2015 BMW M3  -  $62,995


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $62,995
Base Invoice: $58,535
Destination Charge: $995
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 20 | City: 17 | Hwy: 26
Body Style: M3 Sedan
Transmission: Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
Engine: Engine: 3.0L Inline 6-Cylinder M TwinPower Turbo

Pros

Powerful engine; sublime handling; 4-door practicality; aggressive good looks; BMW cachet


Model Highlights

BMW had two, seemingly divergent goals that needed to be met with the new M3. The new car had to be both faster and easier to live with, making more power than the previous model, but also getting better fuel economy. BMW tackled the problem by replacing the old V8 with a twin-turbocharged 6-cylinder engine for the 2015 model year. The new engine makes 425 hp, 11 more horsepower than last year's engine. More impressive however, is the 406 lb-feet of torque that the new 6-cylinder engine offers, 121 ft-lbs more than the old V8 made. BMW claims that the new 6-cylinder engine is up to 25 percent more fuel efficient than the old V8.

Power is sent to the rear wheels exclusively, via either a traditional 6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual clutch automatic. The 6-speed manual offers more feel and driver involvement, but the 7-speed DSG is undoubtedly both the speed and fuel economy champ, with its ability to change gears in the blink of an eye.

The M3 is more than just a sedan with a big engine. The car is lower and wider than the standard 3-series, with aggressive styling, a wider stance and a more aerodynamic front end. An aggressive diffuser at the back helps channel air out from under the car at speed. The 2015 M3 also makes extensive use of exotic materials such as carbon fiber and aluminum, helping to keep weight down and avoiding the weight gain that is typically associated with a ground up redesign.

Standard features on the BMW M3 include heated exterior mirrors, HID Xenon headlights, 10-way power adjustable front seats, automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, 3-stage heated front seats, a leather wrapped steering wheel with controls for Bluetooth, cruise control and the radio, a navigation system with real time traffic updates and dynamic cruise control.

Due to the high levels of standard equipment, the M3 comes in only one trim level, but there are several option packages available on the car. A Drivers Assistance Plus Package adds several cameras, a lane departure warning system, active blind spot protection and a speed limit display. The Executive Package adds headlight washers, comfort access keyless entry, a heads up display system, a heated steering wheel and a rear parking sensors with a camera.

Options on the M3 include several different types of 19" wheels, carbon ceramic brakes, adaptive suspension, a power rear sunshade, a moonroof, enhanced smartphone integration and a Harman Kardon sound system. Interiors can be optioned in cloth, partial or full leather, with a choice of colors for the leather.


Model News

While previous iterations of the M3 were sold in both 2 and 4-door forms, the 2015 M3 is only offered in 4-door trim. Coupe versions have been renamed as the M4 but mechanically the two cars remain similar. This name change coincides with a complete redesign to the M3. Beyond a brand new chassis, the M3 also switches to a new 6-cylinder turbocharged engine, replacing the naturally aspirated V8 from the previous generation.


Value Writeup

While the BMW M3 isn't inexpensive, it does represent a great value. It's nearly as fast as an equivalently priced sports car and with its superb handling, braking and acceleration, the M3 fits right in with all sorts of high end performance cars. However, it also offers the kind of 4-door practicality that is virtually unheard of in performance cars costing over $60,000. Competitors such as the Porsche Cayman and the Chevrolet Corvette don't even offer rear seats, much less rear doors.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 (Est)

EPA Classification
Compact Cars

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
26 MPG

Cruising Range - City
270.30 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
20 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
413.40 mi

Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6

Displacement
3.0 L/182

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
425 @ 5500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
406 @ 1850

Trans Order Code
ZMT

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.11

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.32

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.73

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
900

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210

Passenger Capacity
5

Front Head Room
40.3 in

Front Leg Room
42 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.1 in

Second Head Room
37.7 in

Second Leg Room
35.1 in

Second Shoulder Room
55.1 in

Wheelbase
110.7 in

Length, Overall
184.5 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.9 in

Height, Overall
56.1 in

Track Width, Front
62.2 in

Track Width, Rear
63.1 in

Trunk Volume
12 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3540 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
P255/40YR18

