Munich. With a launch of a initial epoch of
a BMW M3 in 1986, a BMW M GmbH, during that time handling underneath the
name BMW Motorsport GmbH, revolutionized a sporty mid-range segment.
No other manufacturer had formerly ever deployed genuine motorsports
record so consistently in sequence to renovate a high-volume
prolongation denote like a BMW 3 Series into a thoroughbred
high-performance sports automobile that is also wholly suitable for everyday
use. The initial BMW M3 set a customary by that other manufacturers
Meanwhile, BMW M has invariably polished a automotive idol across
5 denote generations. And over all these years a BMW M3 has
defended a strange character. Probably no other automobile combines
graphic racing genes and unlimited day-to-day temperament into
such a rarely romantic altogether concept. To symbol a 30th anniversary
of this automotive idol this summer, BMW M is rising a exclusive
special book of a BMW M3 “30 Years M3”, that is singular to 500
Edition “30 Years M3” in a mythological colour Macao Blue metallic.
As a reverence to a initial epoch of a BMW M3, the
anniversary book “30 Years M3” is embellished in a disdainful exterior
colour Macao Blue metallic, that once renowned a premiere in
BMW’s colour operation as a special choice for a initial epoch of the
The book “30 Years M3” builds on a Competition Package, that is
optionally accessible for a BMW M3 array prolongation model. It
comprises an boost in engine outlay by 14 kW/19 hp to 331 kW/450 hp
(BMW M3 “30 Years M3”: total fuel consumption: 8.8–8.3 l/100 km,
total CO2 emissions: 204–194 g/km). Also enclosed in the
Competition Package is a Adaptive M suspension, that has been
comprehensively aligned to a increasing performance. Optimised
facilities also embody new springs, dampers and stabilisers, modified
evil curves of a 3 modes Comfort, Sport and Sport+ as
good as a together mutated customary Active M differential on
a behind spindle and Dynamic Stability Control underline (DSC). Moreover,
a Competition Package of a book denote includes fake 20-inch M
light-alloy wheels with 666 M star spoke pattern and churned tyres
(front: 265/30 R20, rear: 285/30 R20).
All of these measures lead to a conspicuous boost in dynamic
performance, that is not slightest also reflected in enhanced
acceleration. The BMW M3 “30 Years M3” with discretionary 7-speed M double
squeeze delivery sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in usually 4 seconds,
that is 0.1 seconds faster than a array prolongation model. Even
with a customary 6-speed primer transmission, a automobile completes this
scurry 0.1 seconds faster than a prolongation model.
In terms of extraneous design, a Competition Package also includes
a BMW Individual High Gloss Shadow Line with extended features,
including a black chrome tailpipe trim for a M sports exhaust
system, a evil and manly sound of that contributes
significantly towards a rarely romantic pushing experience. The
book denote also facilities exclusively designed M gills in a front
wings temperament a trademark “30 Years M3”.
Sporty, organic interior with an unusually high-class ambience.
The Competition Package upgrades a interior of the
book “30 Years M3” with specific M sports seats in a skeletal
pattern that mix ideal support with graphic transport comfort over
long-distances. Seatbelts with woven-in BMW M strips also raise the
sporty interior ambience.
The trademark “30 Years M3” on a front doorsills reminds both motorist and
front newcomer of a BMW M association icon’s singular history. The
diction “30 Years M3 1/500” on a CO twine interior trim frame of
a instrument row gives denote of a exclusiveness of a BMW
M3 “30 Years M3”, that is singular to 500 cars worldwide. “30 Years
M3” is festooned into a front headrests.
The BMW M3 “30 Years M3” facilities an disdainful full leather Merino
trim in bi-colour Black/Fjord Blue or optionally in Black/Silverstone
with colour-matching contrariety seams that effectively underscore the
anniversary model’s sporty and worldly character.
