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2008 BMW M3 Specs

General Specifications

Built at:Regensburg, Germany
Price:$65,000 USD

Engine Specifications

Engine Specifications:Aluminum/Silicon Alloy V8
Position:Front Longitudinal
Aspiration:Natural
Block material:Aluminum
Valvetrain:DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/double-VANOS
Fuel feed:Fuel injection
Displacement:3999 cc / 244.0 cu in
Bore:92 mm / 3.62 in
Stroke:75.2 mm / 2.96 in
Compression:12.0:1
Power:313.2 kw / 420 bhp @ 8300 rpm
Specific output:105.03 bhp per litre
Bhp/Weight:253.78 bhp per tonne
Torque:399.97 nm / 295 ft lbs @ 3900 rpm
Redline:8400

Chassis & body

Body/Frame:E92 Unit Steel
Driven wheels:RWD w/M Differential Lock
Wheel type:Forged Aluminum Alloy
Front tires:245/40 ZR18 Michelin Pilot Sport 2
Rear tires:265/40 ZR18 Michelin Pilot Sport 2
Front brakes:Drilled & Ventilated Discs w/Single Piston Calipers, ABS
Front brake size:360 mm / 14.2 in
Rear brakes:Drilled & Ventilated Discs w/Single Piston Calipers, ABS
Rear brake size:350 mm / 13.8 in
Front wheels:F 45.7 x 21.59 cm / 18 x 9.5 in
Rear wheels:R 45.7 x 24.13 cm / 18 x 9.5 in
Steering:Rack & Pinion
Front suspension:MacPherson Struts w/Strut Tiebar
Rear suspension:Five-Arm Multi-Link

Drivetrain

Transmission:SG6 6-Speed Manual
Gear ratios:4.055:1, 2.369:1, 1.582:1, 1.192:1, 1.000:1, 0.872:1
Final drive:3.85:1

Car dimensions

Weight:1655 kg / 3649 lbs
Weight Distro:52 % / 48 %
Wheelbase:2761 mm / 108.7 in
Front track:1538 mm / 60.6 in
Rear track:1539 mm / 60.6 in
Length:4615 mm / 181.7 in
Width:1817 mm / 71.5 in
Height:1418 mm / 55.8 in

Speed performance

Car top speed:259.05 kph / 161 mph
0 - 60 mph:4.4 seconds
0 - 100 mph:1.0 seconds
0 - 1/4 mile:12.5 seconds
Fuel econ:13 L/100 km or 18.5 mpg

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    Power: 350.5 kw / 470.0 bhp @ 9000 rpm
    Torque: 382.34 nm / 282.0 ft lbs @ 7000 rpm

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