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2015 BMW M3 Sedan

Technical Specs
425 hp 406 lb-ft 4 s 155 mph
Horsepower Torque 0-60 mph Top Speed
Engine Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Type I6, Twin-Turbo Length 183.9 in (4671 mm)
Displacement 182 cu in (2979 cc) Width 73.9 in (1877 mm)
Power 425 hp (317 kW) @ 5500 rpm Height 56.1 in (1424 mm)
Torque 406 lb-ft (550 Nm) @ 1850-5500 rpm Weight 3516 lb (1595 kg)
Redline 7500 rpm Performance
Electric Power n/a 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) 4 s (4.1 s)
Electric Torque n/a 1/4 mile n/a
Net Power n/a 60-0 Braking n/a
Driveline Top Speed 155 mph (250 km/h)
Layout Rear Wheel Drive Fuel Economy
Transmission EPA Fuel Mileage - City n/a
Type 6 Speed Manual
7 Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic
EPA Fuel Mileage - HWY n/a
Tires Origin & Price
Tire Size - Front 255/40 ZR18 Manufacturer's Origin Germany
Tire Size - Rear 275/40 ZR18 Base Price $62,925
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2015 M3 Sedan Focuses on Lightweight Design, Efficiency

Published: Thu Dec 12, 2013 by Marko P.  |  Source: BMW M
The new BMW M3 Sedan features a low-slung and broad-set, yet finely balanced, 
stance on the road, highlighting the emphasis on performance capability in the 
emotional development of M design.
The new BMW M3 Sedan features a low-slung and broad-set, yet finely balanced, stance on the road, highlighting the emphasis on performance capability in the emotional development of M design.

The new BMW M models begin a new chapter in the fascinating history of high-performance sports cars from Germany. The BMW M3 Sedan and the BMW M4 Coupé are sharing pole position. Their DNA is rooted in a combination of motorsports genes with full daily driving functionality. Compared with their predecessors, these models deliver superior performance with a newly developed high-revving, straight six-cylinder engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology delivering 425 hp.

The suspension and drivetrain of each M automobile are precision tuned to harmonize with the performance characteristics of the engine. Optimized weight also enhances the overall performance characteristics of these vehicles. Lighter weight is achieved with a one-piece driveshaft made of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), which reduces the rotating mass for better gas pedal response.

M3 Sedan's Low-Slung Stance

The new BMW M3 Sedan features a low-slung and broad-set, yet finely balanced, stance on the road, highlighting the emphasis on performance capability in the emotional development of M design. Large air intakes at the front end, exposed carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) components and the diffuser at the muscular rear end are far from mere design flourishes; they also fulfill functional roles in terms of aerodynamics, cooling and weight saving.

Interior Design

Climbing into the 2015 BMW M3, drivers will be greeted by the interior architecture familiar from the BMW 3 Series and BMW 4 Series, complete with unimpeachable ergonomics and clear driver focus. In keeping with the character of the M model, however, the interior fulfils an even more sharply defined sporting brief. To this end, the host of traditional BMW M equipment details includes M door sill finishers, an M driver's footrest, M gearshift lever, M-design circular instruments with white graphics, M leather steering wheel with chrome trim, color contrast stitching and electroplated look shift paddles (if the M DCT gearbox is specified).

The front seats also represent an evocative expression of BMW M's motor sport genes. Taking visual inspiration from the bucket seats fitted in racing cars, the seats feature a full-size single-piece back panel. This means the construction of the seats is very flat, while the high, width-adjustable side bolsters and low-set seat surface allow an ideal seating position and provide excellent support. Despite their undeniably sporty design, the BMW M sports seats can be specified as an option with comfort-enhancing features including electric adjustment and heating.

Drivers of the new BMW M3 can look forward to piloting their car from behind a double-spoke M leather steering wheel. The M logo, chrome trim and color contrast stitching are central elements of the cabin's racing ambience. Both models come as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox, while the seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission is available as an option. M DCT allows the driver to change gears using either the selector lever on the center console or the shift paddles mounted on the steering wheel.

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