2008 BMW M3 Sedan
2008 BMW M3 Sedan Specifications
|Brakes F/R:||ABS, vented disc/vented disc|
|Tires F-R:||245/40 ZR18 - 265/40 ZR18|
|Driveline:||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Displacement cu in (cc):||244 (3999)|
|Power bhp (kW) at RPM:||414(308) / 8300|
|Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:||295(400) / 3900|
|Redline at RPM:||8400|
|Length × Width × Height in:||n.a.|
|Weight lb (kg):||n.a.|
|Acceleration 0-60 mph s:||n.a.|
|Top Speed mph (km/h):||155 (250) - electronically limited|
|Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):||n.a.|
Base Price: 2008 BMW M3 Sedan - n.a. (last update: 10/8/2007)
BMW M3 Sedan Comes to America in 2008
A push of the MDrive button on the steering wheel can instantaneously activate the above driver-selectable configurations, turning the new BMW M3 into his or her personalized Ultimate Driving Machine. The settings are stored through menus shown on the dash-mounted screen and controlled by the iDrive (located in the center console). Storing one's overall preferences under the MDrive allows the driver to modify any of the adjustable settings, yet return to his or her optimum with a simple press of the MDrive button. This feature requires the Navigation/iDrive option.
Athletic, Sporting Stance
Front to back, the design of the new BMW M3 Sedan evokes a purposeful, sporting message. The front end, though clearly a BMW based on the double-kidney shaped grill, flat headlight units with standard Xenon headlamps, boasts three large air intakes below the grill. Since the structure and configuration is determined to primarily feed air into the engine compartment, the BMW M3 Sedan, like BMW M cars in general, intentionally forgoes fog lamps featured on 3 Series models.
The "face" of the new BMW M3 also includes a power dome in the middle of the aluminum hood which, though longer than that of the 3 Series Sedan, blends harmoniously with the overall design.
The new BMW M3 Sedan looks muscular from behind, its design taking up the particular look of the car's front end. A discreet lip spoiler on the trunklid optimizes the car's streamlining and reduces lift on the rear axle. In its contours, the split diffuser beneath the rear bumper takes up the shape of the air intakes at the front of the car as the air guide and the dual tailpipes move towards the centerline of the car, visually contracting the rear end at the lower center point. A further feature is the circular shape of the four straight tailpipes in typical BMW M style.
Interior Design Oriented an Active Driving Experience
The interior of the BMW M3 has always been a place designed for performance driving, but without compromising the comfort of the driver and the passengers. The new BMW M3 Sedan continues this tradition with the latest innovations. The five seats are surrounded by powerful contours and flowing lines highlighting in particular the concave and convex surfaces. The horizontal lines dominating the area around the dashboard as well as the harmonious surfaces of the side linings give the interior a dynamic note.
Apart from the clear design and optimum ergonomic arrangement of all controls and instruments, the choice of colors inside the new BMW M3 Sedan helps the driver concentrate on driving. Regardless of the upholstery and trim color, the footwells, parcel shelf, headliner, A-pillar trim and the upper part of the instrument panel are all finished in Anthracite. This uniform, dark color scheme around the windshield helps the driver focus on driving.