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BMW M Series M3

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M Series M3 Overview

  • Mileage (upto)
    10.75 kmpl
  • Engine (upto)
    2979 cc
  • BHP
  • Transmission
  • Boot Space
  • Airbags

M Series M3 Review

BMW is an iconic luxury car maker head-quartered in Germany, who has a large fleet of models in India. Recently it also added two new variants in its popular M series. Among those two, BMW M Series M3 Sedan is the four door variant, which is powered by a 3.0-litre petrol engine under the hood. The manufacturer claims that the vehicle can break the 100 Kmph speed mark in breathtaking 4.1 seconds, which is impressive. One of the most important aspect of this vehicle is its astounding external appearance owing to its sleek body structure, which is highlighted by aggressive cosmetics. Its roof along with B pillars and its alloy wheels have black accents, which further emphasizes its sporty stance. This highly efficient sedan has a slew of advanced features including BMW head-up display with 'M-Specific' views for gear indicator, engine revolution and shift light. At the same time, it is also blessed with features like a sophisticated infotainment system including an iDrive touch controller and park distance control function. This luxury sedan looks compact from its outside, there is an ample space available inside that can provide seating to at least five occupants. There is an extensive use of leather and metallic accents given inside the cabin that further adds to its majestic stance. Currently, it is positioned against the likes of Audi S4 and Mercedes Benz CLA 45 AMG in the Indian automobile market.


The external appearance of this sedan is simply breathtaking, thanks to its aerodynamic body structure with flawless design. Unlike any other sedan, it has an intimidating front facade owing to its extremely sleek headlight cluster. It is powered by bi-xenon lamps along with four LED DRL rings. In the center, it has a kidney bean shaped radiator grille that has vertically positioned slats wherein, its frame is garnished in chrome. The front bumper has a unique structure featuring three massive air intake sections that provides better air intake for engine cooling. Its side profile looks very sleek but, it has massive fenders featuring stylish alloy wheels gives it a breathtaking look. Its door panels along with the B pillars are done up with high gloss black, wherein the wing mirrors and door handles are painted in body color. This sedan also has a breathtaking rear profile, which is sportier than its side and front facade. The rear bumper has an expressive structure featuring a pair of reflectors for additional protection. Furthermore, it also has four exhaust pipes that are garnished with chrome accents. This luxury sedan has a total length of 4671mm along with an impressive width of 1877mm. Its total height stands at 1430mm and the wheelbase at 2812mm.


Coming to the interiors, this luxury sedan has a mesmerizing internal cabin that is done up with extensive use of leather and high-gloss black inserts. The manufacturer has used high quality upholstery for covering the seats, which are made using the combination of leather and fabric. Its elegance is further highlighted by the metallic accents given on its dashboard, door panels and instrument cluster. All the seats inside are ergonomically designed, wherein its front seats have side bolsters along with head restraints. At the same time, they also have electrical adjustment facility along with memory function, which further adds to the traveling comfort. The steering wheel has a conventional three spoke design and it is mounted with all the multi-functional switches related to the audio, calls and cruise control function. Just behind this, there is an attractive instrument cluster that has a few analogue gauges along with a multi-functional screen, which displays all the essential information. The most attractive aspect of the cabin is the illuminated control switches located on the dashboard, which amplifies the cabin.

Engine and Performance:

This BMW M Series M3 Sedan is powered by an advanced 3.0-litre petrol engine that has high pressure fuel injection technology. It comprises of six cylinders and 24-valves based on high pressure direct fuel injection technology. This power plant has the ability to churn out a peak power of 431bhp in between 5500 to 7300rpm that results in a hammering torque output of 550Nm in the range of 1850 to 5500rpm. The automaker has mated this power plant to an advanced M Double Clutch transmission gearbox featuring drivelogic, which delivers torque output to the rear wheels. This motor also helps the vehicle to reach a top speed of 250 Kmph, which is rather impressive.

Braking and Handling:

All its four wheels have been mated with a sturdy set of 'M' compound disc brakes that are further loaded with body colored brake calipers. This braking mechanism gets the assistance from the latest generation anti lock braking system and electronic brake force distribution along with cornering brake control function. On the other hand, it is also blessed with adaptive M suspension system that helps the vehicle to adapt itself according to the road condition and keeps it agile.