Compared with a BMW M3 with Competition Package, a additional
cost of a anniversary denote is €10,000 in Germany. Market launch is
scheduled for a summer of 2016 – this being accurately 30 years after
a signing of a initial agreement for a squeeze of a BMW M3.
1986 – a 3 Series with flared arches and considerable power.
Around 6 months after BMW had dumbfounded experts with
a universe premiere of a new BMW M3 during a International Motor Show
in Frankfurt in a autumn of 1985, a time had finally come: In the
open of 1986, a initial automotive reporters were given the
event on a racetrack in Mugello to exam a “3 Series
supercar”, that looked intensely fantastic not usually given of its
admirably flared circle arches. The 2.3-litre four-cylinder engine
featuring four-valve record delivered 147 kW/200 hp. This power
section was an ideal compare for a two-door car, that weighed in during only
1,200 kilograms interjection to lightweight construction – a front and
behind bumpers, a side sills and a foot lid including spoiler as
good as other facilities were finished of plastic. Acceleration from 0 to
100 km/h in 6.7 seconds and a tip speed of 235 km/h are still
considerable total even today.
1988 saw a display of a Evo chronicle of a BMW M3, which
reached a tip speed of 243 km/h interjection to a offer extended power
outlay of 220 hp. And in 1990, a tip ascent chronicle of the
initial denote epoch was launched to a marketplace – a BMW M3 Sport
Evolution, that had a 238 hp, 2.5-litre energy section underneath a bonnet
and was singular to 600 cars.
Impressive explanation of engineering skills in a growth of a BMW
M3 was delivered as early as in 1986 by a catalytic converter
versions of a sports car. As a technicians had also given
care to a use of empty gas catharsis record right
from a commencement of a growth phase, any denote chronicle lost
usually 3 kW/5 hp in engine energy as a outcome of being propitious with a
catalyst; a outcome on pushing opening was usually marginal.
1992 – from a racer racing automobile to an superb coupe.
Unlike a predecessor, a second epoch of the
BMW M3, that renowned a entrance in 1992, had not been specifically
grown for deployment in engine sports. The significantly more
watchful and superb coupe featured a three-litre, six-cylinder engine
with 210 kW/286 hp and a limit torque of 320 Nm. As a result, the
energy unit, that was propitious with innovative VANOS camshaft control
technology, delivered considerable explanation of top-notch engineering
skills. With a litre opening (97 hp/l) and specific torque
(108 Nm/l), it set twin universe annals for high-volume, naturally
aspirated engines. The BMW M3 Coupe sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in
accurately 6 seconds and tip speed is electronically singular to 250 km/h.
The new BMW M3 stood out by a figure of a extraneous mirrors.
The aerodynamically optimized, double bridged counterpart casings boasting
a wing-shaped form immediately renowned a automobile from the
array prolongation versions of a BMW 3 Series Coupe. Even today, the
admirably finished M extraneous mirrors offer as one of a most
evil identifying facilities of many M models.
In 1994, BMW M supplemented a BMW M3 operation with twin physique variants
during a same time. In serve to a convertible, a BMW M3 was also
accessible for a initial time as a four-door sedan. Customers were
quite gratified by a fact that a Sedan’s opening equalled
that of a Coupe.
In 1995, within a horizon of a extensive denote upgrade, cubic
ability of a loyal six-cylinder engine increasing from 2,990 to
3,201 cubic centimeters and energy outlay to 236 kW/321 hp. The new
engine featured double VANOS, so in serve to a variably adjustable
intake camshaft, it also had a synchronously handling exhaust
camshaft. The result: In annoy of increasing energy pot and
noticeably softened opening (e.g. 0–100 km/h in 5.5 seconds), the
mutated BMW M3 was intensely fuel-efficient.
