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The new BMW M3 Saloon.
Mon Oct 01 14:30:00 CEST 2007 Press Kit
Top Athlete with Individual Character: The new BMW M3 Saloon. The new BMW M3 Coupé offers unique power and performance combined with equally outstanding driving dynamics, almost unlimited muscle from the newly developed V8 power unit, and striking looks based on the athletic body of the BMW 3 Series Coupé already the winner of many prizes and awards. Clearly, therefore, the supremacy offered by BMW M's new high-performance sports car both on the track and in everyday traffic leaves nothing to be desired. But one space still remains in the first row for another top athlete: the BMW M3 Saloon.
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The new BMW M3 Saloon. Description in Brief. 2 The new BMW M3 Saloon. 4 Specifications. 21 Exterior and Interior Dimensions. 22 Output and Torque Diagram. 24
The new BMW M3 Saloon.
Description in Brief.
• Second body version of the new BMW M3. High-performance saloon from
GmbH with unique design and technology, based on the BMW 3 Series Saloon.
• The unique character of the BMW M3 featuring supreme driving
outstanding aesthetic appeal, and a high standard of everyday driving qualities
is now receiving an additional highlight in the guise of the four-door saloon:
Supreme, individual style ensured by a consistent high-performance concept in
conjunction with additional functionality,
five seats, comfortable access to the rear.
• The BMW M3 Saloon is powered by BMW's all-new 4.0-litre V8
output of 309 kW/420 hp and maximum torque of 400 Nm/295 lb-ft at 3,900 rpm.
Maximum engine speed is 8,400 rpm, ensuring optimum power and performance
throughout the entire speed range.
• Individual throttle butterflies, variable double-VANOS camshaft
Brake Energy Regeneration, engine weight 15 kg (33 lb) lighter than the
six-cylinder engine on the former model.
• Acceleration to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds, top speed 250 km/h (155
(limited electronically), average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle 12.4
litres/100 kilometres, equal to 22.8 mpg imp.
• Manual six-speed gearbox with integrated, temperature-controlled
two-disc clutch optimised for mass inertia.
• MDrive serving to set and retrieve the driver's specific
configuration of the
engine control map, the suspension and DSC set-up, as well as the Servotronic
control map as an additional option.
• All-new chassis and suspension with specific, weight-optimised
well as BMW M axle kinematics for a highly dynamic driving experience, use of
forged aluminium track control arms, compound high-performance brake system,
optional EDC Electronic Damper Control with three selectable control maps.
• Authentic BMW M design accentuating the car's athletic stance,
engine compartment lid with striking powerdome as a clear sign of superior
muscle, characteristic front end with large air intakes, widely flared wheel
• "Gills" in the front side panels, M-specific side-sills
even more widely
flared towards the rear of the car highlighting the philosophy of rear-wheel
drive, discreet spoiler lip reducing lift forces on the rear axle, dual
tailpipes characteristic of BMW M.
• BMW M3 Saloon with front-end design matching the Coupé as an
the specific look and high-performance character of the BMW M3; side-sills,
"gills" and rear air dam in unique design oriented to the clear elegance so
typical of a BMW Saloon.
• Body structure with extremely high torsional strength and
all-round occupant protection reflecting the very demanding safety standards of
the BMW Group; six airbags, three-point inertia-reel seat belts on all seats,
belt latch tensioners, belt force limiters and central safety electronics for
appropriate control and management of the car's restraint systems all featured
as standard; bi-xenon dual headlights featured as standard, optional Adaptive
• Interior in high quality and superior design with a wide range of
customisation options; innovative colour and materials concept; five seats; BMW
Individual High End Audio System with 9-channel amplifier and 16
high-performance loudspeakers as an option; model-specific paintwork and
equipment variants underlining the exclusive character of the new BMW M3
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