2009 BMW M3 Long Term Road Test

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2009 BMW M3 Sedan: Versus BMW M3 Coupe

December 11, 2009

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BMW M3 Sedan versus BMW M3 Coupe. Both have the same 4.0-liter, 414-hp V8 and both wear Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 summer tires. Check out the vitals of our long-term sedan alongside those of the last coupe we tested. Is there a clear cut winner? Which would you choose?

2009 BMW M3 Sedan
$67,370 (as tested)
0-60 mph: 4.5 sec (with 1-ft rollout)
1/4-mile: 12.9 sec @ 109.8 mph
60-0 mph: 105 ft
Slalom: 70.0 mph
Skidpad: 0.90g
Weight: 3,710 (as tested)
Fuel economy (avg): 16.0 mpg
Tires: (F: 245/40ZR18, R: 265/40ZR19)

2008 BMW M3 Coupe
$65,775 (as tested)
0-60 mph: 4.3 sec (with 1-ft rollout)
1/4-mile: 12.7 sec @ 112.0 mph
60-0 mph: 100 ft
Slalom: 73.3 mph
Skidpad: 0.95g
Weight: 3,590 (as tested)
Fuel economy (avg): 15.6 mpg
Tires: (F: 245/35R19, R: 265/35R19)

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 13,500 miles

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