The beauty of dynamics.
BMW M3 Coupé Exterior
With a vehicle as powerful and dynamic as the BMW M3 Coupé, exceptional styling is merely a by-product. Form will always be driven by functional considerations. The expressive front is designed to accommodate the V8 high-rev engine. The muscular rear allows for the wider track and four tailpipes. Even the shape of the exterior mirrors adds to the overall aerodynamics. Only the interplay of all these measures ensures the desired effect: sports car performance that is ideally suited to everyday driving.
Designed with drivers in mind.
BMW M3 Coupé Interior
Driving pleasure starts in the driving seat. This is why the interior of the BMW M3 Coupé has been designed with the person sitting behind the M steering wheel in mind. The trademark dual M circular dials, the M design iDrive Controller, the ergonomically optimized M seat with memory function, the innovative carbon structure leather trim. All these features combine to create an ambience that is designed to make drivers feel good - and inspired to take control.
Raising the redline
BMW M3 Coupé Engine
Power all the way to the redline - the BMW M3 Sedan's V8 high-rev engine has genuine race-car character. Every component has been carefully optimized to maximize output and engine speed. The result? 420 hp, up to 8,300 rpm, and 400 Nm of torque at 3,900 rpm. And that's not all: the individual throttle butterflies and engine management system ensure the engine responds rapidly to driver inputs, translating every touch of the right pedal into instant acceleration.
Every gram counts.
Innovative lightweight construction improves longitudinal and lateral dynamics. That's why the BMW M3 Sedan has lightweight materials in key areas such as the bumpers and drivetrain. As a result, the new V8 engine weighs 15 kg less than its six-cylinder predecessor. As well as reducing weight, we've lowered the centre of gravity and stiffened the chassis, making for even greater agility and stability.
Thanks to intelligent aerodynamics, the BMW M3 Sedan not only slices effortlessly through the air, but also channels it to where it's needed most. The intake hole next to the powerdome feeds air directly to the V8 high-rev engine. The side vents in the front apron help to cool the engine and transmission oil. And the aerodynamic wing mirrors and rear diffusor both contribute to the car's exhilarating dynamics.
The rules of the race.
Taking your breath away but not your speed, the M DCT Drivelogic Double-Clutch Transmission transfers engine power to the road without the slightest disruption to tractive force. With two transmission structures the system is able to switch simply between the two, thus providing constant power to the rear wheels. Gears can be changed without the transmission of power being interrupted using either the paddles, shift lever or automatic mode for even more dynamic comfort.