BMW

  • $42k built in Germany
  • 1999-2004
  • 239 HP 3.2L
  • 137 mph
As a twist, we elected to pair its killer 3.2-liter/240-horse DOHC six with BMW's multimode, five-speed automatic transmission, one of the few M3 options.
by MotorTrend (Nov, 1998)
First DriveWith an all-new-for-'99 3 Series sedan already on sale here, one might wonder why BMW now offers an M3 Convertible based on the old platform.
by MotorTrend (Nov, 1998)

Road Tests Real world tests of the BMW M

0-60mph

BMW M
5.5 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

BMW M
137 mph
Veyron
253 mph
Veneno
220 mph

0-100mph

BMW M
14.5 s
Veyron
5.1 s

Data points Key details of the BMW M

Price

BMW M
$42k
Veneno
$4.106M
Veyron
$1.50M

Horsepower

BMW M
239 HP
Veyron
987 HP
Veneno
750 HP

In The News From around the web

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Dec

BMW M Coupe

www.supercars.net
To upgrade the M model performance further, BMW M has created a brand-new engine, called the S54 for the 2001 M Coupe.
Along with the new engine comes a variety of detail updates to the M Coupe.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand BMW
Price $41,800
Year 1999-2004
Highway mileage 20 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 12.51 lb/hp
Maximum hp 239 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 235 ft-lb @ 3,800 RPM
Max RPM 6,800 RPM
Engine placement Front
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,152 cc
Cylinders V8
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.7 in / 3.5 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

Top speed 137 mph
0-60mph 5.5 s
0-100mph 14.5 s
0-200kph 17.8 s
Lateral acceleration 0.86 g

transmission

Drivetrain Front Engine / RWD
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears
Axle ratio 3.23:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 432/? 191
Rear wheels 432/? 229

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,989 lb
Width 68.5 in
Height 50.4 in
Length 158.5 in
Front track width 56 in
Wheelbase 96.8 in
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