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2005 BMW M3 Comparisons

Base Coupe

General Pricing

Resale Value $47,300.00 $28,250.00 $29,500.00
Destination $695.00 $720.00 $590.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 3.2L I6 3.2L V6 3.5L V6
Horsepower 333 @ 7900 RPM 215 @ 5700 RPM 280 @ 6200 RPM
Torque 262 @ 4900 RPM 229 @ 3000 RPM 270 @ 4800 RPM
Valves 4 3 4
Displacement (cc) 3246 3199 3498
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.4 X 3.6 3.5 X 3.3 3.8 X 3.2
Compression Ratio 11.5:1 10.0:1 10.3:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 16 N/A 18
Highway (mpg) 24 N/A 26

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 3415.0 3384.1 3415.0
Wheelbase (in.) 107.5 106.9 112.2
Length (in.) 176.9 171.0 182.2
Width (in.) 70.1 68.0 71.5
Height (in.) 54.0 54.3 54.8
Track Front (in.) 59.4 58.8 60.4
Track Rear (in.) 60.0 57.6 60.6
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5 4 4
Front Headroom (in.) 37.5 38.5 39.2
Rear Headroom (in.) 36.5 36.3 34.7
Front Legroom (in.) 41.7 42.0 43.8
Rear Legroom (in.) 33.2 33.0 31.4
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 54.5 52.8 53.7
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 52.7 51.7 52.7
Front Hip Room (in.) 57.0 52.9 53.6
Rear Hip Room (in.) 55.2 45.8 48.0

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 84.4 84.9 86.6

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension strut strut multi-link
Rear Suspension multi-link multi-link multi-link
Tires 225/45R18 225/45R17 225/50R17

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive rear wheel drive rear wheel drive rear wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) Std. Std. Std.
Limited Slip Differential or Axle Std. N/A N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System Std. Std. Std.

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio AM/FM AM/FM AM/FM
Cassette Player N/A N/A Yes
CD Player Yes Yes N/A
CD Changer N/A N/A Yes
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid N/A N/A N/A

Interior

Cruise Control Std. Std. Std.
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column Yes Yes N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. Std.

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A Std. N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat N/A N/A Yes

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A N/A N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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