Rear Tire Size
P275/40YR18

Front Wheel Size
18 X 9 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 10 in

Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
40 ft

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
15 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.6 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.9 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

Maintenance Years
4

Maintenance Miles/km
50,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V782000

Mfg's Report Date
NOV 22, 2015

Component
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT

Potential Number of Units Affected
42

Summary
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 M3 Sedan vehicles manufactured May 30, 2015, to September 2, 2015, 2016 M4 Coupe vehicles manufactured July 3, 2015, to September 11, 2015, and 2015-2016 M4 Convertible vehicles manufactured May 29, 2015, to August 4, 2015. The affected vehicles have a driveshaft with a slip-joint that may not have been filled with grease. As a result, the slip-joint may fail over time.

Consequence
If the slip-joint fails, there would be a loss of power to the rear axle and therefore the vehicle would stop moving, increasing the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the driveshaft, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on January 14, 2016. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

Dates of Manufacture
MAY 29, 2015 to SEP 01, 2015

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V653000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 08, 2016

Component
STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

Potential Number of Units Affected
196

Summary
BMW North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2016 BMW M2 Coupe vehicles, 2015-2017 M3 Sedan vehicles and 2015-2016 M4 Coupe and M4 Convertible vehicles. During servicing of the rear differential for a prior service action, the rear sub-frame bolts may have been reused instead of being replaced. Reuse of the existing bolts may cause the bolts to loosen.

Consequence
Loose rear sub-frame bolts may adversely affect vehicle handling and control, increasing the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear sub-frame bolts with new bolts, free of charge. The recall began on November 3, 2016. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

Dates of Manufacture
JUN 16, 2014 to JUN 30, 2016

Engine: 3.0L Inline 6-Cylinder M TwinPower Turbo

Transmission: 6-Speed Manual

Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature

Rear-Wheel Drive

3.46 Axle Ratio

Engine Oil Cooler

90-Amp/Hr 900CCA Maintenance-Free Battery

Regenerative 210 Amp Alternator

4630# Gvwr 980# Maximum Payload

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars

Sport Tuned Suspension

Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

15.9 Gal. Fuel Tank

Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher

Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs

Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs

4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control

Electro-Mechanical Limited Slip Differential

Wheels: 18" x 9" Front & 18" x 10" Rear -inc: Light alloy V-spoke, style 513M

Tires: 255/40R18 Front & 275/40R18 Rear -inc: Mixed performance

Wheels w/Silver Accents

Spare Tire Mobility Kit

Clearcoat Paint

Body-Colored Front Bumper

Body-Colored Rear Bumper

Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim

Body-Colored Door Handles

Body-Colored Power Heated Auto Dimming Side Mirrors w/Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator

Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster

Light Tinted Glass

Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets

Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip

Galvanized Steel/Aluminum/Composite Panels

Lip Spoiler

Black Grille w/Chrome Surround

Trunk Rear Cargo Access

Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks

Fully Automatic Projector Beam High Intensity Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Directionally Adaptive Headlamps w/Delay-Off

Perimeter/Approach Lights

Radio: AM/FM Audio System

Radio w/Seek-Scan, In-Dash Mounted Single CD, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation, Radio Data System, DVD-Audio, External Memory Control and 20 Gb Internal Memory

9 Speakers

600w Regular Amplifier

Graphic Equalizer

Audio Theft Deterrent

Wireless Streaming

Window Grid Diversity Antenna

Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity

1 LCD Monitor In The Front

Real-Time Traffic Display

Heated Front Sport Seats -inc: lumbar support

2-Way Power Driver Seat -inc: Power Seatback Side Bolster Support and Manual Cushion Extension

2-Way Power Passenger Seat -inc: Power Seatback Side Bolster Support and Manual Cushion Extension

40-20-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat

Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, Oil Temperature, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer

Power Rear Windows

BMW Online Full Service Internet Access

Sport Leather Steering Wheel

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder

Proximity Key For Push Button Start Only

Interior Lock Disable

Valet Function

Power Fuel Flap Locking Type

Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button

Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access

Garage Door Transmitter

Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls

Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning

Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts, Residual Heat Recirculation and Console Ducts

Illuminated Locking Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Cloth/Leather Upholstery

