2011 BMW M3 Overview
Supreme luxury and performance is available as a sedan, coupe, or convertible in the 2011 BMW M3.
Coming out of BMW’s M production house which takes your standard BMW and cranks up all the dials on performance, the 2011 M3 can be had as a four-door sedan, coupe, or convertible. All three are powered by a monstrous 414-horsepower, 4.0-lter V-8 that revs up to 8,400 rpm. The V-8 produces 295 pounds-feet of torque and is paired to a six-speed manual transmission, while a seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual with paddle shifters is available. Zip from zero to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds and top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph.
For specific suspension settings, the 2011 BMW M3 features MDrive, which controls the electronic stability system, steering response, ride comfort, and throttle response. This allows the drive to changes these settings to make the M3 ready for either the everyday commute or for the thrill of racing about town. A new Competition Package for the sedan and coupe lowers the suspension by 10 millimeters and adopts electronic damping control for a tighter and more responsive driving experience.
Fuel economy ratings are 14 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway. Competition in the luxury rocket segment includes such big boys as the Chevrolet Corvette, Lexus IS-F, and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. The 2011 M3 convertible features a power-folding retractable hardtop with integrated rear-window defroster and all M3’s boast an aluminum hood, or “powerdome,” that is flanked by two air intake accents on either side of the bulge. A carbon fiber roof saves weight and enhances the M3’s low center of gravity. Flared fenders for wide 18- or 19-inch wheels with performance tires, moonroof, retractable headlight washers, quad-tipped dual exhaust, and xenon headlights are just some of the unique exterior traits of the 2011 BMW M3.
On the inside of the 2011 BMW M3 super-luxury-machine, leather is everywhere, while carbon or wood trim adds a sophisticated touch. Push button start, rain-sensing wipers, power front sport seats with four-way lumbar support, and HD Radio are standard. Heated front seats, navigation system with iDrive, smartphone integration, iPod and USB adapter, Bluetooth® connectivity, and an 825-watt, 16-speaker audio system are optional.
As for safety, the 2011 BMW M3 features antilock brakes, an electronic stability system, side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags (coupe & sedan), head extensions for side-impact airbags (convertible) and large four-wheel-disc brakes help keep everyone safe and sound.
The 2011 BMW M3 proves that you can enjoy the thrill of driving, while pampering yourself in complete luxury.