.

M Carbon ceramic brake.

The low weight of the M Carbon ceramic brake contributes to greater agility and improved acceleration. Due to specific material properties, functional noises may be heard in certain situations or usage scenarios, particularly when exposed to wetness prior to stopping. The influence of wetness and road salt can cause brake effectiveness to correspond to that of a conventional brake system. This can be perceived as reduced braking power, which can be simply compensated for with greater pressure on the pedal.

Double-joint spring-strut front axle.

The response of the front axle is extremely direct. Compared to steel construction, the lightweight aluminium saves 5 kilograms in the double-joint spring strut front axle alone. The optimal transmission of power both longitudinally and transversely is ensured by, among other things, a backlash-free ball and socket joint. The precision strut made of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) as well as additional screw connections of the axle support contribute to greater rigidity of the car’s front end.

Five-arm rear axle.

All the levers and wheel mounts of the five-arm rear axle are manufactured with an aluminium forging technology which reduces the unsprung masses of the wheel-bearing components by around three kilograms compared to the current model generation. A rigid screw connection of the rear-axle carrier to the body without elastic rubber elements is borrowed from motorsport and serves to further improve wheel steering and lane stability.

M Servotronic.

For immediate and precise steering, even at high speeds, the M Servotronic optimally adapts the steering force to the current speed. Fast riding around tight corners and quick steering maneuvers are optimally supported. Reduced steering forces facilitate parking and maneuvering in a confined space.

  • 1. M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic.

    Shift gears without interruption in tractive force, without using the clutch and without slowing down: the 7-speed M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic makes this possible. Gears can be changed automatically or manually using the gearshift paddles on the steering wheel or the gear lever. Launch Control guarantees maximum acceleration from a standing start.

  • 2. Rear-wheel drive with Active M Differential.

    The hollow, lightweight output shafts on the rear-axle transmission and the Active M differential optimises traction and driving stability of the BMW M3 Sedan – especially when changing lanes or accelerating out of a bend, or when the road surface changes. Traction is optimised with the help of an electronically operated device that reduces the difference in revolution speed between the rear wheels.

  • 3. M Carbon ceramic brake.

    The low weight of the M Carbon ceramic brake contributes to greater agility and improved acceleration. Due to specific material properties, functional noises may be heard in certain situations or usage scenarios, particularly when exposed to wetness prior to stopping. The influence of wetness and road salt can cause brake effectiveness to correspond to that of a conventional brake system. This can be perceived as reduced braking power, which can be simply compensated for with greater pressure on the pedal.

  • 4. Double-joint spring-strut front axle.

    The response of the front axle is extremely direct. Compared to steel construction, the lightweight aluminium saves 5 kilograms in the double-joint spring strut front axle alone. The optimal transmission of power both longitudinally and transversely is ensured by, among other things, a backlash-free ball and socket joint. The precision strut made of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) as well as additional screw connections of the axle support contribute to greater rigidity of the car’s front end.

  • 5. Five-arm rear axle.

    All the levers and wheel mounts of the five-arm rear axle are manufactured with an aluminium forging technology which reduces the unsprung masses of the wheel-bearing components by around three kilograms compared to the current model generation. A rigid screw connection of the rear-axle carrier to the body without elastic rubber elements is borrowed from motorsport and serves to further improve wheel steering and lane stability.

  • 6. M Servotronic.

    For immediate and precise steering, even at high speeds, the M Servotronic optimally adapts the steering force to the current speed. Fast riding around tight corners and quick steering maneuvers are optimally supported. Reduced steering forces facilitate parking and maneuvering in a confined space.

You can best experience the exceptional driving dynamics of a BMW M3 Sedan behind the steering wheel.

“EXTREMELY GOOD GRIP.”

“EXTREMELY GOOD GRIP.”

Bruno Spengler, race driver, on the rear axle of the BMW M3.

“The rear axle works in a very advanced way thanks to the controlled rear axle limited split differential, which builds up an enormous amount of grip,” says Bruno Spengler, DTM champion. “In practice, ‘operated’ means that when the driver lets up on the accelerator when entering a curve, the barrier is suspended. The blocking effect thus goes down to zero percent and the car is very agile. When the vehicle accelerates out of the curve, the barrier closes and the barrier effect is seamlessly increased to a maximum of 100 percent for optimum traction” (Picture from 2016).

MOTORSPORT CHARACTER – EVEN IN SOUND.

The highlights of the M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine.

M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine.

The heart of the BMW M3 Sedan: the M TwinPower Turbo inline-6-cylinder petrol engine. A collaboration of optimally coordinated motorsport technologies allows a thrust of 317 kW (431 hp). During extreme acceleration and deceleration maneuvers, the BMW M3 Sedan maintains a stable oil supply to the engine thanks to an additional exhaust pump and a sophisticated return system in the exhaust gas turbocharger.

