An uncompromising four-door high-performance sports car of breathtaking design. With an array of motorsport-inspired innovations. For even greater dynamism and even more agile handling. For adrenalin-steeped driving moments where one thing instantly becomes clear: this is about setting personal bests – the BMW M3 Saloon.
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You can tell that the new BMW M3 Saloon is still a genuine athlete away from the racetrack. It always exhibits extremely precise, agile handling – above all in demanding driving situations. The powerful M engine lays down its thrust in precisely measured doses onto the road, using the manual six-speed M transmission or the seven-speed double-clutch automatic transmission.
Thanks to an enhanced engine output and specially tuned Adaptive M suspension, the optional Competition Package offers a noticeable increase in driving performance. The M sports exhaust system with black, chrome-plated twin exhaust pipes creates a powerful engine sound. The package also includes M lightweight sport seats and exclusive 20" M light star alloy wheels with mixed tyres.
With the optional Competition Package, the new BMW M3 Saloon extracts even more dynamism from the 331kW engine. Also included: specially matched Adaptive M suspension, burnished 20” M light-alloy wheels Star-Spoke style 666 M with mixed tyres and an M Sport exhaust system for an even more distinctive sound.
A driving position fit for the racetrack. Every detail is ergonomically optimised for the driver. At the centre is the elegant M leather steering wheel with its soft leather nappa covering. Its M Drive buttons can be used to activate individual setups. The sports-style gearshift paddles together with the optional M double-clutch transmission, enable gear changes in fractions of a second. The instrument display in a striking M design provides a perfect view of all relevant driving data.
Genuine exclusivity can come under scrutiny. But with the optional interior trim strips in BMW Individual Black Piano Finish, you can really make the new BMW M3 Saloon your own. These optional elements add the finishing touch to the sporty, progressive design of the interior.
Driving at the limit and immersing yourself in an exclusive, sport-like atmosphere is never a falsity in the new BMW M3 Saloon. The M seats share the same excellent build quality as the entire interior.
The bucket-style M seats with head restraints and illuminated M logo offer perfect side support. Their systematic use of lightweight construction helps to reduce the vehicle’s weight, helping you to achieve your personal best. For extra support during sporty driving, there is a knee pad on the driver’s side of the centre console.
M TwinPower Turbo inline
6-cylinder petrol engine.
The heart of the new BMW M3 Saloon is the M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine with its tremendous power and unmistakable sound. Interplay between optimally-tuned motorsport technologies allow a thrust of 317kW (431hp), which can be increased to 331kw (450hp) with the optional M Competition package.
The weight reduction of 10.6kg leads to an axle load distribution of almost 50:50, ensuring not only lower fuel consumption but also a noticeable increase in agility and driving performance. The vehicle’s low centre of gravity optimises handling and guarantees the best possible control.
The carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) front end strut brace increases front-end rigidity, improves steering precision and increases directional accuracy. The use of CFRP enables a weight of just 1.5kg.
The reduction in weight and heightened stability of the lightweight axles ensures improved traction and directional stability. The CFRP drive shaft increases rigidity thus optimising acceleration and vehicle reaction times.
The M seats and M leather steering wheel are ergonomically optimised for sporty driving. The systematic use of lightweight construction materials reduces the vehicle weight, resulting in an improved ratio of mass to output and thus even more performance.
A clearly outlined lightweight construction philosophy: The contoured roof not only looks great, the use of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) also lowers the vehicle’s centre of gravity, thus increasing agility.
* Dependent on conditions and usage, features specific to the materials used can lead to operational noises particularly in wet conditions just before the vehicle comes to a halt. The impact of moisture and road salt can cause the braking action to be equivalent to a conventional brake system. This can for a short time be experienced as a reduction in braking action and can be balanced out by greater pressure on the pedal where necessary
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