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BMW M3 Sedan (2015)

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BMW M3 Sedan (2015) review: 32 facts and highlights

BMW M3 Sedan (2015)
BMW M3 Sedan (2015)
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Why is BMW M3 Sedan (2015) better than the average?

  • better fuel economy (city)
    12l/100 kmvs12.33l/100 km
  • higher maximum torque
    550Nmvs352.1Nm
  • better fuel economy (highway)
    6.9l/100 kmvs8.28l/100 km
  • more horsepower
    425hpvs275.43hp
  • faster top speed
    250km/hvs241.72km/h
  • Height
    1.43mvs1.47m
  • better fuel economy (combined)
    8.8l/100 kmvs9.84l/100 km
  • more cylinders
    6vs5.22

Top specs, facts and figures

General info

1.Has rear-wheel drive
BMW M3 Sedan (2015)

Rear-wheel drive benefits from increased traction when accelerating, as the weight of the vehicle shifts to the rear over the drive wheels. The weight of the car is also more evenly distributed, resulting in improved handling.

2.Has fully independent suspension
BMW M3 Sedan (2015)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

3.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
BMW M3 Sedan (2015)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

4. longer drivetrain warranty (km)

80467km

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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160934km

5.Has dual-clutch transmission
BMW M3 Sedan (2015)

A dual-clutch transmission (DCT) is an automated manual transmission that allows the driver to control gear-shifts themselves or to let the computer decide. Upshifts are extremely fast, resulting in smooth acceleration, and due to the uninterrupted power flow it also has the benefit of increasing fuel efficiency.

6. longer basic warranty (km)

80467km

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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Mitsubishi Lancer GT (2014)

96561km

Dimensions

1.height

1.43m

Best

Audi S4 Premium Plus (2014)

1.41m

2. shorter length

4.67m

Best

Subaru Impreza 5-Door 2.0i (2014)

4.42m

3. longer wheelbase

2.81m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

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3.57m

4.weight

1.61t

Best

Volkswagen Jetta (2014)

1.85kg

5.width

1.88m

Best

Nissan Versa Sedan S (2015)

1.69m

6. lower ground clearance

119mm

The ground clearance is the distance between the lowest point of the car and the road surface. A shorter ground clearance lowers a vehicle’s center of gravity - increasing its handling ability and reducing the chance of a rollover. However, a higher ground clearance allows you to go over more uneven terrain.

Best

Dodge Dart SE (2014)

112mm

Speed

1. faster top speed

250km/h

The fastest speed that the car can reach.

Best

Tesla Roadster

402.3km/h

2. lower coefficient of drag

0.34Cd

The coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel consumption.

Best

Toyota Prius (2017)

0.24Cd

3. faster acceleration (0-100)

4.3s

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.

Best

Tesla Roadster

1.9s

Engine

1. better fuel economy (city)

12l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Best

Honda Clarity Electric (2017)

1.87l/100 km

2. higher maximum torque

550Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

Best

Tesla Roadster

10000Nm

3. better fuel economy (highway)

6.9l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Best

Honda Clarity Electric (2017)

2.28l/100 km

4. more horsepower

425hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

Best

Opel VXR8 GTS (2014)

585hp

5.Has a turbocharged engine
BMW M3 Sedan (2015)

A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.

6. larger fuel tank

60l

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.

Best

Toyota Mirai (2017)

122.4l

Features

1.USB ports

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

Best

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell (2017)

2

2.Has Bluetooth
BMW M3 Sedan (2015)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

3.Has ISOFIX/LATCH
BMW M3 Sedan (2015)

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.

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