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2009 BMW M3 Sedan

At a Glance

Pricing $53,800
Drive Types RWD
Engines 4.0l V8
Transmissions M6
Fuel Economy 14 (city), 20 (highway)

Overview Information

The BMW M3 sedan returns after a long absence, as the previous E46 M3 was not available as a 4-door. The new M3 replaces the traditional inline-6 for a new 414-bhp/295 lb.-ft. 4.0L V-8, mated to 6-speed manual or a new 7-speed double-clutch gearbox. BMW also added MDrive, which allows the driver to set the vehicle power, suspension, steering, and stability control to his preferences. Braking is via ventilated front and rear cast-iron discs: 14.2" diameter (front) and 13.8" diameter (rear). Fat 245/40R18 (front) and 265/40R18 (rear) tires are mounted 18-inch alloy wheels. Optional 19-inch alloy wheels are also available. The M3 continues to use the limited-slip M Differential Lock to ensure maximum rear traction. An extensive option list includes special paint colors, unique leather upholstery, electronic damper control (EDC), adaptive headlights, and the iDrive multimedia controller system.

Official Word:

BMW raises the performance benchmark once again with the introduction of the 2008 M3 Sedan. Sharing the M3 Coupe's high-revving 414-horsepower V8 and balanced chassis that is designed to be "faster than its engine", the motorsports arm of the German auto maker, BMW M GmbH, is pleased to offer the most powerful, highest-performing M3 ever with four doors. Originally offered in 1986 as a homologation special to allow BMW's entry into the German Touring Car Championship,...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
M3 Sedan 4.0l V8 (414-bhp) M6 RWD 14/20/17 $53,800