Used 2009 BMW M3

2009 BMW M3
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2009 BMW M3


  • Ferocious acceleration, phenomenal handling, civilized ride, sublime front seats, functional backseat, available in three body styles.


  • Navigation system requires the addition of iDrive, limited interior storage.

Used 2009 BMW M3 for Sale

BMW M3 2009 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl 6M)
89,913 miles
Used 2009
Maximum Auto Outlet
18.2 mi away
Est.Loan: $401/mo
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$300 Below Market
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BMW M3 2009 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl 6M)
52,328 miles
Used 2009
Arlington Auto Group
24.2 mi away
Est.Loan: $506/mo
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$300 Below Market
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This is a very clean 2009 BMW M3 with just 52328 miles. This vehicle only had 2- OWNER and has been serviced very well. The original color is Black but currently this vehicle is wrapped in Highlight Yellow. This wrap has been protecting the car from all the rock chips and scratches that are caused by daily driving. It is equipped with 4.0 L V8 producing a whopping 414 HP and is enhanced with Premium Options such as Premium Package Rims Automatic Convertible Hard Top Auxiliary Input USB Bluetooth Front M Sport Bucket Seats DCT Transmission Comfort Access and much more!!! Multi-Point Inspection and reconditioning process before being offered for sale. You will be completely satisfied with its quality. We strive to give every vehicle a thorough inspection and can tell you with confidence that the structural integrity of this car exceeds the highest standards. With confidence we can assure the comfort gained from this car's unadulterated interior will be unmatched. Every major mechanical system has been inspected and found to be in good working order. This car and almost every car we sell comes with a STANDARD WARRANTY that covers the drivetrain and more. We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase so we offer an optional extended warranty at a very affordable price. Just ask for the details. Want a new car? Have bad credit or no credit? Not a problem! We here at Arlington Auto Group offer GUARANTEED FINANCING on our inventory and will get you approved for this car. Let us make your car buying experience a little easier by getting you the lowest monthly payment possible. We believe in saving our customers money. That's why this car has been set below the BLUE BOOK value to help. END OF YEAR SALE!!!WE OFFER GREAT MILITARY SPECIALS FOR OUR FELLOW MILITARY MEMBERS. FOR MORE INFO YOU MAY CONTACT US AT 703-798-0979 WWW.ARLINGTONAUTOGROUP.NET
BMW M3 2009 2dr Convertible (4.0L 8cyl 6M)
39,754 miles
Used 2009
Passport BMW
33.6 mi away
Est.Loan: $542/mo
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LOW MILES - 39,754! Heated Leather Seats, NAV, Alloy Wheels, 19 FORGED & POLISHED DOUBLE SPOKE ALLOY WHEELS (STYLE 220M), Rear Air, Dual Zone AC, Convertible Hardtop, Premium Sound System, TECHNOLOGY PKG, REAR PARK DISTANCE CONTROL, SATELLITE RADIO, COLD WEATHER PKG.KEY FEATURES INCLUDELeather Seats, Rear Air, Premium Sound System, Convertible Hardtop, Dual Zone AC.OPTION PACKAGESTECHNOLOGY PKG electronic damping control, M Drive, comfort access system, navigation system, HD Radio, 7-SPEED M DOUBLE CLUTCH TRANSMISSION Drivelogic, PREMIUM PKG pwr folding exterior mirrors, universal garage door opener, upgraded interior trim, digital compass mirror, BMW Assist, 19 FORGED & POLISHED DOUBLE SPOKE ALLOY WHEELS (STYLE 220M) performance tires, COLD WEATHER PKG heated front seats, through loading system wcargo bag, retractable headlight washers, SATELLITE RADIO, IPOD & USB ADAPTER, REAR PARK DISTANCE CONTROL, SMARTPHONE INTEGRATION. BMW M3 Convertible with Jerez Black Metallic exterior and Silver Novillo Extended Leathe interior features a 8 Cylinder Engine with 420 HP*.EXPERTS ARE SAYINGCar and Driver Editors Choice.MORE ABOUT USPassport BMW is your full service dealer for new BMW and pre-owned sales, service and parts, and serves Washington DC, Suitland, Waldorf, Alexandria, and all of the VA and MD Washington DC Metro Area. All pricing is inclusive of rebates and incentives and is plus tax, tags, government fees, freight (new cars) and a dealer service fee of $300 (not required by law). See center for details. Experience The Ultimate Driving Machine today! Full Or Scheduled Maintenance MAY Be Available. Check With Center For Details .Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.Using CARFAX vehicle history reports every used vehicle's title can be researched against an extensive database. CARFAX Vehicle History Reports include title information (including salvaged or junked titles) flood damage history total loss accident history odometer readings lemon history number of owners accident indicators (such as airbag deployments) state emissions inspection results service records and vehicle use (taxi rental lease etc.). This high level of consumer protection allows you to choose and purchase any of our quality vehicles with the confidence you deserve. Note CARFAX records may be incomplete and there may also be delays in reporting information. Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open manufacturer recalls for a vehicle from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's recall website httpsvinrcl.safercar.govvin
BMW M3 2009 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl 6M)
79,993 miles
Used 2009
Criswell Chevrolet of Thurmont
40.6 mi away
Est.Loan: $419/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