Comfort Features:

This luxury sedan has all the advanced aspects, which ensures high level of comfort to the occupants inside. It has a list of features including velour floor mats, interior mirror with automatic anti-dazzle function, ambient lighting system and a multi-functional steering wheel featuring gearshift paddles. In addition to these, it also has smokers package, electrically adjustable front seats with lumbar support, roller sunblinds for rear window and 'M' carbon roof. The manufacturer has also incorporated several BMW ConnectDrive aspects including an iDrive touch controller, a touchscreen display, a DVD player and an integrated hard drive for maps. Furthermore, it also provides visual parking aid with the help of parking camera.

Safety Features:

As far as safety aspects are concerned, this trim gets a set of sophisticated protective aspects, which safeguards all the occupants inside. It has a list of features including eight airbags, anti lock braking system with brake assist function, cornering brake control function and a dynamic stability control including 'M' dynamic mode. In addition to these, it also has features like warning triangle with first aid kit, side impact protection beams, child proof lock and an electronic engine immobilizer.


1. Engine power and performance is remarkable.

2. Breathtaking external and internal design.


1. There is no Harman Kardon surround sound system.

2. M lightweight alloy wheels can be given as standard.

BMW M Series M3 Specifications

ARAI Mileage10.75 kmpl
Fuel TypePetrol
Max Power443.87bhp@7000rpm
Max Torque550nm@2350-5500rpm
Engine Description3.0-litre 443.87bh 24V MPower Petrol Engine
Cargo Volume480-litres

BMW M Series M3 Features

Multi-function Steering WheelYes
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View MirrorYes
Touch ScreenYes
Automatic Climate ControlYes
Engine Start Stop ButtonYes
Anti Lock Braking SystemYes
Alloy WheelsYes
Power Windows RearYes
Power Windows FrontYes
Passenger AirbagYes
Driver AirbagYes
Power SteeringYes
Air ConditionerYes

BMW M Series M3 Engine & Transmission

Engine TypeMPower Petrol Engine
Engine Description3.0-litre 443.87bh 24V MPower Petrol Engine
Engine Displacement(cc)2979
No. of cylinder6
Maximum Power443.87bhp@7000rpm
Maximum Torque550nm@2350-5500rpm
Valves Per Cylinder4
Valve ConfigurationNo
Fuel Supply SystemDirect Injection
Bore x Stroke84.0 X 89.6 mm
Compression Ratio10.2:1
Turbo ChargerYes
Super ChargeNo
Transmission TypeNo
Gear Box7 Speed
Drive TypeRWD
Clutch TypeNo

BMW M Series M3 Performance & Fuel

Top Speed250 kmph
Acceleration (0-100 kmph)4 Seconds
ARAI Mileage (kmpl)10.75
Fuel TypePetrol
Fuel Tank Capacity (Liters)63

BMW M Series M3 Suspension System, Steering & Brakes

Front SuspensionAdaptive M
Rear SuspensionAdaptive M
Shock Absorbers TypeNo
Steering TypePower
Steering ColumnTilt
Steering Gear TypeRack & Pinion
Turning Radius (wheel base)5.9 meters
Front Brake TypeDisc
Rear Brake TypeDisc

BMW M Series M3 Others

Country of AssemblyNo
Country of ManufactureNo
Warranty TimeNo
Warranty DistanceNo

BMW M Series M3 Dimensions & Capacity

Ground Clearance Unladen121mm
Wheel Base2812mm
Front Tread1579mm
Rear Tread1603mm
Kerb Weight1635kg
Gross Weight2100kg
Front Headroom1023mm
Rear Headroom957mm
Cargo Volume480-litres
Tyre Size255/35 R19
Tyre TypeTubeless,Radial
Alloy Wheel Size19 Inch
Seating Capacity5
No of Doors4

