IGNITE A POWERHOUSE AND NOT JUST AN ENGINE.

The driving dynamics of the BMW M3 Sedan.

IGNITE A POWERHOUSE AND NOT JUST AN ENGINE.

The driving dynamics of the BMW M3 Sedan.

Your eye on the apex of the turn and the vehicle perfectly under control. The BMW M3 Sedan is built to challenge the limits of pure dynamics. In tandem with a 6-speed manual transmission or, if you prefer, an interruption-free 7-speed M double-clutch transmission, the 431 hp M TwinPower Turbo straight 6-cylinder petrol engine guarantee a powerful, precise drive. The new Active M Differential provides optimal grip at all times and the M Servotronic ensures finely-adjusted steering.

IGNITE A POWERHOUSE AND NOT JUST AN ENGINE.The driving dynamics of the BMW M3 Sedan.

Your eye on the apex of the turn and the vehicle perfectly under control. The BMW M3 Sedan is built to challenge the limits of pure dynamics. In tandem with a 6-speed manual transmission or, if you prefer, an interruption-free 7-speed M double-clutch transmission, the 431 hp M TwinPower Turbo straight 6-cylinder petrol engine guarantee a powerful, precise drive. The new Active M Differential provides optimal grip at all times and the M Servotronic ensures finely-adjusted steering.

BMW M

COMPETITION PACKAGE.

Pure motorsport sensation: With the Competition package, you transfer even more dynamics and agility to the street – thanks to enhanced engine output, specially attuned Adaptive M suspension, newly adapted Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), the Active M Differential and 20ˮ M light alloy wheels with mixed tyres. The modifications to the suspension include new springs, dampers and stabilisers as well as adapted Comfort, Sport and Sport+ driving modes.

The power of the M TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder petrol engine is boosted to 331 kW/450 hp. The M sports exhaust generates an extremely powerful and distinctive engine sound − with goosebumps guaranteed. The M lightweight sport seats are fitted with a width-adjustable backrest with vertical perforations. The front seatbelts have subtle M stripes. For the exterior, just one of the many impressive features are the exclusive forged and gloss-lathed 20ˮ M light alloy wheels Star-spoke 666 M with mixed tyres. These wheels have also been optimised with regard to rigidity. The sporty character is further emphasised by the BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line with extended contents, which extends from the front ornamental grille across the gill elements to the model designation in high-gloss Black, culminating powerfully in the Black Chrome tailpipes.

ACTIVE M DIFFERNTIAL.

The Active M Differential optimises traction and driving stability when changing lanes or accelerating out of curves, when taking curves at high speed or on roads with uneven surface texture.

LAUNCH CONTROL.

Launch Control lets an engine that has reached operating temperature achieve maximum acceleration from a standing start. Just deactivate Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), choose the sequential mode with driving program 3, firmly hold down the brake and press the accelerator pedal to kickdown. After the starting-flag symbol in the instrument cluster display is illuminated, the engine will be set to its ideal starting speed when pushing down the accelerator pedal. While maintaining kickdown, release the brake and the vehicle will then accelerate to the maximum until the accelerator is released. The M dual-clutch transmission constantly sets the gearshift points so that when shifting up, the next optimal engine speed is available. This is a feature which is destined to delight drivers with dynamic, sporty ambitions.

LIGHTWEIGHT CONSTRUCTION.

In M vehicles, lightweight construction is of the highest priority. That is because low weight is the basis for the best driving dynamics and exemplary efficiency. Ultra-light materials like magnesium, aluminium or CFRP (carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic) are used in many components. That allows for greater agility and dynamics, and improves acceleration and braking.

Be light, be quick.

ADAPTIVE M SUSPENSION.

ADAPTIVE M SUSPENSION.

Constant adjustment to road conditions and driving style.

The Adaptive M suspension's electronically controlled shock absorbers constantly adjust to road conditions as well as driving style within milliseconds, guaranteeing optimal road contact in every situation, the best possible traction and even more agile handling. The suspension settings can be adjusted from comfortable to sporty-dynamic via the Comfort, Sport and Sport+ modes.
Comfort mode ensures comfortable handling during everyday driving, and also increases safety in case sudden swerving is necessary. In Sport mode, ample comfort is maintained, but dampening is reduced and contact with the road is more direct – ideal for country roads and uneven racecourses. Sport+ mode offers minimal dampening and maximum driving dynamics on level roads and racetracks.

BRAKES.

One decisive factor for a highly dynamic driving experience in the BMW M3 Sedan are the brake systems.With their unbeatable precision, the M Carbon Ceramic Brake System and the M compound brakes ensure unrivalled dynamics and performance.

  • M Carbon Ceramic Brake System

    The M Carbon ceramic brake is a result of the transfer of technologies from the motor sport industry. The application of an innovative carbon fibre compound ceramic makes the braking power even more direct and improves brake-fade stabilisation. It is also non-corrosive, very resistant to abrasion, tolerates more heat and contributes to a lower vehicle weight. Its lightweight construction reduces rotating and unsprung mass, improving acceleration, responsiveness and overall handling, but also increasing the driving dynamics and traction, improving suspension comfort and reducing fuel consumption.
    With its unusually large brake discs (front 410 mm, rear 396 mm), six-piston fixed callipers at the front and one-piston floating callipers at the rear, the M Carbon ceramic brake is fit for the race track thanks to its very high heat resistance even over long periods of use. A perforated and ventilated brake disc ring guarantees significantly enhanced responsiveness in wet conditions and more powerful heat dissipation. The M Carbon ceramic brake is easy to recognise, thanks to its matt Gold-coloured brake callipers featuring the classic M logo.
    Due to the material-specific characteristics, situation- and use-dependent functional noises may occur, particularly on wet surfaces shortly before the vehicle comes to a standstill.