It doesn't get much better for enthusiasts than the 2009 BMW M3, which offers near-supercar performance and daily-driver livability in coupe, sedan and convertible body styles.

vehicle overview

There are a select few model names in the automotive world that consistently make otherwise mild-mannered enthusiasts salivate uncontrollably. One that will do the trick is "911"; so will just about anything following "Ferrari," and perhaps "GT-R." We think it's about time "M3" joined this exclusive group, if it hasn't already. Like its illustrious predecessors, the 2009 BMW M3 offers a singularly alluring cocktail of sports-car performance and everyday practicality.

The previous-generation M3 was a tough act to follow, boasting a supremely capable chassis and one of the world's greatest engines at the time: a 333-horsepower 3.2-liter inline-6. As enthusiasts waited for BMW's M division to get its hands on the current 3 Series platform, many genuinely wondered: How could BMW possibly make the M3 any better? Well, for one thing, the company gave it a 414-hp V8 -- and true to M3 tradition, it's a high-revving gem of a motor, providing ample midrange thrust that builds to a racecar-like wail as the tachometer needle swings past 8,000 rpm. For another, it brought back the M3 sedan -- last offered in 1998 -- and replaced the previous M3 ragtop with a retractable-hardtop convertible design. BMW head designer Chris Bangle also got his controversial hands on the current 3 Series' polarizing sheet metal, but the M3 makes the best of it, thanks to its blistered fenders and other go-fast styling cues.

So, does all of that add up to progress? Depends on whom you ask. Purists will still pine for the feral rasp of the previous-generation M3's inline-6, or the telepathic connection between chassis and driver that defined the original M3. All will agree, however, that the 2009 BMW M3's performance is nothing short of breathtaking. With a 0-60-mph sprint of 4.6 seconds and a 12.7-second quarter-mile, the M3 is squarely in Porsche 911 territory -- yet it boasts a livable suspension and usable backseat in any form, and it can even be had as a sedan. You know what? Purists, schmurists. What sane enthusiast wouldn't lust after a perfectly practical daily driver that can give one of history's most iconic sports cars a run for its money?

The M3's greatness is such that it's hard to identify any direct competitors. Audi's lame-duck RS4 convertible rides on an aged platform, and its overall performance can't hold a candle to the M3's. And although the new S4 sedan is closer, it still doesn't quite match the M3. The Audi S5 is a V8-powered performance coupe, but it competes more against the 335i than the M3. Mercedes-Benz's C63 AMG has the M3 outgunned under the hood with its 451-hp V8, but it's only available with four doors and an automatic transmission. Small wonder, then, that the M3 name leaves enthusiasts salivating -- there's just nothing else quite like it in the performance car arena.

2009 BMW M3 configurations

The 2009 BMW M3 is available as a sedan, coupe or retractable-hardtop convertible. Based on the compact 3 Series, the high-performance M3 comes in a single trim level. Standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels with performance tires, xenon headlamps, cruise control, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated power-adjustable sport seats with driver memory, split-folding rear seats and a 10-speaker audio system with a CD player and an auxiliary audio jack. The coupe features a carbon-fiber roof, and all M3s receive revised exterior styling, an exclusive sport-tuned suspension, more powerful brakes and a limited-slip rear differential.

The optional premium package adds power-folding mirrors, BMW Assist and enhanced interior trim. The technology package tacks on M Drive (which allows the driver to adjust throttle response and steering feel), a voice-activated navigation system, iDrive, keyless ignition and entry and electronically controlled dampers. À la carte options include 19-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof (sedan only), heated front seats, rear park assist and a number of audio options, including an upgraded sound system, HD radio, satellite radio and an iPod adapter.

2009 Highlights

For the 2009 BMW M3, a redesigned iDrive controller debuts for the optional navigation system, which is now hard-drive-based and features real-time traffic. Also, the M3 sedan receives the same new taillights and other rear-end styling tweaks as the regular 3 Series sedan, as well as assorted minor interior enhancements.

Performance & mpg

A 4.0-liter V8 powers the 2009 BMW M3, sending 414 hp and 295 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels. The redline is a thrilling 8,400 rpm. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, and the M DCT seven-speed dual-clutch automated-manual gearbox is optional. The latter offers manual operation via steering-wheel-mounted paddles as well as a full automatic mode. All M3s feature a specialized locking rear differential to manage the transfer of all that thrust to the pavement.

In our track testing, an M3 coupe with the traditional six-speed manual shot to 60 mph in a fleet 4.6 seconds and blasted through the quarter-mile in 12.7 seconds. EPA fuel economy estimates stand at 14 mpg city/20 mpg highway and 16 mpg combined for all models except the convertible with the six-speed manual, which drops to 13 mpg city.


