Bmw M3 0-60
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Keep in mind that there are a number of factors that need to be considered when looking at 0 to 60 and quarter mile data. The factors that have an effect on the 0-60 times and quarter mile carstats include, (but aren’t limited to), the amount of fuel the test car has, the engine temperature, the condition of the race track surface, the tune of the test vehicle, outside air temperature, barometric pressure and variance between the diverse group of professional test drivers (typically former race car drivers) …
When it comes to races, the BMW M3 has registered 5 wins in the Guia Race in the year 1987, 1988 and then back to back three years from 1991 to 1993. In the 24 hours Nurburgring, the BMW M3 has 5 consecutive wins from 1989 to 1993 next to its name and in the Spa 24 hours race the car has the glory of 4 wins in the years 1987, 1988, 1990 and 1992. In 1987, the BMW M3 has also won the World Rally championship
‘s performance center). Undeterred by the idea of summer tires in the rain, we head out. The water is an excellent medium on which to demonstrate how much this new 3.0-liter twin-turbo I-6 (S55 in BMW-speak) changes the driving experience. In numbers, it makes 406 lb-ft of torque at 1500 rpm — 111 lb-ft more and 3000 rpm sooner than the V-8 it supplants. In a test a month earlier, we recorded 0-60 mph acceleration of 3.8 seconds (0.4 sec faster than our 2008 long-term M3) and a quarter-mile run in 12.1 seconds at 117.8 mph (0.6 sec and 7.2 mph faster).
With 414 hp and a redline that exceeds 8 grand, the M3's V8 is a thriller that'll pin your ears back with its smooth, potent rush from 3,000 rpm to that 8,400-rpm redline. The six-speed manual's shift action is solid and precise, with less of the somewhat rubbery feel found in the previous-gen M3. With its firm resistance and progressive action, the clutch is just what we'd expect in a performance car — in hard driving it feels just right, while around town it's not so stiff you feel like you're doing (left) leg presses at the gym.
If you want a sporting car to drive every day rather than every third Sunday, performance is obviously vital, but there's far more to consider than just lap times and lateral Gs. Since the Corvette and M3 have a similar price and are both known for being more livable than a typical razor's-edge sports car, it's not unthinkable that a fat-walleted bachelor, DINK or empty nester might think to themselves, "Which one would be better as my everyday car?"
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Let's be honest here, we're not going to get a 4.1s 0-60 time the vast majority of the time, if the car can break loose from a standstill 2nd gear start at half throttle, there is no way we're going to get enough traction off the line in an everyday situation to even come close, BMW'ss of 4.5/4.7 are probably what we should expect on a good run, 4.1 if everything goes absolutely perfect and your diff explodes.
I understand different conditions, drivers etc. but they(autoexpress) just tested the e92 m3 vs RS4 and they did 0-60 in 4.9 and 4.7 respectively. 335i's have been known to hit 0-60 in4.8 seconds and edmunds even said that it was a hair slower than the RS4(which is a similar outcome to this test) in their full test. I have no doubt that the M3 will be faster than the 335i (when tested together) but can the M3 be that close in performance to the 335i w/o any modifications?
For the latest Bmw zero to 60 and quarter mile stats, we have taken the time to gather the most accurate level of information possible. We consider a wide range of things when gathering our quarter mile and zero to sixty sec, including the skill level of the driver, the source of the information, and the specifics related to Bmw cars. There are numerous Bmw cars, and each make and model is different. Everything from weight to driver experience to tires can have an influence not just on mph times, but on zero to 60 times and quarter mile times as well. With that in mind, we know that getting data from the best possible source with the best possible level of accuracy is a must, and we believe in delivering the best results down to the tenths of a sec whenever possible. However, it's important to note that 0 to 60 times vary greatly, and depending on the source the information may vary. Mph and.25 mile results can vary as well, and while we've done everything we can to ensure the validity of our 0 to 60 sec speed results, we still can't totally guarantee the accuracy of the speeds Bmw vehicles may reach. These results are based on the latest information on Bmw vehicles derived from the best 0 to 60 tests available.
M3 Release Date, Price, Review, Colors - It was back in 2012 when BMW released its 6 th generation of the 3 Series vehicle, but then without any particular reason decided to leave it on the bench for a while. The car waited till 2015 in order to receive its update and to get remodeled in a big way. This was welcomed with a lot of praise by the fans so the new 2016 redesign of the M3 is something that is going to be highly appreciated as well. This time the car gets a light remodeling that gets to show the car in a modern and updated look.
BMW spared no effort in developing the latest M3’s engine, once again a straight-six after a one-generation V-8 dalliance. The M3’s new twin-turbo 3.0-liter develops 425 hp and sings up to 7,600 rpm, at which point the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic rifles to the next gear. We also appreciate that the BMW holds gears in M mode and that it shifts to the lowest possible gear when you pull and hold the left paddle.
