BMW M3 Convertible
BMW M GmbH has a long tradition of combining the thrills of a high-performance sports car with the incredibly unique pleasure of motoring in the open air, ever since the first BMW M3 Convertible was offered to the public in 1999. For the first time, a retractable hardtop protects the occupants in the M3 Convertible from harsh winds and rough weather.
The first noticeable difference between the BMW M3 Convertible and the M3 Coupe is above the driver and passengers’ heads. The three-piece hardtop opens and disappears completely into the rear roof compartment at the touch of a single button, taking just 22 seconds to unveil the blue sky and the thrill of the open air. The 2009 BMW M3 is available with a choice of no less than four special M metallic colors, highlighting in particular the contours of the body surfaces. The four metallic options are Melbourne Red metallic, Jerez Black, Interlagos Blue, and Silverstone. Other available colors are Alpine White and Sparkling Graphite Metallic.
Designers and other specialists at BMW M3 have accomplished the company objective of offering the occupants the maximum driving pleasure in an ambience that is perfectly tailored to the customer’s requests. For the 2009 BMW M3, a round windscreen keeps a generous distance from the heads of the front passengers, allowing the sun and the wind to flow smoothly into and around the interior.
After a great 15 years of straight-six powered M3s, BMW M3 engineers decided that it was time to beef up the power for the new M3 successors: a V8. This new high-performance 4.0-liter V8 creates 414 horsepower and produces 295 lb-ft of torque, propelling the M3 Convertible from 0 to 60 in 5.2 seconds, just .5 seconds slower than the M3 Coupe. Top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph.