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2007 BMW M3 E92 information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2+2 seats
How long?
4615 mm
How heavy?
1655 kg
What size engine?
4 litre, 3999 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
420 PS / 414 bhp / 309 kW @ 8300 rpm
How much torque?
400 Nm / 295 ft.lb / 40.8 kgm @ 3900 rpm
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 4.90 s
How fast?
250 km/h, 155 mph
How economical?
17.9/9.2/12.4 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
295 CO2 g/km

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2007 BMW M3 technical specifications

Introduction

The BMW M3 is a coupé with 2 doors and a front mounted engine which supplies the power to the rear wheels.
The M3 is part of BMW's E92 model series.
Its 4 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, double overhead camshaft, 8 cylinder that has an output of 414 bhp (420 PS/309 kW) of power at 8300 rpm, and maximum torque of 400 N·m (295 lb·ft/40.8 kgm) at 3900 rpm.
Power is supplied to the wheels by means of a 6 speed manual gearbox.
Its quoted weight at the kerb is 1655 kg.
Top quoted speed is 250 km/h or 155 mph, officially stated fuel consumption is 17.9/9.2/12.4 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 295 g/km.
2007 BMW M3 data
2007 BMW M3 E92 data
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2761 108.7
Track/tread (front) 1538 60.6
Track/tread (rear) 1539 60.6
Length 4615 181.7
Width 1817 71.5
Height 1418 55.8
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.67
Kerb weight 1655 kg 3649 lb
Weight distribution 51.20 % front
fuel tank capacity 63 litres 13.9 UK Gal 16.6 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.310
Frontal area 2.17
CdA 0.67
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer BMW
Engine code S65 B40
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 4 litre
3999 cc
(244.034 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 92 × 75.2 mm
3.62 × 2.96 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.22
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
32 valves in total
maximum power output 420 PS (414 bhp) (309 kW)
at 8300 rpm
Specific output 103.5 bhp/litre
1.7 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 400 Nm (295 ft·lb) (40.8 kgm)
at 3900 rpm
Specific torque 100.03 Nm/litre
1.21 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 12:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1257 kPa (182.3 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 499.88 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 3.70 s
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h 4.90 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 10.60 s
Standing quarter-mile 13.10 s
@ 109.40 mph
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 250 km/h (155 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 253.63 PS/g
186.54 kW/g
250.15 bhp/ton
0.11 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 5.36 kg/kW
8.95 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 17.9/9.2/12.4 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km17.99.212.4 l100km urbanextra-urbancombined
km per litre5.6/10.9/8.1 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG15.8/30.7/22.8 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG13.1/25.6/19.0 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 295 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 287.68 g/km
VED band (UK) M
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion PAS
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 8½J x 18
Wheel size rear 9½J x 18
Tyres front 245/40 ZR 18
Tyres rear 265/40 ZR 18
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 360 mm
Rear brake diameter 350 mm
Gearbox 6 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.87
Final drive ratio 3.85
general
Carfolio.com ID156024
Production total
Model code
Model family E92
RAC rating 42.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2007 BMW M3 added 2007-04-06.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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