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BMW M3 (E92) specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1580 kg (3483 lbs)
Dimensions 4.62 m (182 in) long, 1.82 m (72 in) wide, 1.42 m (56 in) high
Wheelbase 2.76 m (109 in)
Power / weight 266 ps (262 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 253 Nm (187 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2007
Origin country Germany
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Performance

Top speed 280 kph (174 mph)
0 - 40 kph 1.8 s
0 - 50 kph 2.0 s
0 - 100 kph 4.3 s
0 - 130 kph 7.1 s
0 - 200 kph 15.2 s
0 - 60 mph 3.9 s
0 - 100 mph 9.4 s
0 - 150 mph 23.9 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.3 s @ 93.2 mph
1/4 mile 12.4 s @ 114.3 mph
1000 m 23.5 s @ 230.0 kph

More acceleration times

BMW M3 acceleration graph

Powertrain

Engine type V8, 32v
Displacement 4.0 l (244 ci)
Power 420 ps (414 bhp / 309 kw) @ 8300 rpm
Torque 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) @ 3900 rpm
Power / liter 105 ps (104 hp)
Transmission 6 speed. manual or 7 speed double clutch (DKG)
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive

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Track Time
ADM Miachkovo 1:56.27
Anglesey National 1:03.90
Auto Club Speedway 0:56.39
Autocar Wet Handling Track 1:16.90
Autozeitung test track 1:40.10
Balocco 2:55.22
Barcelona Catalunya MotoGP 2:09.10 est
Bedford Autodrome East Circuit 1:07.10
Bedford Autodrome West Circuit (2004 - 06/2008) 1:26.60
Bedford Autodrome West Circuit (post 06/2008) 1:25.10
Bedford Autodrome Wet Handling Test 0:54.50
Camden Airport (pre 10/2010) 1:13.40
Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours Club 1:27.40
Contidrom 1:35.04
El Toro 0:42.74
Ferte Gaucher 2:01.60
Folembray 1:00.45
Fuji Speedway (post 2005) 2:02.90
Gotland Ring (Northern Loop) 1:36.30
Grattan Raceway 1:30.05
Haute Saintonge 1:04.30
Hockenheim Short 1:14.30
Inta 1:12.36
Killarney 1:25.50
Kyalami 2:05.10
Kyalami (new) 2:02.20
Laguna Seca (post 1988) 1:42.96
Megara 1:10.35
Millbrook Alpine Hill Route 1:50.90
Miller Motorsports Park 2:14.25
Monteblanco Wet Handling 0:56.20 w
Motortrend Figure-8 0:24.40
Nürburgring GP (3.7 km) 1:44.86
Nürburgring Nordschleife 8:05.00
Nürburgring Nordschleife BTG 7:45.50 est
Oschersleben 1:47.20
Raceland 0:56.36
Ring Knutstrop (Conf 2) 1:15.60
Rockingham National 1:25.58
Sachsenring 1:40.90
Serres Racing Circuit 1:33.05
SportAuto wet handling test 1:32.40
Top Gear Track 1:26.50
Tsukuba 1:05.70
Vairano Handling Course 1:20.10
Virginia International Raceway Grand East Course (pre 01/2014) 3:05.40
Wakefield Park 1:07.80
Waterford Hills 1:20.80
Willow Springs 1:36.92
Willow Springs - Streets of Willow 1:27.67
Willow Springs - Streets of Willow (1.7 miles) 1:12.70
Winton (National Circuit) 1:37.78
Zandvoort 2:05.50 est
Zolder 1:49.31

M3 rivals

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BR2+  7m  

Was gonna comment, But figured either someone else would, Or he would "Hopefully" realize his own comment..


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saxy  7m  

Yeah.... Benz, the fat Auto-only gearbox car is ultimately what the driver enthusiasts want. btw, you compared the 2011 Merc with a 2007 bmw.

Why pick ONE track when you could pick many to compare...
http://fastestlaps.com/comparisons/otlalap94i60

This sucky BMW clearly beat out the Merc on track.


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Benzboy86  7m  

HhC63 AMG Coupe Black Series : 7.46
BMW M3 GTS: 7.48

C63 AMG Coupe: 8.01
BMW M3 Coupe (E92): 8.05

Where are the Bmw-Fanboys they said BMW is better on Track?? :))) You have no clue about Cars ;)

Bmw sucks. Benz is still King and the Ultimate Driving Machine.


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Jocky  2y  

3.9 seconds? I doubt that


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phavyarden  2y  

I'll rather to have an E46 CSL or a E39 M5. My personal favorite bimmers :)


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GiulianoH  2y  

This is the best car of bmw? What you guys think?


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Hayes  3y  

Sorry just realized that time was for the saloon



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Hayes  3y  

There is a faster time for the m3 on top gear track
1:25.3 please correct


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saxy  3y  

comfort can actually physically and digitally measured through g-meters from sudden jolts.

Luggage space is quantified in cubic feet or cubic litres.

what you just said is nonsense. Every car is enjoyable to be a sportscar whether it has 10 horsepower or 1000. you can get from point A to B. Speed is only a feeling...

Have you heard of standard deviations? When 1 out of 1000 people have a different opinion, it is simply ignored in the conclusion.


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BR2+  3y  

Yes in any car, Comfort is to what YOU make of it.

