The E92 BMW M3 was introduced at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show.
At the core of the BMW M3 is a 4 litre V8 engine tuned to develop
414 bhp and 295 lb-ft of torque.
In keeping with tradition, the engineers at BMW M GmbH developed
the BMW M3 as a fundamentally individualistic vehicle. The level
of commitment to this approach is clearly demonstrated by its
body. While it is based on the dimensions and the underlying
form of the BMW 3 Series Coupé, virtually all body elements
have been newly developed and designed from the ground up. Apart
from the supporting vehicle structure, only the doors and the
luggage compartment lid were taken over from the series model
All other components were specially engineered for the BMW M3,
lending the vehicle exterior unique aesthetics that accentuate
its superior power. Unmistakable features that make the BMW
M3 instantly recognisable are the special trim at the front
and rear, the engine compartment lid with its bulging Powerdome
and two air intakes, the lateral air slots in the front side
walls, the side skirts and the exterior mirrors in a BMW M typical
Front with additional air intakes, engine compartment lid with
Powerdome. Faithful to the principle of "form follows function"
in designing the body for the concept study, designers at BMW
M GmbH used elements that not only visually emphasise the increased
sportiness of the vehicle, but also serve a technical purpose.
Conspicuous at the front are three large air intakes below the
cooling grille that supply the engine with additional intake
and cooling air. Strong, vertical struts delineate the air intakes
and enhance their characteristic form.
Wheel arches and side skirts communicate agility and stability.
The muscular front wheel arches of the BMW M3 symbolise the
high level of agility and driving stability achieved by this
vehicle.Together with the forged 19-inch light alloy rims in
the classic Y-spoke design, they emphasise the vehicle's wide
track, while a glance through the spokes of the rims reveals
the compound high performance brakes developed exclusively for
In designing the interior of the M3, the specialists at BMW
M GmbH have succeeded in offering the occupants maximum driving
pleasure in an ambience tailored to their specific needs and
wishes. This applies particularly to the driver, with all controls
and instruments relating directly to the active driving experience
in the car adapted to the supreme performance of the BMW M3
and re-designed from the ground up wherever appropriate.
Double circular instruments with white illumination and red
needles, the M leather steering wheel and the newly designed
centre console all characterize the cockpit of the new BMW M3.
The door cutout trim embellished by the characteristic M logo,
the support for the drivers left foot made of brushed
metal, the special design and color of the inner door panels,
as well as the trim strip made of high-quality, sophisticated
materials exclusive to BMW M such as leather in carbon design
or aluminum, all serve to underline the supreme and truly unique
position of the new BMW M3.
External review by Craig Alexander McDicken
Handling - The best nothing compares, 5 star (*****)
CSL for tracks or E92 for everyday.
Speed - The top end of the E92 M3 is perfect not too
quick that fuel consumption suffers but fast enough to show
others who the king is.
Acceleration - The M3 E92 bear in mind this is a comfort
luxury saloon will get to 62MPH faster than almost all vehicles
in its category.
Comfort - Top notch comfort with top notch build quality
BMWs are built to last forever.
Pleasure - There is no greater pleasure than pressing
that M button and knowing there are even super cars and rally
cars that cannot touch you, it truly feels like you are entering
Practicality - The M3 can be used day to day just as
easy as for example a Ford Mondeo or a VW Passat, it has a large
boot, lots of leg room, lots of extras, a quiet and comfy ride,
decent fuel consumption for a car of this caliber, the sports
coupe or the saloon will soothe your brow on an early morning
and teach that idiot beside you on the motorway a lesson in
the afternoon, and will get you and the young ones home safely
on a wet windy and stormy night, it will also take the family
around to the grandparents with comfort as another factor.
Ease of Entrance - Even my great granddad with a dodgy
hip and arthritis finds the M3 a very easy car to get in and
out of when going in the back.
Friendliness with children - The M3 E92 is a very child
friendly car it provides entertainment of the highest class,
using DVD players, comfy seats, Cd players, TV etc.
Safety - With the safety ratings of an M3 E92 you can
gain the confidence to drive it in any weather or conditions.
You will feel safe and secure on those long, cold, dark trips
away from home. He will also allow you to push the vehicle to
Other comments - As a driver I have never experienced
anything like the m3 before except the 323 and 328 models E36
and E46. But the M3 is of a different class, it is a league
all of its own, you need to drive him before you can ever understand
the Sheer Driving Pleasure and the reason BMW are The Ultimate
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