2008 BMW M3 Coupe Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2008 BMW M3 - Road Test Specs

2008 BMW M3 Coupe

(4.0L V8 6-speed Manual)


Model year2008
Style2dr Coupe
Base MSRP$56,500
Options on test vehicleTechnology Package ($3,250 ? includes electronic damping control, keyless ignition/entry, navigation system and M Drive personalized performance settings); Premium Package ($1,900 ? includes power-folding mirrors, aluminum cabin trim, Novillo leather upholstery); 19-Inch Wheels ($1,200); Cold Weather Package ($750 ? includes heated front seats, headlight washers and trunk pass-through); iPod/USB Connectivity ($400); HD Radio ($350); Rear Park Assist ($350).
As-tested MSRP$66,770


Drive typeRear-wheel drive
Engine typeV8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,999cc/244 cu-in
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)12:1
Redline (rpm)8,400
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)414 @ 8,300
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)295 @ 3,90
Transmission type6-speed manual
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)4.055 (I), 2.396 (II), 1.582 (III), 1.192 (IV), 1.000 (V), 0.872 (VI), 3.85 (F)


Steering typeRack-and-pinion
Steering ratio (x:1)12.5
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearVentilated disc

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)421

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)14 city/20 highway
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)16.6

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,704
Length (in.)181.8
Width (in.)71
Height (in.)55.8
Wheelbase (in.)108.7
Track, front (in.)60.6
Track, rear (in.)60.6
Turning circle (ft.)38.4
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 capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)11.1


Bumper-to-bumperNot Available
PowertrainNot Available
CorrosionNot Available
Roadside assistanceNot Available
Free scheduled maintenanceNot Available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsNot Available
Head airbagsNot Available
Knee airbagsNot Available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBrake assist
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemNot Available
Emergency assistance systemNot Available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Available
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Available
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Available
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Available
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Available

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