  • M compound brakes

    M compound brakes have benefited from technology-transfer from motor sports, allowing them to maintain constant effectiveness and brake-fade stabilisation, even under demanding usage. The use of various highly resilient materials results in excellent thermal stability, a long lifespan and precise control. It also reduces the brakes' weight, which has a positive impact on agility, dynamics and acceleration.
    The perforated, ventilated brake disc rings (380 mm front, 370 mm rear), and the brake callipers with four pistons in front and two in the rear guarantee optimal responsiveness in wet conditions, as well as improved heat dissipation. The brake callipers in blue metallic with the characteristic M logo strongly emphasise the brake discs' sporty appearance and distinct, authentic M design.

M SERVOTRONIC.

M Servotronic adjusts the power steering to suit the current speed and ensures a direct and precise steering response even at high speeds.

M DCT DRIVELOGIC.

The M dual-clutch transmission with Drivelogic is an innovative 7-gear dual-clutch transmission that is specially designed for the BMW M high-rev engine. The system boasts a traction-optimised automatic gear selection, Launch Control, Low Speed Assistance, as well as Automatic Start/Stop function.

ACTIVE M DIFFERNTIAL.

The Active M Differential optimises traction and driving stability when changing lanes or accelerating out of curves, when taking curves at high speed or on roads with uneven surface texture.

LAUNCH CONTROL.

Launch Control lets an engine that has reached operating temperature achieve maximum acceleration from a standing start. Just deactivate Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), choose the sequential mode with driving program 3, firmly hold down the brake and press the accelerator pedal to kickdown. After the starting-flag symbol in the instrument cluster display is illuminated, the engine will be set to its ideal starting speed when pushing down the accelerator pedal. While maintaining kickdown, release the brake and the vehicle will then accelerate to the maximum until the accelerator is released. The M dual-clutch transmission constantly sets the gearshift points so that when shifting up, the next optimal engine speed is available. This is a feature which is destined to delight drivers with dynamic, sporty ambitions.

LIGHTWEIGHT CONSTRUCTION.

In M vehicles, lightweight construction is of the highest priority. That is because low weight is the basis for the best driving dynamics and exemplary efficiency. Ultra-light materials like magnesium, aluminium or CFRP (carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic) are used in many components. That allows for greater agility and dynamics, and improves acceleration and braking.

Be light, be quick.

ADAPTIVE M SUSPENSION.

ADAPTIVE M SUSPENSION.

Constant adjustment to road conditions and driving style.

The Adaptive M suspension's electronically controlled shock absorbers constantly adjust to road conditions as well as driving style within milliseconds, guaranteeing optimal road contact in every situation, the best possible traction and even more agile handling. The suspension settings can be adjusted from comfortable to sporty-dynamic via the Comfort, Sport and Sport+ modes.
Comfort mode ensures comfortable handling during everyday driving, and also increases safety in case sudden swerving is necessary. In Sport mode, ample comfort is maintained, but dampening is reduced and contact with the road is more direct – ideal for country roads and uneven racecourses. Sport+ mode offers minimal dampening and maximum driving dynamics on level roads and racetracks.

BRAKES.

One decisive factor for a highly dynamic driving experience in the BMW M3 Sedan are the brake systems.With their unbeatable precision, the M Carbon Ceramic Brake System and the M compound brakes ensure unrivalled dynamics and performance.

  • M Carbon Ceramic Brake System

    The M Carbon Ceramic Brake System stands for consistent technology transfer from the area of motor sports. The application of an innovative carbon-fibre compound ceramic makes the braking power even more direct and improves brake-fade stabilisation. It also doesn't corrode, tolerates more heat, features strongly reduced abrasion and contributes to lower vehicle weight. Systematic implementation of lightweight construction reduces rotating and unsprung mass, improving acceleration, responsiveness and overall handling, but also increasing the driving dynamics, traction and suspension comfort, and reducing fuel consumption.
    With its enlarged brake dimensions (400 mm front, 380 mm rear) and increased number of pistons, the M Carbon Ceramic Brake System's heat resistance in continuous operation makes it fit for the racecourse. The perforated, ventilated brake disc rings guarantee optimal responsiveness in wet conditions, as well as ideal heat dissipation. The 6-piston fixed-calliper brakes in front and the 4-piston fixed-calliper brakes in the rear are recognisable because of their brake callipers in Gold Metallic, as well as the characteristic M logo.

  • M compound brakes

    M compound brakes have benefited from technology-transfer from motor sports, allowing them to maintain constant effectiveness and brake-fade stabilisation, even under demanding usage. The use of various highly resilient materials results in excellent thermal stability, a long lifespan and precise control. It also reduces the brakes' weight, which has a positive impact on agility, dynamics and acceleration.
    The perforated, ventilated brake disc rings (380 mm front, 370 mm rear), and the brake callipers with four pistons in front and two in the rear guarantee optimal responsiveness in wet conditions, as well as improved heat dissipation. The brake callipers in blue metallic with the characteristic M logo strongly emphasise the brake discs' sporty appearance and distinct, authentic M design.

M SERVOTRONIC.

M Servotronic adjusts the power steering to suit the current speed and ensures a direct and precise steering response even at high speeds.

M DCT DRIVELOGIC.

The M dual-clutch transmission with Drivelogic is an innovative 7-gear dual-clutch transmission that is specially designed for the BMW M high-rev engine. The system boasts a traction-optimised automatic gear selection, Launch Control, Low Speed Assistance, as well as Automatic Start/Stop function.