BMW M3 Sedan
When they re-introduced the BMW M3 Sedan in 2008, the bar was raised once again. BMW was determined to maintain the standard they had set with the last M3 Sedan and improve with the new 2011 BMW M3. All of the enjoyment of an M3 with room to bring friends and family, who could ask for anything better? New for the 2011 model year, the BMW M3 Sedan gained the option of the Competition Package for $2,500.
The BMW M3 has an aggressive stance, sitting on standard M-Style light-alloy 10-spoked wheels either in 18” or 19”, depending on the customer’s desires. A feature that differentiates the 2011 BMW M3 from the normal 3-series is the power dome located in the middle of the aluminum hood that blends harmoniously with the overall design of the M3. The two front side panels flawlessly incorporate side gills that boast the tri-color M3 logo. The rear of the BMW M3 Sedan resembles the rear of other 3-series sedans, besides the quad exhaust at the center of the rear bumper, making this more of a “sleeper” M3. Rear-view mirrors were developed to fulfill an important aerodynamic function by reducing air resistance and drag.
Upon first glance of the interior of the car, it appears to be nearly identical to the coupe version of the BMW M3. The cockpit control area was designed to taper evenly between to the two front seats, while discreetly swinging towards the driver. Regardless of the customer’s choice of upholstery and trim color, the parcel shelf, footwells, headliner A-pillar trim and the upper part of the instrument panel are all finished in Anthracite. BMW believes that the dark, uniform color scheme around the windshield helps the driver to focus more on driving.
A light-alloy 4.0-liter V8 produces 414 horsepower at 8,3000 rpm and 295 lb-ft of torque at 3,900 rpm. 85% of the maximum torque is available consistently through 6,500 rpm. 0to 60 mph can be reached in 4.7 seconds, accelerating up to a limited 155 mph.