2010 BMW M3

2010 BMW M3 Specs

$69k sports car, designed & built in Germany 14 city / 20 hwy 232-332 mile range, gas engine
414 hp 244 cu. in. V8 12.6 s s @ 113.4 mph mph 0-60 in 4.2 seconds, maximum lateral acceleration 1 g

Overview

"It's not cheap. And considering what it can do, you shouldn't expect it to be."
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Model 2010 BMW M3
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MSRP $69,625
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Invoice price $64,260
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Body style coupe
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In-city gas mileage 14 mpg
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Highway gas mileage 20 mpg
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City driving range 232 miles
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Highway driving range 332 miles
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Road Tests

"The steering is pinpoint accurate and gives you a great sense of confidence when approaching hairpin turns or broad sweepers."
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0-60 mph 4.2 seconds
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1/4 mile 12.6 s s @ 113.4 mph mph
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Braking distance at 60mph 107 ft
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Top speed 155 mph
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Lateral acceleration 1 g
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Engine & Drivetrain

"What We Like...V-8's 8,400 rpm redline"
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Size 244 in³
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Cylinders V8
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Air compressor None
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Fuel Gas
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Drivetrain 6-speed manual RWD
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Gearing type Traditional
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Paddle shifters Not Available

Power & Handling

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Max torque 295 lb-ft @ 3,900 RPM
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Max horsepower 414 HP @ 8,300 RPM
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Power-to-weight ratio 10.0 lb/hp
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 38.4 ft
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Suspension, Wheels & Brakes

"The car was fine in the Comfort setting -- I felt bumps in the road and large potholes, but overall the ride was very good given the rough conditions of Chicago's roads. The stiffer Normal setting was just too firm, both on city streets and on the highway."
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Front suspension Independent
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Rear suspension Independent
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Front brakes Disc
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Rear brakes Disc
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Wheel material Alloy
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wheel width 245 mm
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wheel diameter 18"
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wheel aspect ratio 40
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Stereo & Entertainment

"All the knobs, switches and levers have a good, solid feel"
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Number of speakers 10
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Stereo power Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume No
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Has subwoofer No
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes
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AM/FM stereo Standard
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CD player Standard
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CD changer Not Available
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satellite radio Optional
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entertainment system Not Available
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Crash Test Ratings

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Head-on crash rating, driver Unknown
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Head-on crash rating, passenger Unknown
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Side crash rating, driver Unknown
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Side crash rating, rear passenger Unknown
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Rollover resistance Unknown

Safety Features

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Airbags Driver
Passenger
Side
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antilock brakes Standard
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child door locks Not Available
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Stability control system Yes
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Roadside assistance system BMW Assist
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Features

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cruise control Standard
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front air conditioning Standard
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rear air conditioning Not Available
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keyless entry Standard
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leather Standard
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moon roof Not Available
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navigation system Optional
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roof rack Not Available
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power locks Standard
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power mirrors Standard
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power outlets Not Available
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dual power seats Standard
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power seats Standard
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power steering Standard
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power windows Standard

Warranty

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Basic 4 years / 50,000 miles
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Drivetrain 4 years / 50,000 miles
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Rust 12-year unlimited
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Roadside Assistance 4-year unlimited
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Physical Dimensions

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Width 6'5"
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Height 4'6"
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Length 15'1"
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Wheelbase 9'0"
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Curb weight 4,144 lbs
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front seats 50.8 ft3
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back seats 33.2 ft3
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Ground clearance Unknown