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2015 BMW M3 - Road Test Specs

2015 BMW M3 Sedan

(3.0L 6-cyl. Twin-turbo 6-speed Manual)


Year Make Model2015 BMW M3 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
Vehicle TypeRWD 4dr 5-passenger sedan
Estimated MSRP$62,925
Assembly locationBMW Plant Regensberg, Germany


ConfigurationFront engine, rear-wheel drive
Engine typeTwin-turbocharged inline-6, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,979/182
Block/head materialAluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)10.2
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)425 @ 5,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)406 @ 1,850
Fuel typePremium unleaded (required)
Transmission typeSix-speed manual
Transmission ratios (x:1)I: 4.11, II: 3.15, III: 1.54, IV: 1.17, V: 1.00, VI: 0.84
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.462
Differential(s)Active M-Differential, multiplate, limited-slip


Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearMultilink (five-link)
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)15
Tire make and modelMichelin Pilot SuperSport
Tire typePerformance front and rear
Tire size, front255/40R18 95Y
Tire size, rear275/40R18 99Y
Wheel size18-by-9 inches front -- 18-by-10 inches rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc, four-piston fixed caliper
Brakes, rearVentilated disc, two-piston fixed caliper

Track Test Results

0-60 mph, mfr. claim (sec.)4.3 (62 mph)

Fuel Consumption

Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)15.8

Audio and Advanced Technology

iPod/digital media compatibilityYes
Hard-drive music storage capacity (Gb)Yes
Bluetooth phone connectivityYes
Navigation systemYes
Smart entry/StartYes
Parking aidsYes
Blind-spot detectionYes
Adaptive cruise controlYes
Lane-departure monitoringYes
Collision warning/avoidanceYes

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,351
Length (in.)184.5
Width (in.)73.9
Height (in.)56.1
Wheelbase (in.)110.7
Track, front (in.)62.2
Track, rear (in.)63.1
Turning circle (ft.)40.0
Legroom, front (in.)42.0
Legroom, rear (in.)35.1
Headroom, front (in.)40.3
Headroom, rear (in.)37.7
Shoulder room, front (in.)55.1
Shoulder room, rear (in.)55.1
Seating capacity5
Trunk volume (cu-ft)16.95
GVWR (lbs.)4,630
Payload, mfr. max claim (lbs.)980
Ground clearance (in.)4.7

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