2011 BMW M3 4-Door Sedan Specs

4-Door Sedan
MSRP based on 4-Door Sedan

Quick Specs

Gas Mileage 14 mpg City/20 mpg Hwy
Engine Gas V8, 4.0
EPA Class Compact
Style Name M3 Sedan
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Doors 4
Body Style 4dr Car
Transmission 6-speed manual transmission with additional oil cooler and heavy-duty dual-disc clutch


EPA Classification Compact
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3726
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 38.5
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6
Passenger Capacity 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD -
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 108.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6
Height, Overall (in) 57.0
Length, Overall (in) 180.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.0

Fuel Economy

Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.6
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14

Performance Specs

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 414 @ 8300
Displacement 4.0/244
Engine Order Code NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 295 @ 3900
Fuel System Direct Injection
Engine Type Gas V8
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.40
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.68
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Type 6
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.58
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.06
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Manual
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.19
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.85
Trans Order Code NA
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.2 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.8 x - TBD -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD -
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 12.5
Rear Tire Size P265/40ZR18
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Size NA
Front Tire Size P245/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Material NA
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.5
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link

Safety Features

Air Bag-Frontal-Driver Yes
Air Bag-Frontal-Passenger Yes
Air Bag-Passenger Switch (On/Off) No
Air Bag-Side Body-Front Yes
Air Bag-Side Body-Rear No
Air Bag-Side Head-Front Yes
Air Bag-Side Head-Rear Yes
Brakes-ABS Yes
Child Safety Rear Door Locks Yes
Daytime Running Lights No
Traction Control Yes
Night Vision No
Rollover Protection Bars No
Fog Lamps No
Parking Aid No
Tire Pressure Monitor Yes
Back-Up Camera No
Stability Control Yes
Other Features Bumper system with aluminum impact absorbers at the front, steel...
High-performance-tuned anti-lock braking system (ABS) with...
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door...
Driver's and passenger's front airbag supplemental restraint...
Front-seat-mounted side-impact airbags
Head Protection System (HPS), front and rear
Crash sensor with Battery Safety Terminal disconnect of...
BMW's Advanced Safety System for integrated deployment of...
Automatic front safety-belt pretensioners
Child-seat automatic safety-belt locking device in rear seats
Child safety rear door locks
Tire Pressure Monitor
Emergency trunk release


Basic Miles/km 50,000
Basic Note 4 years/50,000 Maintenance Program
Basic Years 4
Corrosion Miles/km Unlimited
Corrosion Years 12
Drivetrain Miles/km 50,000
Drivetrain Years 4
Maintenance Miles/km 50,000
Maintenance Years 4
Roadside Assistance Miles/km Unlimited
Roadside Assistance Years 4

Other Specs

Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
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