Standard safety features for the 2009 BMW M3 include front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, antilock disc brakes, traction control and stability control.

The M3 has not been crash-tested specifically, but the 3 Series sedan, on which the M3 sedan is based, scored four stars (out of five) for frontal impacts for both driver and passenger in government tests. It garnered a perfect five stars for side impacts for both front and rear occupants. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests gave the 3 Series sedan "Good" ratings (the highest possible) in both frontal-offset and side-impact crash testing, although the convertible received a second-lowest "Marginal" score because of insufficient rear-seat head protection and possible torso injuries for those in the front.


The 2009 BMW M3 weighs roughly 300 more pounds than its E46 predecessor, but it's still one of the most athletic cars you can buy. It sticks to the tarmac like pitch to your fingers, yet power-induced oversteer is rarely more than a flick of the throttle away. The electronic damper control (EDC) option provides three driver-selectable suspension settings (Comfort, Normal, Sport). Left in normal mode, the M3 does an adequate job of soaking up bumps while providing world-class body control in the twisties. Braking is phenomenal -- in our 60-0-mph braking test, the M3 came to a halt in just 100 feet, which is among the shortest distances we've ever recorded.

The optional M DCT dual-clutch automated manual is good but not great. Specifically, if you want rev-matched downshifts from the M DCT, you'll have to live with harshly executed but quick upshifts, because when you use the console-mounted toggle switch to dial the upshifts back to a less jarring setting, the transmission stops matching revs. This is an odd misstep for a high-performance car -- the downshifts should be rev-matched no matter what transmission mode has been selected.

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Aggressively bolstered sport seats have long been an M3 trademark, and the current model continues this tradition. At the same time, the M3's seats are among the most comfortable we've sat in for long trips. The thick-rimmed, small-diameter steering wheel adds to the sporty feel, although some may find the rim too thick. In the coupe, an automatic seatbelt arm delivers front occupants their belts, obviating the need for torso-twisting maneuvers. The convertible's heat-reflective leather does a wonderful job of keeping the seats from absorbing too much heat from the sun with the top down.

Build and materials quality inside the M3 are excellent. The overall design lacks visual interest; however, the available metallic and wood accents dress things up a bit. This year's revised iDrive electronics interface that comes with the optional navigation system is improved over its confusing predecessor, but it still complicates the stereo controls considerably. Without iDrive, the M3's control layout is fairly straightforward and well-marked. From the driver's perspective, there's a notable lack of bins and cubbies in which to store cell phones, wallets and the like.

Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Beautiful, but disappointing performance
I have had several "M's", including 2 E46 BMR's. The 2009 is a nicely sculpted vehicle as it sits curbside, although some have described it as looking like a Pontiac. It's very comfortable and it handles great. The 414 hp seems unbelievable to me because the (295 ft lb.)torque rating is so low in comparison. I have owned an '03 CLK55 AMG, which had less HP, but far more torque. The M3 just doesn't have the power that I like "off the line." Sure, it will do 150 mph, but where can you realistically do that kind of speed? For excitement on the road, I think the Benz equivalents are far better.
Too early to tell
Presently have only 1400 miles. Haven't been too aggressive yet in the car. The engine sounds fantastic, but the car is definitely not a rocketship. The car turns a lot of heads, but it isn't real comfortable to drive. Hoping to take it out onto the local track to see how she handles under pressure. Except for the power mode setting, can barely feel a difference between any of the other M settings. Hopefully a little more time behind the wheel will help with the learning curve. We've had a number of other Beemer's - I'm still more comfortable driving the X5 or 550i.
You think you're buying an outstanding vehicle until you actually take ownership. BMW goes above and beyond allowing for just about every little adjustment possible. If you want cargo room or great gas mileage don't buy this vehicle. If you want the driving experience of a lifetime this is the car for you. It sounds like a race car, drives like a race car, brakes like a race car and feels like a race car, BUT you can adjust the power, suspension and comfort levels to your liking. There really aren't enough words in this section to describe this vehicle.
Replaced my M3 with an M3!
I was driving my Silver 2004 M3 Convertible when I went in to browse... Sure. There it was. A Silver 2009 M3 Convertible! Driving this car is a dream! I'm 6'4" and 285 and I have plenty of room. The Double Clutch Transmission shifts faster than you can blink. The M-Drive allows you to customize your acceleration, suspension and shifting from soft and comfy, to mothers take your kids off the streets! One push and all settings are yours. The V8 roars and the exhaust growls. The rear seat is bigger too. Not much trunk space with top down, but whole back seat folds and there is plenty space there. The down side? No cars to step up to now! Porsche you say? Yah... if I were 5'7". This is tops!
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Features & Specs

13 city / 20 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
414 hp @ 8300 rpm
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Used 2009 BMW M3 Overview

The Used 2009 BMW M3 is offered in the following submodels: M3 Sedan, M3 Coupe, M3 Convertible. Available styles include 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl 6M), 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl 6M), and 2dr Convertible (4.0L 8cyl 6M).

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