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BMW M3 Cabriolet (E93) 2008-2013

Body style: Convertible (spider/spyder, cabrio/cabriolet, drop/open/soft top)
Segment: Coupe Cabrio
Production years: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

The 2007 BMW M3 was the last naturally aspirated M3 and the first that featured a V8-engine under the hood, apart from the very limited edition of the 2001 BMW M3 GTR.

The fourth generation of the BMW M3 was announced right from the start to be available in three body choices: sedan, coupe and convertible. The later, named E93 on the BMW internal coding, featured a retractable hard-top that added some weight to the car but improved the fun factor.

Unlike the regular 3-Series convertible, the M3 featured a different bumper with big air-intakes. On the hood, the manufacturer had to put a bulge to install the big, tall, V8 engine, which was higher than the inline-six unit on the rest of the 3-Series. The hood featured two air-vents on each side of the bulge, but only one was functional. Another pair of air-vents were on the side of the car, behind the front wheels, to extract the air from the wheel well. At the back of the car, there were four round exhaust and a diffuser between them. The three-piece hard-top could have been retracted in 22 seconds.

Inside, the M3 convertible offered the same space as in any regular 3-Series Convertible. Due to its longer wheelbase than its predecessor, it offered enough legroom for the rear passengers, but only two seats.

Under the hood, there was a 4.0-liter V8 naturally aspirated engine. It was mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed automated gearbox. The latter had a better 0-100 kph (0-62mph) time due to a faster gear change time.

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BMW M3 Cabriolet (E93) 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  2 gasoline engines
  • 4.0L V8 6MT (420 HP)
  • 4.0L V8 7AT (420 HP)
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BMW M3 Cabriolet (E93) 4.0L V8 6MT (420 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.0L V8 6MT (420 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
3999 cm3
Power
309 KW @ 8300 RPM
420 HP @ 8300 RPM
414 BHP @ 8300 RPM
Torque
295 lb-ft @ 3900 RPM
400 Nm @ 3900 RPM
Fuel System
High-rewing concept with single butterflies, dual-Vanos, oil supply optimised for driving dynamics, ion flow anti-knock control
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
155 mph (249 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
5.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Manual, 6 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
Front: 245/40 ZR18, Rear: 265/40 ZR18
DIMENSIONS
Length
180.3 in (4580 mm)
Width
70 in (1778 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
59/59.4 in (1,499/1,509 mm)
Wheelbase
108.6 in (2758 mm)
Cargo Volume
7.4 cuFT (210 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.32
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3990 lbs (1810 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5027 lbs (2280 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
13.1 mpg US (18 L/100Km)
Highway
24.2 mpg US (9.7 L/100Km)
Combined
18.5 mpg US (12.7 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
297 g/km

BMW M3 Cabriolet (E93) 4.0L V8 7AT (420 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.0L V8 7AT (420 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
3999 cm3
Power
309 KW @ 8300 RPM
420 HP @ 8300 RPM
414 BHP @ 8300 RPM
Torque
295 lb-ft @ 3900 RPM
400 Nm @ 3900 RPM
Fuel System
High-rewing concept with single butterflies, dual-Vanos, oil supply optimised for driving dynamics, ion flow anti-knock control
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
155 mph (249 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
5.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
seven-speed M Double-Clutch Gearbox with Drivelogic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
Front: 245/40 ZR18, Rear: 265/40 ZR18
DIMENSIONS
Length
180.3 in (4580 mm)
Width
70 in (1778 mm)
Height
54.3 in (1379 mm)
Front/rear Track
59/59.4 in (1,499/1,509 mm)
Wheelbase
108.6 in (2758 mm)
Cargo Volume
7.4 cuFT (210 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.32
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4034 lbs (1830 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5027 lbs (2280 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
14.7 mpg US (16 L/100Km)
Highway
26.4 mpg US (8.9 L/100Km)
Combined
20.5 mpg US (11.5 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
269 g/km
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