BMW is a premium luxury automaker with its headquarters in Germany, which has a good share in the Indian market. BMW has added two newly designed variants in the BMW M Series recently. These variants include the BMW M Series M3 Sedan. The car is facing competition against the other popular car in this segment including the Audi S4 and the Mercedes Benz CLA 45 AMG in the Indian market.
The BMW M3 Sedan is a luxury car that although looks compact but has plenty of space available inside and at least five people can sit comfortably in the car. The luxury sedan is highly efficient and has a lot of advanced features such as the BMW head-up display with the ‘M-specific’ views for gear indicator, engine revolution and shift light.
The car is powered by a 3.0-liter petrol engine and the automaker claims that it can easily break the mark of 100 Kmph speed in just 4.1 seconds. We are impressed by the external appearance of the car and its sleek body. The roof, B pillars and the alloy wheels of the car have black accents which give it a sporty look. Some other features of the M3 Sedan include an infotainment system including an iDrive touch controller and park distance control function.
The Exterior features of the BMW M Series M3 Sedan:
The exteriors of this sedan are simply amazing because of its aerodynamic body structure along with its design. The car has a front facade owing to its sleek-looking headlight cluster. The M3 Sedan has been powered by the bi-xenon lamps and the four LED DRL rings. There is a kidney bean-shaped radiator grille at the center and its frame is made in chrome.
The front bumper of the car has a different structure and has three massive air intake sections that help in providing a better air intake for the purpose of engine cooling. The car has a very sleek side profile and also has big fenders that feature the alloy wheels giving it a stylish look. The wing mirrors and the door handles have been painted in the body color.
The rear profile of the sedan has a sportier look and the rear bumper has an excellent structure and has a pair of reflectors that provide additional protection. There are four exhaust pipes that are designed using chrome accents.
The BMW M Series M3 Sedan has a total length of 4671 mm and a width of 1877 mm. The total height of the sedan is 1430 mm and the wheelbase is 2812 mm.
Interiors of the BMW M Series M3 Sedan:
When it comes to the interiors of this luxury sedan, there is a perfect internal cabin and that has been decorated with leather and high-gloss black inserts. High-quality upholstery has been used by the automaker to cover the seats. This has been made using a combination of leather and fabric.
The metallic accents on the dashboard, door panels, and the instrument cluster gives it an elegant look. All the seats have been ergonomically designed and the seats in the front have side bolsters and the head restraints.
The car also has an electrical adjustment facility as well as a memory function, that further provides comfort while traveling. The steering wheel of the car has a three-spoke design and it has been mounted with all the multi-functional switches including audio, calls and the cruise control function.
There is also an instrument cluster with a few analog gauges and a multi-functional screen, displaying all the important information. The illuminated control switches on the dashboard, that does the work of amplifying the cabin gives its interiors an attractive look.
Engine and Performance Features of the M3 Sedan:
The BMW M Series M3 Sedan has been powered by an advanced 3.0-liter petrol engine with a high-pressure fuel injection technology. It has a total of six cylinders and 24-valves that have been also been based on the high-pressure direct fuel injection technology. The car can produce a peak power of 431bhp in between 5500 to 7300rpm and a peak torque output of 550Nm in the range of 1850 to 5500rpm. The car has been mated to an advanced M Double Clutch transmission gearbox that features the drive logic, which aims to deliver the torque output to the wheels at the rear.
The Braking and Handling features of the M3 Sedan:
The wheels of the sedan are mated to a sturdy set of ‘M’ compound disc brakes that have been loaded with the body-colored brake calipers. The braking mechanism has got the aid from the latest generation anti-lock braking system and the electronic brake force distribution and cornering brake control function as well. Along with that, the car also has an adaptive M suspension system that assists the car to adapt itself as per the conditions of the roads.
The Comfort Features of the M3 Sedan:
The luxury sedan is equipped with all the advanced features to provides its owners with the best level of comfort. Some of these comfort features include the velour floor mats, interior mirror with automatic anti-dazzle function, ambient lighting system and a multi-functional steering wheel with the gearshift paddles, the smoker’s package, electrically adjustable front seats with lumbar support, roller sunblinds for the windows at the rear and the ‘M’ carbon roof. The car has also been equipped with various BMW ConnectedDrive aspects such as an iDrive touch controller, a touchscreen display, a DVD player and an integrated hard drive for the purpose of GPS maps. It also provides visual parking aid.
When we talk about the safety features, the car has all the necessary protective features. Some of these include eight airbags, an anti-lock braking system with brake assist function, cornering brake control function and a dynamic stability control including ‘M’ dynamic mode, warning triangle with first aid kit, side-impact protection beams, childproof lock, and an electronic engine immobilizer.
The BMW M Series M3 Sedan has been priced at Rs. 1.30 Crore.q
Engine and Transmission specifications:
Engine Type: M Power Petrol Engine
Displacement (cc): 2979
Max Power (bhp@rpm): 429bhp@5500-7300rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm): 550Nm@1850-5500rpm
No. of cylinder: 6
Valves Per Cylinder: 4
Fuel Supply System: Direct Injection
Transmission Type: Automatic Gear Box 7 Speed
Drive Type: RWD
Fuel and Performance specifications:
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage (ARAI): 10.75
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 63
Suspension, Steering & Brakes of the M3 Sedan:
Front Suspension: Adaptive M
Rear Suspension: Adaptive M
Steering Type: Power
Gear Type: Rack & Pinion
Turning Radius (Metres): 5.9 meters
Front Brake Type: Disc
Rear Brake Type: Disc
Dimensions and Capacity of the M3 Sedan:
Length (mm): 4671
Width (mm): 2037
Height (mm): 1430
Boot Space (Litres): 480
Seating Capacity: 5
Ground Clearance Unladen (mm): 121
Wheel Base (mm): 2812
Kerb Weight (Kg): 1635
Gross Weight (Kg): 2100
No of Doors: 4
BMW M Series M3 Sedan Colours
The M Series M3 Sedan is available in the following colors –
San Marino Blue Metallic, Azurite Black Metallic, Tanzanite Blue Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, Frozen Black Metallic, Yas Marina Blue Metallic, Mineral Grey Metallic, Smoky Topaz Metallic, Champagne Quartz Metallic, Frozen Red Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Sakhir Orange Metallic, Alpine White, Austin Yellow Metallic, and the Frozen Brilliant White Metallic.
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