My car is only a 318i which contains a 4 cylynder 1.8 litre engine putting out about 150 horse power. I tested it tonigt and did 0-90 km/h in 8.9 seconds... Slow right? To be fair it was raining all day and the road was slippery, to add to that I spun on some gravel on launch. So in perfect conditions your looking at 8 to 8.5 seconds when running that small of an engine which is pretty slow yeah, but the sound is incredible. Also, dose anyone else feel like around 5.5 and 6 thousand rpm tbe engine gets extremly shaky and almost unstable you could say. The car revs and shifts really well at 4.5 to 5 grand which sounds perfect too. Anyways hoped that helped. All these 6 cyclynder m3s with their 260 horse poeer have the advantage, and if any of you have one of those engines needs to sell it I'm willing to take it off your hands.
Drove the base model ATS this year at AMP in Arizona. Absolutely blew my mind how Cadillac nailed the dynamics and ride quality. If you haven't driven this car in a track setting, you're really missing out on how great the base chassis is. I can only imagine that the V version really is an M3 fighter with the extra power. Surely the Pilot super sports in a wider spec will provide the extra grip needed in the corners to hang with the Bimmer.
Just been on BMW website. The coupe weighs in at 1655KG but that's EU spec (or something) which includes a 75KG driver. So the actual weight of the car is 1580KG. The convertible, thanks to a steel folding roof rather than carbon fiber + all the other gubbins comes out at 1885KG on the same comparison chart. So in reality, the convertible 'only' weighs 1805KG. Still heavy though - kinda puts me off. I think it's more about how light the coupe is though, rather than the convertible being especially heavy. It's still lighter than a CLK63 cab and that has a fabric roof!
applies lightweight materials including carbon fiber, aluminum, aluminum composite, and plastic to keep the weight down wherever possible. The Alfa Romeo QV is said to have a power-weight ratio dipping below 3kg/hp. Expect the QV to weigh below 3,300 pounds and have perfect 50/50 weight distribution front and rear. Finally, the new QV features a double wishbone suspension setup in the front and a Multilink suspension at the rear.
Originally built for racing homologation purposes, BMW s E30 M3 was designed to push the envelope of what an already capable 3-Series could do. It was an automotive icon back in the 80s though now its power output is now easily eclipsed by a Toyota Camry. Over the decades, the M3 has only grown in power, performance (and in most cases, weight), growing from a niche sports sedan to one of the most popular performance-focused automobiles in the industry. BMW even created spicier one-off versions that upped the ante on the base M3: the E30 Sport Evolution, the E46 CSL and the
For 2016, the vehicle will is based on the latest-generation 3 Series just like in the previous model. However, you might notice that this review has referred to the M3 as a 4-door sedan. Fret not, as there is an available two-door coupe and convertible version. The vehicles have simply been renamed M4 and have been covered in a separate review on our site. Irrespective of the body style, these M cars will certainly have a way to make their enthusiasts very content.
I have an 2004 m3 e46 convertible. I'd like to know it's REAL 0-60 time, as i've found different places claiming different time. some places say it's 5.2sec some 5.4sec and some 5.5sec I'd like to know what is the real 0-60 of the vert. also would the time decrease if i was to fit a hard top and remove the soft top? and also would the 0-60 time take longer if i was to accelerate from 0 with top down? as i know with top down you have more drag. please let me know people. thank you.
The automotive enthusiast magazine said that the new Z goes from rest to 60 in 5 seconds which seemed a bit awkward to us since the new Z is smaller, lighter and more powerful this year. Well, to our delight Motor Trend has just released their figures and they have reported a 0 to 60 mph time of 4.7 seconds. Motor Trend also reported a quarter mile run of 13.3 seconds at 105.7 mph. Pretty impressive for a car that starts at $29,930. For arguments sake the new $57,500 BMW M3 Coupe also does 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 second and the $56,610 Lexus IS-F reports a 0 to 60 mph time of 4.6 seconds. Click through for the video...
The engine will feature BMW's patented induction process known as M TwinPower Turbo. It uses two low-inertia turbochargers running a maximum 1.3 bar of boost pressure and fed by a innovative water-to-air intercooler system mounted atop the engine. Meanwhile, weight-saving features, such as a magnesium sump, see the new engine tip the scales 22 pounds under that of its predecessor, at a claimed 452 pounds.
3 is a high performance variant of BMW's popular 3 series. At the heart of the rear-drive M cars is a 4.0-liter V-8. The normally aspirated engine channels 414 horsepower and 295 lb. ft. of torque to the pavement. It's matched with either a six-speed manual or an optional, seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission. My test car had the latter, and so fitted, the M3 is a sub-five second, 0-60 car.
Hi, I am interested in buying a Euro M3 from Japan and shipping it over to Canada. I am trying to find the performance time on USDM M3s. I checked on wikipedia, and it states both Euro and USDM M3s have the 0-60 time for M3s are about ~5.5 seconds. Version Power 0-60 mph Top Speed 3.0 L-24v I6 Euro 210 kW (286 PS; 282 hp) 5.4 s  155 mph (249 km/h) (electronically limited) U.S. 179 kW (243 PS; 240 hp) 5.6 s 137 mph (220 km/h) (electronically limited) 3.2 L-24v I6 Euro 236 kW (321 PS; 316 hp) 5.2 s 155 mph (249 km/h) (electronically limited) U.S. 179 kW (243 PS; 240 hp) 5.5 s 139 mph (224 km/h) (electronically limited) It seems that the performance specs are kind of identical for 0-60 time. Is it worth it to buy Euro spec? Are these times correct based on your experience? Thanks.