Performance in numbers.

Acceleration 0–100 km/h in s: 4.0
Power in kW (PS) at 1/min: 331 (450)/7,000
Engine torque (Nm) at 1/min: 550/2,350–5,500

All figures apply to the BMW M3 Sedan with the Competition package and 7-speed double-clutch transmission.

Crankcase in closed-deck construction.

In this construction, the area of the cylinders is largely closed. The pressure plate is perforated only by smaller channels for the coolant. The especially rigid crankcase allows for higher cylinder pressures, improves the performance yield and withstands higher loads. The coating of the circular lands with electric arc wire spraying (LDS coating) helps reduce the weight.

Racetrack-ready engine oil supply.

The M engineers’ motorsport experience is also evident in the oil supply. For example, the weight-optimised magnesium oil pan has an additional cover to limit the movement of the lubricant during intense transverse dynamics (G forces). With an additional oil suction pump and an oil return system in the area of the exhaust gas turbocharger, the oil circuit remains stable even during strong acceleration, braking or taking curves quickly.

Forged crankshaft.

A further technical highlight is the forged and highly torsion-resistant crankshaft. It is not only responsible for the transmission of a higher torque, but also, thanks to its low weight, contributes to a clear reduction of the rotating masses and thus to an optimisation of the response behaviour and the acceleration capability of the engine at the same time.

M TwinPower Turbo and high torque.

The 3.0 Liter M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine features turbocharged high torque in a broad range of 1,850-5,500 rpm. The highest output is available at a wide plateau of 5,500-7,300 /min. The maximum speed even reaches 7,600 / min. If the driver shifts at this speed, the full power is instantly restored. The integral of power over speed is significantly higher. The result is a sensation of phenomenal acceleration.

Dethrottling and intelligent turbo deployment.

The intercooler visible on the engine leads straight from the compressor into the suction system. The gradients on the exhaust side are also linear and maximum throttled, allowing for efficient consumption at high performance. In addition, the suction full-load capacity of up to 270 Nm already suffices. Many very fast driving situations occur in this torque range.

  • 1. M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine.

    The heart of the BMW M3 Sedan: the M TwinPower Turbo inline-6-cylinder petrol engine. A collaboration of optimally coordinated motorsport technologies allows a thrust of 317 kW (431 hp). During extreme acceleration and deceleration maneuvers, the BMW M3 Sedan maintains a stable oil supply to the engine thanks to an additional exhaust pump and a sophisticated return system in the exhaust gas turbocharger.

  • 2. Performance in numbers.

    Acceleration 0–100 km/h in s: 4.0
    Power in kW (PS) at 1/min: 331 (450)/7,000
    Engine torque (Nm) at 1/min: 550/2,350–5,500

    All figures apply to the BMW M3 Sedan with the Competition package and 7-speed double-clutch transmission.

  • 3. Crankcase in closed-deck construction.

    In this construction, the area of the cylinders is largely closed. The pressure plate is perforated only by smaller channels for the coolant. The especially rigid crankcase allows for higher cylinder pressures, improves the performance yield and withstands higher loads. The coating of the circular lands with electric arc wire spraying (LDS coating) helps reduce the weight.

  • 4. Racetrack-ready engine oil supply.

    The M engineers’ motorsport experience is also evident in the oil supply. For example, the weight-optimised magnesium oil pan has an additional cover to limit the movement of the lubricant during intense transverse dynamics (G forces). With an additional oil suction pump and an oil return system in the area of the exhaust gas turbocharger, the oil circuit remains stable even during strong acceleration, braking or taking curves quickly.

  • 5. Forged crankshaft.

    A further technical highlight is the forged and highly torsion-resistant crankshaft. It is not only responsible for the transmission of a higher torque, but also, thanks to its low weight, contributes to a clear reduction of the rotating masses and thus to an optimisation of the response behaviour and the acceleration capability of the engine at the same time.

  • 6. M TwinPower Turbo and high torque.

    The 3.0 Liter M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine features turbocharged high torque in a broad range of 1,850-5,500 rpm. The highest output is available at a wide plateau of 5,500-7,300 /min. The maximum speed even reaches 7,600 / min. If the driver shifts at this speed, the full power is instantly restored. The integral of power over speed is significantly higher. The result is a sensation of phenomenal acceleration.

  • 7. Dethrottling and intelligent turbo deployment.

    The intercooler visible on the engine leads straight from the compressor into the suction system. The gradients on the exhaust side are also linear and maximum throttled, allowing for efficient consumption at high performance. In addition, the suction full-load capacity of up to 270 Nm already suffices. Many very fast driving situations occur in this torque range.

