PERFORMANCE+

BMW M

The driving dynamics of the BMW M3 Saloon.

PERFORMANCE+

The driving dynamics of the BMW M3 Saloon.

PERFORMANCE+The driving dynamics of the BMW M3 Saloon.

Convincing on the racetrack. Impressive on the road. And particularly so with the optional M Competition package. This includes an engine output of 450 hp and numerous innovations derived from motorsport that further hone the sporty character of the vehicle. The specially tuned Adaptive M suspension, the Active M differential, M Servotronic or the seven-speed M double-clutch transmission all redefine the limits – and mark out the driver of the BMW M3 Saloon as an extreme athlete.

BMW M

WELCOME TO THE LIMITS.

You can also tell that the BMW M3 Saloon is a genuine top athlete away from the racetrack. It always exhibits extremely precise, agile handling – above all in demanding driving situations. This is where the powerful M engine brings its thrust forcefully yet always in precisely measured doses onto the asphalt using the manual six-speed M transmission or – free of interruption – via the seven-speed double-clutch transmission.

M COMPETITION PACKAGE.

An unadulterated racing feel: The M Competition package from BMW M3 Saloon offers even better performance thanks to an enhanced engine output, a specially tuned Adaptive M suspension, new calibration of the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), the Active M differential and 20" M light alloy wheels with mixed tyres.

  • Driving dynamics highlights in the M Competition package

    The output of the M TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder petrol engine has been increased to 331 kW (450 hp). The M sports exhaust system generates a particularly powerful, characteristic engine sound that is destined to thrill. The M lightweight sport seats are equipped with width-adjustable backrests with vertical openings. The front seat belts feature fine M striping. The specially tuned Adaptive M suspension provides optimal road contact, increased traction and more agile handling.

  • Exterior highlights in the M Competition package

    On the exterior, the M Competition package makes a great impression with exclusive, forged and gloss-lathed 20" M light alloy wheels Star-spoke style 666 M with mixed tyres. The athletic character is emphasised by the BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line with extended features, which runs in Black high-gloss from the front kidney grille over the gills to the model designation, ending at the black chrome-plated tailpipes.

BMW M3 SALOON TRANSMISSION VERSIONS.

The options of M 6-speed manual transmission and 7-speed M double-clutch transmission in the BMW M3 Saloon allow you to choose how you accelerate your pulse from 0 to 180. They both guarantee maximum driving enjoyment.

  • M 6-speed manual transmission

    With a 12 kg reduction in weight compared to traditional models and its more compact shape, the M 6-speed manual transmission in the BMW M3 Saloon exemplifies intelligent lightweight construction. Inside the transmission, the new carbon fibre friction lining in the baulk rings provides more comfortable gear shifts, and a dry sump lubrication system ensures a more efficient supply of oil.

  • 7-speed M double-clutch transmission

    Shift gears without interruption in tractive force, without using the clutch and without slowing down: the 7-speed M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic makes this possible. Gears can be changed automatically or manually using the gearshift paddles on the steering wheel or the gear lever. Launch Control guarantees maximum acceleration from a standing start.

ACTIVE M DIFFERENTIAL.

ACTIVE M DIFFERENTIAL.

The Active M differential optimises traction and driving stability when changing lanes or accelerating out of a bend, when taking bends at high speeds or on different road surfaces. Traction is optimised with the help of an electronically operated device that reduces the difference in revolution speed between the rear wheels.

ADAPTIVE M SUSPENSION.

ADAPTIVE M SUSPENSION.

By electronically regulating the shock absorbers, Adaptive M suspension automatically ensures the vehicle is perfectly tuned to suit the driving conditions. The suspension settings can be modified for high comfort or sporty dynamics via the COMFORT, SPORT and SPORT+ modes on the Driving Experience Control.

FOR 365 DAYS OF MOTORSPORT FEELING.

The transfer of innovative motorsport technology to the production of standard sports cars is a core competency of BMW M GmbH. This is why the BMW M3 Saloon achieves a perfect balance between adrenaline-charged performance and everyday utility.

  • Launch Control

    Launch Control allows maximum acceleration from a standing start. It adjusts the engine to its ideal starting speed, and the M dualclutch transmission constantly sets the gearshift points so that when shifting up, the next optimal engine speed is available.

  • M Driver’s Package

    The M Driver's Package increases the top speed to 280 km/h. The M Driver's Package can be ordered when purchasing a new vehicle or can be added on at a later date. All other technical data remain unchanged once installed. This also includes a voucher for BMW M Intensive Training as part of BMW Driving Experience.

  • M Drive

    M Drive allows for the individual configuration of the DSC mode, the appearance of a Head-Up Display and personal driver profiles – from comfortable gliding all the way up to a sporty and highly responsive set-up – by adjusting the engine, damper and steering characteristics, as well as the transmission. Activation is as simple as touching one of the two M buttons integrated into the multifunction steering wheel.

  • M Servotronic

    M Servotronic adjusts the power steering to suit the current speed and ensures a direct and precise steering response even at high speeds. It also ensures supreme comfort by minimising the physical effort required for steering, as well as maximising agility when parking, manoeuvring or navigating narrow or twisting roads.  

  • M dynamic mode

    M dynamic mode, a sub-function of Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), allows a certain degree of wheel slip, thereby noticeably improving driving dynamics. While DSC works against understeer and oversteer, the M dynamic mode enables the full exploitation of the car's maximum longitudinal and lateral dynamic potential. However, access to the support offered by DSC is retained.

GRIPPING BRAKES.

A crucial part of the highly dynamic driving experience in the BMW M3 Saloon: the braking system. With their precision and efficiency, M compound brakes and the optional M Carbon ceramic brakes are top achievers in terms of dynamics and performance.

  • M compound brake

    Thanks to the use of various materials, M compound brakes achieve outstanding deceleration values and are extremely stable and highly durable. They also weigh less, which has a positive impact on agility, dynamics and acceleration. The Blue metallic brake callipers with the M logo are the hallmark of these high-performance M specific brakes.

  • M Carbon ceramic brake

    The M Carbon ceramic brake delivers braking power more directly. It is non-corrosive, very resistant to abrasion, tolerates more heat and contributes to a lower vehicle weight, which has a positive impact on agility, dynamics and acceleration. Matt Gold-coloured brake callipers with the M logo make this special technical equipment visible from outside the car.

    Dependent on conditions and usage, features specific to the materials used can lead to operational noises particularly in wet conditions just before the vehicle comes to a halt. The impact of moisture and road salt can cause the braking action to be equivalent to a conventional brake system. This can for a short time be experienced as a reduction in braking action and can be balanced out by greater pressure on the pedal where necessary.