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2009 BMW M3 Convertible

At a Glance

Pricing $64,950
Drive Types RWD
Engines 4.0l V8
Transmissions M6
Fuel Economy 13 (city), 19 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 62

Overview Information

The M3 Convertible is the rare combination of spine-tingling performance coupled with open-air driving. The latest-generation M3 adopts the 3-piece hardtop convertible mechanism introduced in the standard 3-Series. It shares the same 414-bhp/295 lb.-ft. 4.0L V-8 as the M3 Coupe, mated to 6-speed manual or a new 7-speed double-clutch gearbox. Performance claims include: 0-100 km/h (62.5 MPH) in 5.3 seconds, and top speed of 250 km/h (155 MPH). BMW also added MDrive, which allows the driver to set the vehicle power, suspension, steering, and stability control to his preferences. Suspension tuning is unique to the M3 Convertible. 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. The M3 continues to use the limited-slip M Differential Lock to ensure maximum rear traction. An extensive option list includes a 16-speaker audio system with 825 watts, special paint colors, unique leather upholstery, electronic damper control (EDC), adaptive headlights, and the iDrive multimedia controller system.

Official Word:

The BMW M3 model family is being upgraded by yet another fascinating player: The new BMW M3 Convertible, the third body version of BMW's high-performance sports car following the Coupe and Saloon, offers new possibilities to experience uncompromising driving dynamics. Beneath the engine compartment lid lurks the V8 power unit displacing 4.0 litres and with all the features of a high-speed engine developed brand-new from the ground up for the BMW M3. Above the heads of...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
M3 Convertible 4.0l V8 (420-bhp) M6 RWD 13/19/16 62 $64,950