Interior Trim -inc: Carbon Fiber Instrument Panel Insert, Carbon Fiber Door Panel Insert, Carbon Fiber Console Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents

Full Cloth Headliner

Leatherette Door Trim Insert

Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob

Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination

Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage and 4 12V DC Power Outlets

Front And Rear Map Lights

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats

Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim

Cargo Area Concealed Storage

Cargo Net

Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit

Cargo Space Lights

Memory Settings -inc: Driver Seat and Door Mirrors

FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows and Sunroof/Convertible Roof

Integrated Navigation System w/Voice Activation

Tracker System

Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins

Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature

Systems Monitor

Trip Computer

Outside Temp Gauge

Analog Display

Fixed Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints

Sliding Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Pass-Thru

2 Seatback Storage Pockets

Perimeter Alarm

Engine Immobilizer

4 12V DC Power Outlets

Air Filtration

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

BMW Assist eCall Emergency S.O.S

Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag

Rear Child Safety Locks

Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point and Pretensioners

 
TRANSMISSION: 6-SPEED MANUAL
$0

 
TRANSMISSION: 7-SPEED M-DOUBLE CLUTCH
$2,900

 
WHEELS: 18" X 9" FRONT & 18" X 10" REAR
$0

 
WHEELS: 19" X 9" FRONT/19" X 10" REAR LIGHT ALLOY
$1,200

 
WHEELS: 19" X 9" FR/19" X 10" RR BLACK LIGHT-ALLOY
$1,200

 
ALPINE WHITE
$0

 
BLACK SAPPHIRE METALLIC
$550

 
SILVERSTONE METALLIC
$550

 
MINERAL WHITE METALLIC
$550

 
MINERAL GRAY METALLIC
$550

 
AUSTIN YELLOW METALLIC
$550

 
YAS MARINA BLUE METALLIC
$550

 
SAKHIR ORANGE METALLIC
$550

 
AZURITE BLACK METALLIC
$1,950

 
MOONSTONE METALLIC
$1,950

 
TANZANITE BLUE METALLIC
$1,950

 
PYRITE BROWN METALLIC
$1,950

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
ANTHRACITE/BLACK, CLOTH/LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
SILVERSTONE, EXTENDED MERINO LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$950

 
SAKHIR ORANGE/BLACK, EXTENDED MERINO LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$950

 
SONOMA BEIGE, EXTENDED MERINO LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$950

 
BLACK, EXTENDED MERINO LEATHER SEAT UPHOLSTERY
$950

 
GOLDEN BROWN, EXTENDED MERINO LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$2,300

 
NUTMEG, EXTENDED MERINO LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$2,300

 
OPAL WHITE, EXTENDED MERINO LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$2,300

 
AMARO BROWN, EXTENDED MERINO LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$2,300

 
COHIBA BROWN, EXTENDED MERINO LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$2,300

 
SILVERSTONE, FULL MERINO LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$3,600

 
SAKHIR ORANGE/BLACK, FULL MERINO LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$3,600

 
SONOMA BEIGE, FULL MERINO LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$3,600

 
BLACK, FULL MERINO LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$3,600

 
DRIVER ASSISTANCE PLUS
$1,900

 
EXECUTIVE PACKAGE
$4,300

 
LIGHTING PACKAGE
$1,900

 
ADAPTIVE M SUSPENSION
$1,000

 
TIRES: 255/35R19 FRONT & 275/35R19 REAR
$0

 
MOONROOF
$0

 
HARMAN/KARDON SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM
$875

 
M CARBON CERAMIC BRAKE
$8,150

 
ANTHRACITE WOOD TRIM
$0

 
ALUMINUM BLADE INTERIOR TRIM
$0

 
DARK RED SYCAMORE WOOD TRIM
$1,080

 
PIANO FINISH BLACK TRIM
$1,080

 
WHITE ASH GRAIN WOOD TRIM
$1,080

 
SIDE & TOP VIEW CAMERAS
$750

 
PARKING ASSISTANT
$500

 
CONCIERGE SERVICES
$250

 
POWER REAR SUNSHADE
$575

 
ENHANCED USB & BLUETOOTH W/SMARTPHONE INTEGRATION
$500

 
TRAINING SERVICE FEE
$0


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