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Segment: Lower Premium

After four generations with M3 in various forms, the fifth-generation of the performance model from BMW was available as a four-door sedan only.

The German car-maker decided to name the coupe versions with even numbers. So, the 3-Series coupe became 4-Series. But that didn't mean to throw away the M3 badges. Those were applied to the four-door BMW 3-Series.

In 2014, BMW announced the sportiest version of the 3-Series, the M3. On the outside, it looked different than the rest of the stable, featuring a new front bumper with a bigger spoiler and wider side-pods as air-intakes. On the front fenders, a set of air-vents enhanced the look of the car, and minimized turbulences in the front wheel arches. Unlike its predecessor, which ad a bulge on the hood due to its massive V8 engine, the M3 had a smaller one more for design purposes and for pedestrian protection. A specific set of 18” light-alloy wheels was installed on the car. In the back, there were four exhausts under the diffuser, which was specifically designed for the M3.

Inside, the M3 showed its family roots in the motorsport arena. High-bolstered seats, special steering wheel, special instrument cluster, and the three-color of the M badge spread around the cabin, on the seats, on the gear-stick, and on the dials.

The 2014 M3, also known as the F80, was the first turbocharged BMW M3. It featured an inline-six unit under the hood. Its 3.0-liter displacement was smaller than the former 4.0-liter V8 of the E92 M3. But it offered more power and more torque than the model it replaced. It was mated as standard to a 6-speed manual and there was an option for a 7-Speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

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BMW M3 (F80) 3.0L 6MT (431 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.0L 6MT (431 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
2979 cm3
Power
317 KW @ 5500 RPM
431 HP @ 5500 RPM
425 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
406 lb-ft @ 1850–5500 RPM
550 Nm @ 1850–5500 RPM
Fuel System
M TwinPower Turbo technology with two mono-scroll turbochargers, High Precision Direct Petrol Injection, fully variable valve timing (VALVETRONIC) and variable camshaft control (Double-VANOS)
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
15.9 gallons (60.2 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
155 mph (249 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
4.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated discs
Rear
Ventilated discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
255/40 ZR18 // 275/40 ZR18
DIMENSIONS
Length
184.3 in (4681 mm)
Width
73.9 in (1877 mm)
Height
56.1 in (1425 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.2/63.1 in (1,580/1,603 mm)
Wheelbase
110.7 in (2812 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
17 cuFT (481 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.34
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3351 lbs (1520 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4630 lbs (2100 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
19.6 mpg US (12 L/100Km)
Highway
34.1 mpg US (6.9 L/100Km)
Combined
26.7 mpg US (8.8 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
204 g/km

BMW M3 (F80) 3.0L 7AT (431 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.0L 7AT (431 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
2979 cm3
Power
317 KW @ 5500 RPM
431 HP @ 5500 RPM
425 BHP @ 5500 RPM
Torque
406 lb-ft @ 1850–5500 RPM
550 Nm @ 1850–5500 RPM
Fuel System
M TwinPower Turbo technology with two mono-scroll turbochargers, High Precision Direct Petrol Injection, fully variable valve timing (VALVETRONIC) and variable camshaft control (Double-VANOS)
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
15.9 gallons (60.2 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
155 mph (249 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
4.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
7-speed Double Clutch Transmission
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated discs
Rear
Ventilated discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
255/40 ZR18 // 275/40 ZR18
DIMENSIONS
Length
184.3 in (4681 mm)
Width
73.9 in (1877 mm)
Height
56.1 in (1425 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.2/63.1 in (1,580/1,603 mm)
Wheelbase
110.7 in (2812 mm)
Ground Clearance
4.7 in (119 mm)
Cargo Volume
17 cuFT (481 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.34
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3439 lbs (1560 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4630 lbs (2100 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
21.2 mpg US (11.1 L/100Km)
Highway
35.1 mpg US (6.7 L/100Km)
Combined
28.3 mpg US (8.3 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
194 g/km
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