From a summer of 1996, a BMW M3 became a world’s first
high-volume prolongation automobile to underline an programmed manual
transmission. The duty of a consecutive M delivery was
racing-oriented: To change gears up, a motorist pulled a change lever
back, and to change gears down, he or she simply pushed it forward. The
complement was intensely renouned with customers, with roughly each second
BMW M3 that rolled off a prolongation line during a BMW Regensburg plant
during that time being propitious with this SMG transmission.
thoroughbred contestant with a poised appearance.
The third epoch of a BMW M3 sported a bolder
demeanour than a predecessor. Thanks to a aluminium carp with power
dome, a clearly wider circle arches, a aerodynamically optimized
foot lid including behind spoiler mouth as good as a 4 tailpipes of
a dual-flow empty system, a Coupe left no room for doubt about
a energy pot and dynamics.
The automobile was also powered by a loyal six-cylinder, naturally
aspirated engine. The wholly redeveloped energy section delivered an
outlay of 252 kW/343 hp from a banishment of 3,246 cubic centimetres
and a limit torque of 365 Nm. 5.2 seconds for a scurry to 100 km/h
and usually 5.4 seconds to accelerate from 80 to 120 km/h in fourth gear
– these total simulate this BMW M3’s opening potential. In the
open of 2001, usually a few months after a Coupe, a Convertible
finished a debut, looking even some-more robust with a low, obvious waistline.
The BMW M3 CSL on sale from 2003 insincere an well-developed status. On
this special model, that was consistently embellished for lightweight
construction – a shortening CSL has always been a tenure used by
BMW for Coupe, Sport and Lightweight – an outlay of 265 kW/360 hp
total with an unladen weight of usually 1,385 kilograms, which
corresponds to a power-to-weight ratio of 3.85 kg/hp. The weight
rebate was achieved not simply by omission presumably unnecessary
(comfort-related) components, though by a element of intelligent
lightweight construction, i.e. by regulating a many suitable element in
a right place. This enclosed for instance a roof finished from carbon
reinforced cosmetic (CRP) and a behind window propitious with skinny glass.
This paid off, as acceleration testifies: 0–100 km/h in 4.9 seconds,
0–200 km/h in 16.8 seconds.
fourth epoch with V8 engine and CRP roof as standard.
Instead of a loyal six-cylinder engine featured by
a twin prior generations, a fourth book of a BMW M3 had a
naturally aspirated V8 engine underneath a bonnet. The high-revving,
four-litre energy section delivered 309 kW/420 hp, weighed usually 202
kilograms and was therefore 15 kg lighter than a formerly deployed
engine. Use of a intelligent lightweight construction judgment was
also offer followed in other areas. For instance, a BMW M3 Coupe
featured as customary a CRP roof, a twine structure of that remains
manifest underneath a transparent coat. The front spindle of a automobile was made
roughly wholly of aluminium.
The autumn of 2007 saw a marketplace launch of a four-door chronicle of
a BMW M3, that sprinted from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and was
therefore usually a tenth of a second slower than a Coupe. The
Convertible finished a denote operation usually a few months after in the
open of 2008.
innovative engine record and unchanging lightweight construction.
With a launch of a fifth epoch of their top
contestant in a open of 2014, a BMW M GmbH not usually presented both
a Sedan and a Coupe concurrently for a initial time, though also
brought a denote nomination into line with a new nomenclature of
a array models. Thus, a Sedan bears a name BMW M3, a Coupe
BMW M4 – like a Convertible that has been accessible given a autumn
The wholly redeveloped loyal six-cylinder engine featuring M
TwinPower Turbo record and a high-revving judgment delivers a
limit outlay of
317 kW/431 hp and limit torque of 550 Nm
accessible opposite a extended engine speed range, so surpassing the
tip volume of torque offering by a prior BMW M3 by roughly 40
percent. Fuel expenditure and emissions are around 25 percent lower.
Both a BMW M3 Sedan and a BMW M4 Convertible finish a sprint
from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds (with discretionary 7-speed twin squeeze transmission).
