2011 BMW 3 Series - Road Test Specs

2011 BMW 3 Series Coupe

(3.0L 6-cyl. Twin-turbo 6-speed Manual)
Model year2011
Style2 dr Coupe (3.0-liter 6cyl 6M)
Base MSRP$50,525
Options on test vehicleNavigation system, Premium package, heated seats, comfort access, satellite radio
As-tested MSRP$55,175
Drive typeRear-wheel drive
Engine typeFront-mounted longitudinal inline-6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,979 cc (181.8 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft with four valves per cylinder and variable valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)10.2:1
Redline (rpm)7,000
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)320 @ 5,900
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)332 @ 1,500 (Overboost: 370)
Transmission typeSix-speed manual
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I = 4.055; II = 2.396; III = 1.582; IV = 1.192; V = 1.000; VI = 0.872; Final Drive = 3.077
Suspension, frontMacPherson strut, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearMultilink, coil springs, stabiizer bar
Steering typePower-assisted rack-and-pinion
Steering ratio (x:1)16.0:1
Tire brandBridgestone
Tire modelPotenza RE050A
Tire typeSummer performance
Tire size, front225/40 R18 88W RSC
Tire size, rear255/35 R18 90W RSC
Wheel size18-by-8 inches front -- 18-by-8.5 inches rear
Wheel materialAluminum alloy
Brakes, front13.7-inch ventilated discs
Brakes, rear13.3-inch ventilated discs
Fuel Consumption
EPA fuel economy (mpg)17/26 (est.)
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)16.1
Dimensions & Capacities
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,571
Length (in.)181.9
Width (in.)70.2
Height (in.)54.1
Wheelbase (in.)108.7
Track, front (in.)59.1
Track, rear (in.)59.3
Turning circle (ft.)36.1
Legroom, front (in.)41.8
Legroom, rear (in.)33.7
Headroom, front (in.)38.4
Headroom, rear (in.)36.8
Shoulder room, front (in.)55.3
Shoulder room, rear (in.)51.9
Seating capacity4
Cargo volume (cu-ft)11
Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion12 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenance4 years/50,000 miles

Research Models


Edmunds Insurance Estimator

TCO® insurance data for this vehicle coming soon...

For an accurate quote, contact our trusted partner below.

* Explanation
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat online with us
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific