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2012 BMW M3 Comparisons

Base Coupe

General Pricing

Resale Value $60,100.00 $61,430.00 $63,215.00
Destination $895.00 $875.00 $895.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 4.0L V8 6.2L V8 6.2L V8
Horsepower 414 @ 8300 RPM 451 @ 6500 RPM 556 @ 6100 RPM
Torque 295 @ 3900 RPM 443 @ 5000 RPM 551 @ 3800 RPM
Valves 4 4 2
Displacement (cc) 3999 6208 6162
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.6 X 3.0 4.0 X 3.7 4.1 X 3.6
Compression Ratio 12.0:1 11.3:1 9.1:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 14 13 14
Highway (mpg) 20 19 19

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 3703.8 3935.3 4217.4
Wheelbase (in.) 108.7 108.9 113.4
Length (in.) 181.8 158.3 188.5
Width (in.) 71.0 69.7 74.1
Height (in.) 55.8 54.6 56.0
Track Front (in.) 60.6 62.4 61.9
Track Rear (in.) 60.6 61.5 63.4
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 4 4 4
Front Headroom (in.) 38.4 37.0 36.9
Rear Headroom (in.) 36.8 35.5 34.6
Front Legroom (in.) 41.8 42.0 42.4
Rear Legroom (in.) 33.7 33.0 35.0
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 55.3 54.0 56.0
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 51.9 50.3 50.9
Front Hip Room (in.) N/A N/A 54.5
Rear Hip Room (in.) N/A N/A 47.7

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) N/A N/A 86.6

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension strut strut wishbone
Rear Suspension multi-link multi-link wishbone
Tires 245/40R18 235/40R18 255/40R19

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 Std.
Vehicle Stability Control System Std. Std. Std.

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

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

Interior

Cruise Control Std. Std. Std.
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column Yes Yes Yes

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 N/A N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat Yes Yes Yes

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A Std. N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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