In sequence to achieve a tip turn of pushing dynamics joined with
well-developed fuel efficiency, automobile weight (with customary equipment)
was reduced by around 80 kilograms vs. a prior model. This again
was finished probable by a unchanging doing of intelligent
lightweight construction measures. These include, among others,
increasing use of lightweight materials such as CO twine reinforced
cosmetic as good as aluminium for countless cessation and physique components.
“Happy birthday, BMW M3” – friends and companions
honour on a car’s 30th birthday.
“I will always have a unequivocally special tie to a BMW M3. My
father used to expostulate a black BMW M3. we myself became DTM champion in
2012 pushing a matt black BMW Bank M3. All BMW M3 prolongation models
have this unequivocally special racing impression – identical to a new BMW M4.
The BMW M GmbH has managed to move a racetrack feel onto a road. It
is not unequivocally easy to make such a absolute automobile so compress and
roadworthy like BMW has finished with a M3. The BMW M3 is sportiness in
a purest form. And it will always mount out in my memories.”
Bruno Spengler, veteran racing driver, competing for the
BMW Team MTEK in a DTM 2016, DTM champion 2012 in a BMW M3 DTM
“The BMW M3 is a fascinating automobile – currently usually as it was 30 years ago.
we myself gathering a M3 of that time around a racetrack. And compared
to a racing cars of today, it was unequivocally tough work behind a wheel.
During my unequivocally initial DTM year of 2013, we renowned feat in a BMW
M3 DTM of a complicated era. That was a unequivocally special moment. And we think
a BMW M3 is simply finished for formulating such special moments.”
Timo Glock, veteran racing driver, competing for a BMW
Team RMG in a DTM 2016, 91 Formula 1 Grand Prix races between 2004
“For unequivocally many people – and for me, too – a BMW M3 is a synonym for
success on a racetrack. Its motorsport genes were already clear in
1986 and still are to this unequivocally day. For me as a racing motorist it
feels good to also be means to expostulate such a sporty automobile off the
racetrack. The BMW M3 a fable for good reason.”
Martin Tomczyk, veteran racing driver, competing for the
BMW Team Schnitzer in a DTM
“The BMW M3 is positively a many critical automobile in my prolonged career
as a racing driver. With this automobile we won a World Touring Car
Championship, a DTM title, a Italian Touring Car Championship and
renowned countless racing victories all over Europe. From a very
initial day, a BMW M3 was a leader and it defended this position for
decades. Fans adore a BMW M3 – and we adore it too!”
Roberto Ravaglia, ex veteran racing driver, initial touring
automobile champion in story (1987), owner of a Team ROAL Motorsport
“The BMW M3 is a loyal icon. When a automobile finished a racing entrance in
1987, it was a leader right from a start, apropos a most
successful furloughed automobile of all time. Driving this automobile was always a lot
of fun. we gifted so many good moments and renowned many
victories with this car. we grown a unequivocally tighten bond with a BMW M3.”
Johnny Cecotto, ex veteran racing driver, 1989 – 1992 10
DTM competition victories in a BMW M3, 1990 leader of “24-hour competition Spa” in
a BMW M3, 1992 leader of “24-hour competition on a Nürburgring” in a BMW
M3, 1993 ADAC GT Cup leader in a BMW M3 GTR, twice World Motorcycle
“For me a BMW M3 is simply a best. we believe
everybody immediately associates a BMW M3 with a BMW M GmbH, even
some-more than a M1 and a M5. A vital partial of a mindfulness is
positively a outcome of a engine racing career. After all, to this
day, a BMW M3 is a world’s many successful furloughed car. we myself
possess 4 BMW M3s from opposite years, my favourite still being the
BMW M3 of a initial epoch – and this is not usually given classic
BMWs are my passion, though given we privately consider a car’s design
is simply a best.”
Felipe Garcia, BMW fan and collector, owner of Mint
Classics in Münster, “Bavarian Sports Cars” dealer