BMW M Series M3 Comfort & Convenience

Power SteeringYes
Power Windows-FrontYes
Power Windows-RearYes
One Touch Operating Power WindowsNo
Automatic Climate ControlYes
Air Quality ControlYes
Remote Trunk OpenerYes
Remote Fuel Lid OpenerYes
Low Fuel Warning LightYes
Accessory Power OutletYes
Trunk LightYes
Vanity MirrorYes
Rear Reading LampYes
Rear Seat HeadrestYes
Rear Seat Centre Arm RestYes
Height Adjustable Front Seat BeltsNo
Cup Holders-FrontYes
Cup Holders-RearYes
Rear A/C VentsYes
Heated Seats - FrontNo
Heated Seats - RearNo
Massage SeatsNo
Memory Functions For SeatDriver's Seat Only
Seat Lumbar SupportYes
Multi-function Steering WheelYes
Cruise ControlYes
Parking SensorsFront & Rear
Autonomous ParkingNo
Navigation SystemYes
Foldable Rear SeatNo
Smart EntryNo
Engine Start/Stop ButtonYes
Drive Modes3
Glove Box CoolingNo
Bottle HolderFront Door
Voice ControlNo
Steering Wheel Gearshift PaddlesYes
USB ChargerNo
Steering Mounted TripmeterNo
Central Console ArmrestNo
Tailgate AjarNo
Gear Shift IndicatorNo
Rear CurtainNo
Luggage Hook & NetNo
Battery SaverNo
Lane Change IndicatorNo
Additional FeaturesActive M Differential (adapted for Competition Package)
M Double Clutch Transmission With Drivelogic
M Servotronic Assistance at all Speed Ranges
Parking Assistant Optional

BMW M Series M3 Interior Features

Air ConditionerYes
Adjustable Steering ColumnYes
Electronic Multi-TripmeterYes
Leather SeatsYes
Fabric UpholsteryNo
Leather Steering WheelYes
LightingAmbient light
Glove CompartmentYes
Digital ClockYes
Outside Temperature DisplayYes
Cigarette LighterYes
Digital OdometerYes
Electric Adjustable SeatsFront
Folding Table in The RearNo
Driving Experience Control EcoNo
Height Adjustable Driving SeatYes
Dual Tone DashboardNo
Ventilated SeatsNo
Additional FeaturesBMW Individual Headliner Anthracite
Floor Mats in Velour
M Carbon Roof
M Sport Seats With Cut Out (driver/passenger)
Seat Belts with M stripes, front (Competition Package)
Seat Backrest Width Adjustment
Fine Wood Trim Fineline Anthracite With Highlight Trim Finisher Pearl Chrome
Interior Trim Finishers Blue Shadow With Highlight Trim Finisher Black High Gloss
Interior Trim Finishers Carbon Fibre with Highlight Trim Finisher Black Chrome
Interior Trim Finishers Aluminium Blade with Highlight Trim Finishers Black Chrome
Cloth/leather Combination Carbon Structure Anthracite Black

BMW M Series M3 Exterior Features

Adjustable HeadlightsYes
Fog Lights - FrontNo
Fog Lights - RearNo
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View MirrorYes
Manually Adjustable Ext. Rear View MirrorNo
Electric Folding Rear View MirrorYes
Heated Wing MirrorYes
Rain Sensing WiperYes
Rear Window WiperNo
Rear Window WasherNo
Rear Window DefoggerYes
Wheel CoversNo
Alloy WheelsYes
Power AntennaNo
Tinted GlassYes
Rear SpoilerNo
Removable/Convertible TopNo
Roof CarrierNo
Sun RoofNo
Moon RoofNo
Side StepperNo
Outside Rear View Mirror Turn IndicatorsYes
Intergrated AntennaYes
Chrome GrilleYes
Chrome GarnishNo
Smoke HeadlampsYes
Roof RailNo
Lighting'sLED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights)
Trunk OpenerRemote
Additional FeaturesNo

