2012 BMW M3 Review

BMW / M3
Select another variant
A$58,830 - $69,960
Dealer Retail Price
Compare another car
Year
Make
Model
Variant
Type
Car Details
Make
Make
BMW
Model
Model
M3
Variant
Variant
-
Series
Series
E90
Year
Year
2012
Body Type
Body Type
4D SEDAN
Seats
Seats
-
CarAdvice Ratings
Overall
Overall
9.0 /10
Our Review
Our Review
Pricing
New Price
New Price
N/A
Private Sale
Private Sale
$60,830 - $69,130
Dealer Retail
Dealer Retail
$58,830 - $69,960
Dealer Trade
Dealer Trade
$46,700 - $55,300
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
Engine Type
MULTI POINT F/INJ
Engine Size
Engine Size
4.0L
Cylinders
Cylinders
V8
Max. Torque
Max. Torque
400Nm @  3900rpm
Max. Power
Max. Power
309kW @  8300rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
192.5W/kg
Bore & Stroke
Bore & Stroke
92x75.2mm
Compression Ratio
Compression Ratio
12
Valve Gear
Valve Gear
VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
Transmission
7 SP AUTO DIRECT SHIFT
Drive Type
Drive Type
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Final Drive Ratio
Final Drive Ratio
0
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
Fuel Type
PREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL
Fuel Tank Capacity
Fuel Tank Capacity
63Litres
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
11.9L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
Kerb Weight
1605
Gross Vehicle Weight
Gross Vehicle Weight
Not Provided
Height
Height
1447mm
Length
Length
4580mm
Width
Width
1817mm
Ground Clearance
Ground Clearance
120mm
Towing Capacity
Towing Capacity
Brake:0  Unbrake:0
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
Steering Type
RACK & PINION - POWER ASSISTED
Turning Circle
Turning Circle
11.7
Front Rim Size
Front Rim Size
8.5x18
Rear Rim Size
Rear Rim Size
9.5x18
Front Tyres
Front Tyres
245/40 R18
Rear Tyres
Rear Tyres
165/40 R18
Wheel Base
Wheel Base
2781
Front Track
Front Track
1540
Rear Track
Rear Track
1539
Front Brakes
Front Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Rear Brakes
Rear Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Front Suspension
Front Suspension
MacPherson strut, Coil Spring, Gas damper, Anti roll bar
Rear Suspension
Rear Suspension
Multi-link system, Coil Spring, Gas damper, Anti roll bar
Standard Features
Comfort
Comfort
Automatic Air Con / Climate Control, Heated Front Seats, Power front seats, Sport Seats
Control & Handling
Control & Handling
18 Inch Alloy Wheels, Sports Suspension, Traction Control System
Driver
Driver
Cruise Control, Leather Steering Wheel, Parking Distance Control Rear, Power Steering, Satellite Navigation, Voice Recognition System
Engine & Transmission
Engine & Transmission
Limited Slip Differential
Entertainment
Entertainment
CD with 6 CD Stacker, Television
Exterior
Exterior
Body Kit, Metallic Paint, Power Mirrors, Rear Spoiler, Xenon Headlights
Interior
Interior
Leather Upholstery, Power Windows
Package
Package
-
Safety
Safety
Dual Front Airbag Package, Anti-lock Braking, Head Airbags, Side Airbags
Security
Security
Alarm System/Remote Anti Theft, Central Locking Remote Control, Engine Immobiliser
Optional Features
Comfort
Comfort
Power Sunroof
Control & Handling
Control & Handling
19 Inch Alloy Wheels, Electronic Damper Control
Driver
Driver
-
Engine & Transmission
Engine & Transmission
-
Entertainment
Entertainment
Premium Sound System
Exterior
Exterior
-
Interior
Interior
-
Package
Package
Competition Package
Safety
Safety
-
Security
Security
-
ECO & Safety Ratings
ANCAP Crash Test
ANCAP Crash Test
10
Green Vehicle
Green Vehicle
6
Green House
Green House
-
Air Pollution
Air Pollution
-
CO2 Emission
CO2 Emission
285grams/km
Other
Discontinued Date
Discontinued Date
30/09/2012
Service Interval
Service Interval
12 months /  25,000 kms
Warranty
Warranty
36 months /  999,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
VIN Plate Location
Driver Side Inner Guard
Country of Origin
Country of Origin
Germany