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So, here's one of my most interesting/curious observations. Saw the S60 R video on Top Gear. He suggested turning off the DSTC and go to the "Advanced" suspension setting for maximum take off. I also use Amaco Ultimate and had about 1/4 tank of gas. With all of these factors working in combination, I was AMAZED at how fast this car accelerates 0-60!!! Although I didn't have a stop watch on it, it "felt" and seemed identical to how fast my M3 accelerated. Is this possible???
So went up against a Mercedes C63 AMG last nite on my way to philly... from a stop i had him going into 3rd(which i shifted too early),about half car length. He was pulling on me in 3rd but i hit the brakes due to a truck in front of me so i don't know what the end result would have been. Anyways moral of the story is per the Benz website the C63 boasts a 451hp 6.3l V8 that goes 0-60 in 4.3...with just the DINAN Stage II I would agree we are looking around 4secs. BAD ASS!
BMW introduced the completely redesigned sixth-generation 3 Series sedan for the 2012 model year, but it kept the M3 sedan on the shelf pending it restarted the speedy four-door 2016 BMW M3 Sedan. As it will be equipped with an extraordinarily powerful engine when compared to the earlier model, buyers will get a more agile and a faster sedan that ever before. The new M3 sedan is expected to come with a mild refresh.
It's a great step up from the E60 M5. The 5-series since the E34 and E39 was basically built from the same platform/Chassis as the corresponding 7-series (E32 and E38). When BMW came out with the 7-series E65/66 they switched the 5-series platform on it's own, the E60. To me the E60 was too hard riding and not enough luxury and comfort for what you paid for. The E60 was all Sport and always harsh and not convenient for everyday driving. The new F10 platform switched back to using the 7-series platform. I find it to have the right combination of Luxury and sport mixed in.
With every generation BMW has managed to squeeze water from granite, approaching perfection by improving upon its core tenets of composed chassis and vehicle dynamics in spirited driving; the ultimate driving machine. Cars built as homage to their factory racing efforts like BMW’s M Division are enhanced by addressing the tactile necessities of a racing machine. Steering where hand movements and car direction are one, brake feel to the point of brake texture, and instantaneous engine response.
1988 BMW 325i Convertible 0-60 mph: 7.7 seconds 1989 BMW 325i 0-60 mph: 8.6 seconds 1990 BMW 325i 0-60 mph: 7.8 seconds 1992 BMW 325i 0-60 mph: 7.8 seconds 1993 BMW 325i 0-60 mph: 8.4 seconds 1994 BMW 325i 0-60 mph: 7.4 seconds 1994 BMW 325i Convertible 0-60 mph: 7.3 seconds 1995 BMW 325i 0-60 mph: 7.7 seconds 1995 BMW 325i Convertible 0-60 mph: 9.1 seconds 2007 BMW 325i Automatic 0-60 mph: 7.2 seconds
So I saw an F10 5 series yesterday and loved it. I was near a dealership so I stopped in to check one out up close. Once I sat in it I -really- loved it. BMW has fixed everything I didn't like about the E9x and E60 interiors. The dashboard now wraps around the driver a little more, the center console is raised up, etc. It feels a lot nicer than my M3. How big is the performance difference between the two? Obviously the handling is not going to be there because of the softer suspension and additional weight. But in terms of just straight up acceleration, how close are they? The M3 is about is slow in a straight line as I can handle. If the 550i is close then I may have to get one. I don't really think I want an M5, though. A 550i seems to fit more of my preferences these days. Either that or I'll just stick with plan A and get a GTR - a totally different car, but like I said I love acceleration. The interior of the F10 is so good though, I can't stop thinking about how nice it was.
, which varies both intake and exhaust valve timing for greater power and torque spread as well as reduced emissions and better drivability. The engine also has a separate throttle butterfly for each cylinder, which BMW uses to quicker pedal response than a single throttle plate. A new electronic management system comes with the engine, not only regulating the engine itself but integrating the clutch, gearbox, steering and brakes, along with on-board diagnostics and control of engine ancillaries.
German magazine AutoBild is out this week with some fresh M2 speculation. 374 hp and 400 ft lbs or torque. Further they believe pricing should be right around 56k Euro for the would-be M4 killer. With figures like that, it s not hard to question who wouldn t stretch from the M235i to the M2. Further it s not that hard to see the M2 putting a dent in M4 sales. Obviously we re not suggesting BMW will kill either car but it s easy to see how the M2 could nail the sweet spot in price vs performance versus the M235i or M4.
True... I was never able to break 4.7 sec to 60 in my E90M3 MT, whereas DCT has been measured as low as 3.9-4.3 both in publications and by M3 board members. The short gearing in M3 MT through 1st gear makes launches even more difficult vs the DCT, as more torque is applied to the wheels in 1st vs the DCT. I knew this going into my purchase and after testdriving both the MT and DCT, the choice was obvious for me.