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BMW M3 (F80) specs

Car type 4-door saloon
Curb weight 1520-1657 kg (3351-3653 lbs)
Dimensions 4.67 m (184 in) long, 1.88 m (74 in) wide, 1.42 m (56 in) high
Wheelbase 2.81 m (111 in)
Power / weight 271 ps (268 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 346 Nm (255 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2014
Origin country Germany
Average fuel consumption 11.7-10.0 l/100 km (20-24 mpg US / 24-28 mpg UK)
Price in Europe €89,950
Noise @ 160 kph 75 dB
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Performance

Top speed 280 kph (174 mph)
0 - 50 kph 1.6 s
0 - 80 kph 2.9 s
0 - 100 kph 4.1 s
0 - 130 kph 6.0 s
0 - 160 kph 8.5 s
0 - 200 kph 13.3 s
0 - 60 mph 3.8 s
0 - 100 mph 8.5 s
0 - 150 mph 20.8 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.1 s @ 96.3 mph
1/4 mile 12.0 s @ 119.3 mph
1000 m 22.2 s @ 243.5 kph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 9.2 s
100 kph - 0 33 m (107 ft)
140 kph - 0 67 m (219 ft)
200 kph - 0 134 m (438 ft)
60 mph - 0 30 m (99 ft)
70 mph - 0 46 m (150 ft)
18m slalom 67.7 kph (42.1 mph)
Lateral acceleration 1.01 g (10 m/s²)

More acceleration times

BMW M3 acceleration graph

Powertrain

Engine type Twin Turbo Inline-6, 24v
Displacement 3.0 l (183 ci)
Power 431 ps (425 bhp / 317 kw) @ 7300 rpm
Torque 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) @ 5500 rpm
Power / liter 144 ps (142 hp)
Efficiency 40 PS per l/100 km
Power / €5000 24 ps
Transmission Getrag 6-speed manual / 7-speed M DCT
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive

Laptimes 13

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Fastedee  2m ago

Why does the modified Sachsenring lap pop up. 1:37 is the real time.

 

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cosimo  2m ago

fastestlaps is affiliated to por-shee and will always post the slowest times for the competition, but keeps porker times upto date and the fastest within 24hrs.

i believe you already met the top cheerleaders on this site for por-shee tractors.


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carl  2m ago

the brakes are twitchy on this model at high speed into corners, I got rid of mine.


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Georg  8m ago

Tsukuba laptime 1:04.400min
Web Car
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c5UNzzF1E0
video time 4:51min


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saxy  9m ago

460, ie 450bhp sounds very reasonable. And it's not like as much as some of the crazier speculations of 500hp. Sounds about bang on.


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FastestLaps  9m ago

Not a typo. Obviously they do dyno testing. You can see the 460 figure matches up with highest point in power graph.

I think nobody should be surprised to find out that BMW M3 engine makes 450+ hp. This was suspected years ago.


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BR2+  9m ago

Or maybe its a typo? Seems like everything is pretty normal on that page for the 3, except that Cv part? Either way, Thats actually not real crazy, ALot of the new M3s come in at around 490bhp real power, But it really depends on where, Highest ive seen, M4 atleast was 492bhp, Either way its good for the buyer, But is very dishonest.


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FastestLaps  9m ago

Looks like Automovil mag measured 460 PS for this car: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dedethecollector/31753737643/in/album-72157679567753456/

The turbo engine under-rating craze is real!


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Waclosh  1y ago

You kids keep saying that the inline 6 has a tradition in the m3 and so on. First m3 - the e30 had a 4cylinder in the same chasis that carried 2,5l inline sixes. Yes the 4banger made more hp, yes it had less torque and narrower powerband. The second gen had a 3.0 and later a 3.2 liter inline six with vanos. At this point, when you don't know what vanos is, you should proceed to another hobby. There was no US version of these, because the US rip-off was a joke. I mean, get rid of individual throttle bodies and vanos for money saving purposes. The third gen, e46 had a 3.2 inline six again, then came a V8 and now an inline six. What you kids need to realize is, that there is no traditional engine for any car in bmw lineup and the M badge makes no difference. They would send out e39 bmw 5s with tiny 4bangers, slant sixes, lumpy v8s, they would put a 3cyl in the i8 and so on.
The engine type and layout decision IS LARGELY DECIDED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF A RACING SERIES AND BY AN EU DECISION ON WHAT IS EFFICIENT AND GREEN. That is why we have 3cyl front wheel drive mpv and suvs with the bmw logo on them. But be thankful for such cars, since they can feed the investors and make the comitees happy and they then go and sign a project as the m2. Which in my eyes is the same old recipe e46 size and weight with a bonkers engine and you just need to forgive them that shift auto blip bs. The russians need to hack that n then you would gladly forget about the seats not being mounted str8.