The engine has a sensational character – which not only makes for great fun, but also provides the ideal conditions for a sporty kind of driving.
Bruno Spengler, race driver DTM

THE BMW M3 SEDAN SOUND CHECK.

M Exhaust system

M Competition package

M Exhaust system

M Competition package

MORE DYNAMICS. MORE PERFORMANCE. MORE M.

The M Competition package for the BMW M3 Sedan.

With the M Competition package, the BMW M3 Sedan brings even more dynamics to the road – thanks to its noticeably boosted engine performance and a whole range of innovations inspired by racing.

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Powerful racing sport feeling.

Stronger, more dynamic, faster. With the optional M Competition package, the performance of the M TwinPower 6-cylinder petrol engine in the BMW M3 Sedan increases to an impressive 331 kW (450 hp). Plus, the modified M Sport exhaust system generates a particularly powerful, characteristic engine sound guaranteed to raise goose bumps.
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Perfect handling on any stretch of the road.

Even better performance on all roads or routes: the specially modified Adaptive M suspension in the M Competition package brings the BMW M3 Sedan into optimal contact with the road, adds increased traction and even more agile handling on the asphalt.
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Room for pilots.

Perfect holding on the sides, and at the same time exceptional comfort: the M lightweight sports seats are equipped with wide adjustable backrests and vertically extending openings. The seatbelts have fine M stripes.
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A star in racing-sport heaven.

On the exterior, the forged 20” M light alloy wheels in star spoke style 666 M in black – attired with the tyre mix 265/30 in the front and 285/30 in the rear – impress with a broader stance and the best handling in extreme areas.
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Sharpened character.

BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line with extended features includes numerous equipment details in Black high-gloss: the trim strips on the side frames, the window recess finishers, the frames and bases of the exterior mirrors, the front ornamental grille and the gill elements.
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How does your BMW M3 Sedan look?

M DRIVING PLEASURE FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS.

The success story of the BMW M3.

An immediate winner.

The first BMW M3 came on the market in the summer of 1986. The 4-cylinder suction engine performed 143 kW / 195 hp, sprinted from 0 to 100 km /h in 6.8 seconds and reached a top speed of 230 km /h. Including the convertible version, as well as other special models, BMW sold 17,970 worldwide. In 1987, the E30 wrote auto racing history when Robert Ravaglia won the first World Touring Car Championship. To this day, the BMW M3 is the most successful touring car in the world.
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A wolf in sheep’s clothing.

The E36, which debuted in 1992, had a 6-cylinder engine with 3.0 litres capacity and 210 kW / 286 hp and managed a sprint from 0 to 100 km /h in less than six seconds. The top speed was electronically limited at 250 km/h. In 1995, the capacity was increased to 3.2 litres, the output increased to 236 kw /321 hp. As the world first large-series vehicle, the BMW M3, starting in 1997, was also available with an optional Sequential M transmission (SMG). It came off the belt 71,242 times.
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With lots of power into the new century.

In 2000, the Powerdome on the engine bonnet added another, and now traditional, identifying mark of the BMW M3. From the 3.2 litres 6-cylinder in-line engine, the sports star drew 252 kW /343 hp. From zero to 100 km / h only 5.2 seconds was needed. For the first time, the BMW M3 also had a variable differential lock on the rear axle. The sporty top version of this series was the BMW M3 CSL, introduced in 2003.
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Real Collectors’ Items.

From 2007, the fourth BMW M3 generation has an 8-cylinder engine which drew 309 kW /420 hp from 3,999 cubic centimetres. The engine bonnet with the striking Powerdome was made of aluminium as well as large parts of the newly-developed lightweight chassis. Among the highlights of the fourth generation was the production of the exclusive BMW M3 small series, including the 135 BMW M3 GTS with 450 hp or the almost 67 units of the BMW M3 CRT (Carbon Racing Technology).
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MORE INFORMATION, TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND PRICES.

MORE INFORMATION, TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND PRICES.

Further information about the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions for new passenger automobiles can be found in the 'New Passenger Vehicle Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emission Guidelines', which are available free of charge at all sales outlets, from Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern, Germany, or under http://www.dat.de/en/offers/publications/guideline-for-fuel-consumption.html. The figures are not based on an individual vehicle and do not constitute part of the product offer; they are provided solely for the purposes of comparison between different vehicle types. CO2 emissions caused by the production and provision of fuel or other energy sources are not taken into account in the determination of CO2 emissions pursuant to Directive 1999/94/EC.

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All vehicles, equipment, combination possibilities and varieties shown here are examples and can differ in your country. In no way do they constitute a binding offer by the BMW M GmbH. Visit your local BMW website or see your authorised BMW M Retailer for accurate details on the offers in your country.

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