BMW M3 0-60 times

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2018 BMW M3 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Base 4dr Rear-wheel Drive Sedan
425 Hp, 406 Lb-Ft., 3540 Weight, 17 City / 26 Hwy mpg, 6-spd man transmission
4.1 sec, 12.4 @ 116

2017 BMW M3 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Base 4dr Rear-wheel Drive Sedan
425 Hp, 406 Lb-Ft., 3540 Weight, 17 City / 26 Hwy mpg, 6-spd man transmission
4.1 sec, 12.4 @ 116

2016 BMW M3 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Base 4dr Rear-wheel Drive Sedan
425 Hp, 406 Lb-Ft., 3540 Weight, 6-spd man transmission
4.1 sec, 12.4 @ 116

2015 BMW M3 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Base 4dr Rear-wheel Drive Sedan
425 Hp, 406 Lb-Ft., 3540 Weight
4.1 sec, 12.4 @ 116

2013 BMW M3 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Base 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Coupe
414 Hp, 295 Lb-Ft., 3704 Weight
4.8 sec, 13.3 @ 108
Base 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Convertible
414 Hp, 295 Lb-Ft., 4145 Weight
5.3 sec, 13.7 @ 104


BMW M3 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times, Quarter mile
2018 4.1 sec, 12.4 @ 116 mph
2017 4.1 sec, 12.4 @ 116 mph
2016 4.1 sec, 12.4 @ 116 mph
2015 4.1 sec, 12.4 @ 116 mph
2013 4.8 - 5.3 sec, 13.3 @ 108 - 13.7 @ 104 mph
2012 4.8 - 5.3 sec, 13.3 @ 108 - 13.7 @ 104 mph
2011 4.8 - 5.3 sec, 13.3 @ 108 - 13.7 @ 104 mph
2010 4.8 - 5.3 sec, 13.3 @ 108 - 13.7 @ 104 mph
2009 4.9 - 5.3 sec, 13.3 @ 108 - 13.7 @ 104 mph
2008 4.9 - 5.3 sec, 13.3 @ 108 - 13.4 @ 107 mph
2006 5.2 - 5.6 sec, 13.7 @ 104 - 14.1 @ 100 mph
2005 5.2 - 5.6 sec, 13.8 @ 103 - 14.2 @ 100 mph
2004 5.2 - 5.6 sec, 13.8 @ 103 - 14.2 @ 100 mph
2003 5.2 - 5.6 sec, 13.8 @ 103 - 14.2 @ 100 mph
2002 5.2 - 5.65 sec, 13.8 @ 0 - 14.2 @ 0 mph
2001 5.2 - 5.65 sec, 13.8 @ 0 - 14.2 @ 0 mph
1999 5.8 - 6.2 sec, 15 @ 0 - 15.4 @ 0 mph

BMW M3 competitors' 0-60 mph acceleration

Cars with the same 0-60 time

Car0-60 times, quarter mile
2018 Audi TT RS 4.1 sec, 12.9 @ 107
2018 BMW M2 4.1 sec, 12.7 @ 113
2018 BMW M4 4.1 sec, 12.4 @ 114

The iconic BMW M3 is a performance genius on the track. It is impressive driving and handling performance are all packed in an attractive sedan. For the 2-door M3, it’s available as a hardtop convertible or a coupe, both wearing M4 badges.

The M3 is only offered as a sedan because the current convertible and coupe versions were renamed to M4. The current F80 M3 was launched in 2015 and comes with a 3.0-litre, twin-turbocharged I-6 engine that produces 425 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. The engine used in the latest version replaced the V-8 that was equipped in the previous generation M3. The transmission is available as a standard six-speed manual with the seven-speed automatic being offered as an option. The 2016 model debuted BMW’s Competition package with a redesigned sports exhaust system, lightweight front sports seats, 20-inch alloy wheels, novel tuning for the limited-slip differential, steering, suspension, chassis and a power boost to 444 horsepower.

Considering that the Chevrolet Camaro, Mercedes-AMG C63S, Shelby Mustang and Cadillac’s high-performance Vs. all hit the 60 mph mark in less than 4.0 seconds, BMW had no choice but to put up a better show. Also, these four bad boys are available at less than $100,000. Thanks to the competent twin-turbo straight-six engine, BMW was able to send the rest packing.

The comp-pack M4 gets from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds. The M3 performs the same task within 4.0 seconds and covers quarter of a mile in 12.2 secs at 120 mph. These stats fall more or less within the Shelby GT350R’s and the Corvette Grand Sport’s range. However, it’s quite the embarrassment when compared to the Mercedes-AMG C63 S’ 3.9 seconds and Cadillac CTS-V’s 3.6 secs. Where the M3 stands tall is in hitting the 160 mph mark in 26.1 seconds.

In the midst of the M3’s Competition package lies a secret ingredient: brightly tuned computer-controlled dampers. According to the head of the M’s driving dynamics, Peter Schmid, there was extra effort and input put into fine-tuning the ZF Sachs continuous damping control mechanism in the M3. Work was mainly focused on improving driving performance on any type of terrain.

Damping forces are closely controlled by an electronic controller that receives signals from a sensor depending on the road condition. The front and rear have vast structural reinforcements that prevent the rattling, shaking or rolling of the body when extreme damping forces are transferred through it. This maximizes comfort.

The M3 comes with a stability-control button amongst its 4 buttons stacked at the top. A single tap disables the traction control which helps to get the car moving in the snow. A long press activates the M Dynamic mode which suspends the entire stability control. This limits adhesion and prevents understeer. However, the mode should only be used on the racetrack where the tail and steering handling dialled work in synchronicity to enable smooth gliding around the sweepers.
The M3 is a powerful sedan that performs extraordinarily well in matters handling and acceleration. This is all done without compromising practicality. More power and aggression can be experienced by including the Competition package.



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