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2001 - 2007
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Specs
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Sports Car
Body 2 Door 4 Seat
Coupe/Convertible
Layout Front Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
6 Speed Semi Auto
Number Built 85744 
Engine
Type Conventional
Details Flat 6
Capacity
198 in3 
Max Power
343 bhp @7900rpm 
Max Torque
269 lb/ft @5000rpm 
Power to Weight
222 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
174 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 106 bhp/litre 
Compression 11.5:1 
Bore x Stroke
3.43 X 3.58 in 
Fuel Cons
24 mpg 
Emissions  
Performance
Top Speed
155 mph 
0 - 30 mph
2.1 sec 
0 - 60 mph
5.0 sec 
0 - 100 mph
11.7 sec 
0 - 124 mph
19.5 sec 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
4.2 sec 
Standing qtr Mile
13.6sec @108mph 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
16.8 sec 
Ring Lap Time 8 min 22 sec 
Lateral Accn 0.90 g 
Drag Cd  
Dimensions
Length
177.0 in 
Width
76.0 in 
Height
54.0 in 
Weight
3461 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 8 X 18
9 X 18 
Tyres (F/R) 225/45 ZR18
255/40 ZR18 
Fuel Capacity
13.9 gal 
Pricing (2017)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £6000 - £20000
 
Profile

The original E30 M3 lived up to it's BMW motorsport badge as a shining example of a true drivers car. 4 cylinders were swapped for 6 in the sanitised, but still very capable, E36 M3 of 1993. A 321bhp 'Evo' version arrived in 95, bringing us up to date with the current 343bhp E46 M3 for 2001.

The latest model has combined the raw appeal of the E30 with the every day luxuries of the E36. Acceleration is strong right up to the limited 155mph top speed (186mph if removed!) and handling is superb thanks to the unobtrusive traction control system, allowing you to manually or sequentially explore all 9000 revs from the eager flat 6.


Ratings
 
Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
75% 71% 29% 26
Ranks 151 of 788 Ranks 323 of 788 Ranks 22 of 788 Ranks 40 of 788

Rivals
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Porsche 911 Carrera (996)

(1997 - 2005)


Maserati 3200 GT

(1999 - 2002)


Audi Le Mans

(2003 - )
 


Volvo S60R

(2004 - 2009)


Vauxhall Monaro VXR

(2005 - 2007)


Porsche 911 Carrera (997)

(2005 - 2012)
 


Audi RS4 (Mk II)

(2006 - 2008)

Variants
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M3 (E46)

(343 bhp)


M3 CSL

(360 bhp)

Lineage
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M3 (E30)

(1985 - 1992)
  

M3 (E36)

(1992 - 1999)
  

M3 (E46)

(2001 - 2007)
  

M3 (E92)

(2007 - 2013)
  

M3 (F80)

(2014 - date)
 

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