BMW M3 Coupe

Like other 3-series variants, the 2010 BMW M3 is available as a two-door coupe, a two-door convertible, and a four-door sedan. The BMW M3 delivers impressive performance in a compact, practical, and affordable package. These cars are representative of the pinnacle of thrill in the excellent 3-series collection. For 2010, all M3s came standard with HD radio and automatic high beams.


There are subtle differences between a norm 3-series and the BMW M3 Coupe. A power dome on the aluminum hood lets other drivers know that there is a big V8 under there, as well as the kidney grills with the M logo on the wider left and right front fenders. The M3 has rear-view mirrors that were developed to be as aerodynamic as possible by reducing air resistance and drag. An available option for coupe and sedan trims is the full carbon fiber roof panel, reducing weight. Also available are light-alloy 10-spoke 19” wheels with 255 front and 285 rear rubber. At the rear, a quad-tipped exhaust and rear deck lid spoiler further distinguish the BMW M3 from other 3-series.


The M3s share a basic interior design and layout similar to the standard BMW 3-series, though the M cars add more race-type features as well as special trim. There is only one interior color choice with the BMW M3, dark anthracite leather, a scheme that fits the M3’s all-business attitude and helps minimize driver distraction, according to BMW. Leather adorns the bucket seats, steering wheel and door inserts, while Alcantara lines the roof. The 2010 BMW M3 features a keyless ignition, relying on a slot-type key fob paired with a starter button.


The biggest difference between the BMW M3 Coupe and other 3-series is the hand-built, 4.0-liter V8, delivering 414 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque at 8,300 rpm. This monstrous V8 will push the M3 from 0 to 60 mph in as little as 4.7 seconds with a top speed electronically limited to 155 mph.

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