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Jocky  3y ago

@br2 That's why there's an M4..


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BR2+  3y ago

Should never have been a saloon.


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wanos  3y ago

See EVO video of the drag race between M3 and Porsche Macan 0-100mph in 8.6 seconds. Epic


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saxy  3y ago

No it's just stupid to get a coupe with 5 seats, especially with nice cars like these. Oh yes, my sexy honeys please try to climb to the back seats of my M4...

The M3 is pretty much 99% of the performance of the M4 but so much more practical, usable and actually, faster in real life going from A to B.

Realistically. For a family, you need a 2nd car if you get the M4, but you can easily get away with just an M3


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Mental_IsRightOn  3y ago

@Mental, the E90 outsold the E92. The M3 started off as a "saloon" (sedan) - and was later made a 2 door. The sedan is stiffer and has increased rigidity over the coupe. I laugh at all the guys who buy the 2 door thinking it's superior - it's stupid.


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F80  4y ago

This is F80 M3, not F30 M3.


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BR2+  4y ago

Oh wow i had no idea.................-_-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTB8BGQGmZQ


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Mental  4y ago

"This is code named F80, not F30."

As far as I know, F30 nomenclature is used for every current 3-Series Sedan. While the coupe is F32.

I can't wait for the track oriented version of the M4, CSL / GTS outputting 480 PS would be fabulous. But of course, I'd wish it to be high-revving n/a I-6.

"And im surprised nobody has added the new Mustang GT 5.0"

Actually, it's already added: http://fastestlaps.com/models/ford-mustang-2013 , it just lacks the GT moniker for some reason.


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BR2+  4y ago

Saying that, I think Both Bmw and Mercedes are getting softer, But saying that... Mercedes may be getting more bonkers too, But I cant tell which it is, softer or bonkers?..Id still take an E46 CSL over any Bmw ever made.


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Flabernat  4y ago

I will say this, to Dr_Richard, AMG cars have been getting much, MUCH, better. Would I still take one over an //M car?..... Well that all depends.


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BR2+  4y ago

...You would have to be soft in the head to buy a M3/M4? lol


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Dr_Richard  4y ago

@saxy_ ok point taken, but still. The last two generations (e90 & e92) had v8 engines. They should've carried on with that. You'd have to be soft in the head if buy this car, I'd rather have a C63.


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BR2+  4y ago

...Wow...Dissapointment of the year?..

Looks almost the same as a E92,..5Bhp increase? lol But with 102Lb Ft more torque is nice. I like the fact that th returned to the InLine-6, But not the fact that its Turbo'd. Ms should be Natural, And im also glad they used the M3 name still, But wtf/ A Saloon? Gimme a break.

And im surprised nobody has added the new Mustang GT 5.0...I would, But im done.


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saxy  4y ago

LOl yes yes, straight six =)


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Apathy  4y ago

Straight six. Not flat.


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saxy  4y ago

LOL. V8 tradition? the M3 "tradition" is a flat 6.


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Dr_Richard  4y ago

I'm a BMW fan and I would like to say Bmw has disappointed me with this car. I know the inline 6 engine is packed with power but they should've stayed with the "V8 tradition". A driver doesn't only want power but they love to brag about how big their engine is. @Metal, I'm pretty sure that sales will drop. The M4 will takeover from here.


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Flabernat  4y ago

I think it looks just like the e92 M3. But I've only seen picures, perhaps in person(or side by side) there would be a more clearer distinction.....
That said, I do love the idea of a straight-six again in an M3! :)


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Fangio Man  4y ago

Looks good, especially the new heck. Something new, but really good optics.

I hope the expected sound will be heared out of these pipes...


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F80  4y ago

This is code named F80, not F30.


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Mental  4y ago

The new M3! Now available in saloon form only. And it's a very cool car in every possible aspect. The only thing that disturbs me is that it's back end is a bit too fatass and much M5-like, IMO.

However, there is one problem about it. Who buys an M3 as a performance saloon? For that reason exists M5, which is superior in every way, and not much pricier. M3 Sedan looks like a bit more mainstream compact M5. Moreover, as I can remember, the E90 M3 Sedan wasn't much popular, and even was stopped being produced 2 years before the E92 Coupe.

So I'm not sure the saloon version will be successful.

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