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$55,290
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On Safety
Though it hasn't been crash-tested, the 2012 BMW M3 shares its engineering with the normal 3-Series, and offers its own array of standard safety equipment.
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Braking is phenomenal -- in our 60-0-mph braking test, the M3 came to a halt in just 100 feet, which is among the shortest distances we've ever recorded.
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Neither the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) nor the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) has crash-tested the 2012 BMW M3. The last-generation 3-Series the M3 shares its core structural underpinnings with, however, fared well in crash tests, with only side-impact protection falling slightly below top marks.

The 2012 M3 also includes standard dual front, side, and side-curtain airbags; anti-lock brakes; and stability and traction control. Optional upgrades include a rearview camera and adaptive cruise control. Visibility in both models is very good, though the convertibles suffer slightly with rearward visibility with the top up.

Conclusion

Though it hasn't been crash-tested, the 2012 BMW M3 shares its engineering with the normal 3-Series, and offers its own array of standard safety equipment.

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