BMW M Series M3 Safety Features

Anti-Lock Braking SystemYes
Parking SensorsFront & Rear
Central LockingYes
Speed Sensing Auto Door LockNo
Impact Sensing Auto Door UnlockNo
Brake AssistYes
Power Door LocksYes
Child Safety LocksYes
Anti-Theft AlarmNo
Anti-Pinch Power WindowsNo
Driver AirbagYes
Passenger AirbagYes
Side Airbag-FrontYes
Side Airbag-RearNo
Knee AirbagsYes
Day & Night Rear View MirrorYes
Head-Up DisplayYes
Passenger Side Rear View MirrorYes
Xenon HeadlampsNo
Halogen HeadlampsNo
Rear Seat BeltsYes
Seat Belt WarningYes
Pretensioners & Force Limiter SeatbeltYes
Door Ajar WarningYes
Side Impact BeamsYes
Front Impact BeamsYes
Traction ControlNo
Adjustable SeatsYes
ISOFIX Child Seat MountsYes
KeyLess EntryYes
Tyre Pressure MonitorYes
Vehicle Stability Control SystemYes
Hill Descent ControlNo
Hill AssistNo
Engine ImmobilizerYes
Crash SensorYes
Blind Spot MonitorNo
Centrally Mounted Fuel TankYes
Engine Check WarningYes
Automatic HeadlampsNo
Clutch LockNo
Advance Safety FeaturesBMW Condition Based Service,Cornering Brake Control (CBC) ,Dynamic Stability Control (DSC),Surround View Optional,Brake Energy Regeneration, Head airbags Front and Rear,BMW Condition Based Service (Intelligent maintenance system), Dynamic Braking Lights,Run Flat Indicator,Spare Wheel,Three Point Seat Belts,War
Follow Me Home HeadlampsNo
Rear CameraYes
360 View CameraYes
Anti-Theft DeviceYes

BMW M Series M3 Entertainment Features

Cassette PlayerNo
Cd PlayerNo
CD ChangerNo
DVD PlayerYes
Audio System Remote ControlNo
Speakers FrontYes
Speakers RearYes
Integrated 2DIN AudioYes
Bluetooth ConnectivityYes
USB & Auxiliary inputYes
Touch ScreenYes
Internal StorageNo
No of SpeakersNo
Rear Entertainment SystemNo
Additional FeaturesBMW Apps
Preparation for Apple CarPlay Optional
Telephony with Wireless Charging Optional

BMW M Series M3 Details

BMW M Series M3 TransmissionAutomatic
BMW M Series M3 Exterior"Headlight washer system /n Rain sensor and automatic driving lights /n Exterior mirrors, electrically foldable, with automatic anti-dazzle function, mirror heating, memory and integrated LED turn indicators /n Decorative moulding, side frame, Black /n Heat protection glazing /n Front kidney grille bars, black finish with chrome frame /n Front kidney grille bars, black finish with chrome frame Front or /n Air breather with M Logo /n M Carbon Roof /n "
BMW M Series M3 SteeringElectric Power Steering
BMW M Series M3 Tyres255/35 R19,Tubeless Radial Tyres
BMW M Series M3 Engine3.0L 429bhp MPower Petrol Engine
BMW M Series M3 Comfort & Convenience"Cruise control with braking function and Speed limiter /n Automatic air conditioning 2- zone with extended contents with active carbon microfilter /n Multifunction M leather steering wheel with gear shift paddles /n Seat Lumbar support electric for driver and front passenger /n Seat backrest width adjustmen /n Navigation system Professional with 3D maps /n Park Distance Control (PDC), front and rear /n Automatic Start/Stop function /n "
BMW M Series M3 FuelPetrol
BMW M Series M3 Brake SystemABS With EBD & BA
BMW M Series M3 Saftey"Adaptive LED headlights with four LED DRL light rings and accent lights /n High Beam Assistance /n Interior mirror with automatic anti-dazzle function /n Rear view camera /n Airbags for driver and front passenger, Knee Airbag, Head airbags front and rear, Side airbags for driver and front passenger/n Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist /n BMW Condition Based Service (Intelligent maintenance system) /n Cornering Brake Control (CBC) /n Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including M Dynamic Mode (MDM) /n Electronic vehicle immobiliser /n ISOFIX child seat mounting /n Run flat indicator /n Childproof Lock, Mechanical /n Side-impact protection /n Three-point seat belts at all seats, including pyrotechnic belt tensioners and belt force limiters in the front /n Warning triangle with first-aid kit /n Crash sensor and Dynamic braking lights /n interior trim finishers Blue Shadow with Highlight trim finishers Black high-gloss /n Interior trim finishers Carbon Fibre with Highlight trim finishers Black Chrome /n "

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