Excluding how many people you can carry, You can do ALL of what you have said in any car(Given they have a boot, or just plain space), Its all how you go about it, I see people getting there grocerys in the winter time in SR3s and Atoms, That is certainly Not a rare site here, Not at all, And those cars are in no way shape or form built for comfort. Comfort=Comfortable, Some people may not think a Radical is comfortable, That's a reason they don't get it, Others do. Comfort is a subjective as a cars look.

It may be a nightmare to do all those things you listed to most people, But that's the Key word, "Most People"..Not all. Id rather go in an M3 hands down, But ive been able to do that stuff I mentioned in an Atom with no problems before.


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saxy  3y  

...You can do that in any car..

not in comfort, and lets see...

A super low ride supercar has to crawl over bumps, absolute nightmare in tight little streets, and can't get into parkades nor carry any of the things you want, and definitely not your friends. Worst is having a manual stuck in traffic.

An M3. you can sit 4 people with 4 doors. You have a boot to put stuff, aircon, satnav, cupholders, stereo, iphone connectivity, auto trans, nice V8, and you can just run over bumps and go park your car like any small saloon car.

Right. In the "real world" an M3 will get you around town way faster than any supercar will.


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BR2+  3y  

..You have now hurt my feelings:(


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BR2+  3y  

...You can do that in any car..


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Mpower91  3y  

The m3 its the jack off all trades , u can do a trip in comfort and still go to the track and do it sideways , now i have the 911, but i miss the v8 grunt


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BR2+  3y  

There retarded if they do that, Keep the 3Series, just add a 4Series together with the 1/5/6/7 Series, don't see why not, just make it differently shaped like the GranTurismo Models, forget a GT model of the 5/6/3, Just make the GT cars the 4 Series cars.

An M3 is an M3, Not an M4, that's fkn retarded, Might as well call a Porsche 911 a Porsche Boxster.


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Shaggy  3y  

I think it's a bad idea, for one, the M3 has a legendary name, and 2, there's already an assault rifle with that same name.


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BMW fan  3y  

So what do you think of the name changing, from an M3 to an M4?


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Karthick01  4y  

BMW M3,s Closest Rivals : Audi RS4,Mercedes C63 AMG,Lexus ISF.


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Chrispy123  4y  

Where did you get the top speed from ?
I've had more out of mine the limiter is 178 without 190


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Chick Norris  4y  

I hope my advices can help you in choice, Giuliano. :)


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Chick Norris  4y  

I've test driven both of them, (well almost, the Shelby I've driven was 2008, but I guess there is no much difference to the 2010), and I can say some things. Shelby is a heavy car, it is not too much agile, it is pretty rough, and you have to be a pro to move this thing through corners really fast, but you can predict the car's actions. Shelby is, of course, perfect for the drag strip, and can make some spectacular burnouts. BMW is more precise, it is easier to control. The car I've driven was with dual-clutch tranny. To be honest, I'm not a big fan of such gearbox, but I tell you, I was so much excited behind the steering wheel of that Bimmer! Not as fun as in Shelby though. The BMW's gear change is a blast. And at the drag race, accelerating the M3, I felt it actually was not slower than the Shelby, but faster! Both cars are thrilling, you won't get bored, and you won't regret, if you drove both cars, I tell you. So BMW is good for performance and girls are yours, while Shelby is more for soul, and everyone consider you a reckless car enthusiast.

But all depends on what you're looking for, on what purpose do you want to own one of these cars. Because outside the track ride quality, service, mileage, practicality etc. really matters, and you have to keep that in mind! Actually, the only I can advise here is that Shelby is not nearly a car for family, or for petrol economy. But BMW's service is just a nightmare! I mean, the parts are pretty much expensive.

I hope my


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Viking  4y  

@Giuliano I have driven the E92 BMW M3, and my nephew's Shelby GT500, and until recently I owned a Mustang GT 5.0. As to which I recommend, it kinda depends on a few things. All three have excellent performance, but there are differences. The Shelby six speed transmission has a heavy clutch, and shifter movement, but the Tremec transmission is very durable. The shifters in both the M3 and Mustang 5.0 are lighter and more slick in movement, but not as durable. The Mustang 5.0 transmission in particular tends to have synchronizers that don't work properly until warm, and some binding when shifting while cornering, while I have read of some second gear issues with the BMW from their forums. The Shelby is built more durably, but suffers from excessive front weight, and not enough grip coming out of corners. Heat soak and such can lose some power on multiple laps with the Shelby. The Nissan 370Z has lots of problems in multiple lap situations, so that isn't a car I would suggest for endurance racing either. So it kinda depends on what you expect to do with the car. I hope this info helps.


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BR2'  4y  

You could just get a 370Z or GT 5.0 and save yourself on half the price of those cars.

Id take the GT500, but thats me.


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Giuliano (Brazil)  4y  

Question:
What I buy?
A BMW M3 E92 2007
or
Mustang GT 500 2010 540hp
?


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Mental  4y  

@hamcee
Still, M3 has such combination of qualities that many other cars of the same class, or of near performance don't have. M3 is like Jack of all trades. And as you can it's one of most beloved German performance car for decades.


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Hamcee  4y  

i disagree.
other cars are great in one thing while the m3 is more of an allround car which is good at a lot of things, but thats it.

there isnt a single category where it is the best


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TonkaUK  4y  

The M3 E92 DCT is epic ... no other car is so easy to use as a daily driver and then so good on the track. Other cars do some things well the M3 does EVERYTHING well. It amazes me every day.


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Retard  4y  

why do all M cars have the same 0-60?


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Hamcee  4y  

there are already faster recorded times @ marcin, thus making yours useless

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