BMW M3 0-60 times

Out of all performance specs, nothing but BMW M3 0-60 times can better speak about the vehicle's temper. While horsepower and torque blow smoke in the eyes, M3 zero to sixty specs and average time to run a quarter mile are pretty straightforward metrics allowing to compare against its competitors.

Very often there is no chance of doing M3 0-to-60 test personally and making conclusions from the experience of the other drivers is the last thing you want.

Conducting a trustworthy test drive requires following a strict methodology that is intended to eliminate the inconsistent circumstances like weather, tires, surface, engine temperature. It is always better to leave it for professionals.


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2018 BMW M3 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Base 4dr Rear-wheel Drive Sedan
425 Hp, 406 Lb-Ft., 3540 Weight, 17 City / 26 Hwy mpg
4.1 sec, 12.4 @ 116

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 3.7 sec
Zero to 100 mph 8.4 sec
Source: С&D

2017 BMW M3 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Base 4dr Rear-wheel Drive Sedan
425 Hp, 406 Lb-Ft., 3540 Weight, 17 City / 26 Hwy mpg
4.1 sec, 12.4 @ 116

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 4.0 sec
Zero to 100 mph 8.6 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 4.3 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 2.1 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 2.8 sec
Standing ¼-mile 12.2 sec @ 120 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 155 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.98 g
Source: С&D

2016 BMW M3 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Base 4dr Rear-wheel Drive Sedan
425 Hp, 406 Lb-Ft., 3540 Weight
4.1 sec, 12.4 @ 116

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 4.0 sec
Zero to 100 mph 8.6 sec
Zero to 130 mph 14.6 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 4.6 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 2.2 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 2.8 sec
Standing ¼-mile 12.2 sec @ 120 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 146 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.98 g
Source: С&D

2015 BMW M3 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Base 4dr Rear-wheel Drive Sedan
425 Hp, 406 Lb-Ft., 3540 Weight
4.1 sec, 12.4 @ 116

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 4.0 sec
Zero to 100 mph 9.0 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 4.8 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 6.3 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 4.9 sec
Standing ¼-mile 12.3 sec @ 116 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 157 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 1.01 g
Source: С&D

2013 BMW M3 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Base 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Coupe
414 Hp, 295 Lb-Ft., 3704 Weight
4.8 sec, 13.3 @ 108
Base 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Convertible
414 Hp, 295 Lb-Ft., 4145 Weight
5.3 sec, 13.7 @ 104


BMW M3 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times1/4 mile times
2018

4.1 sec

12.4 @ 116 mph
2017

4.1 sec

12.4 @ 116 mph
2016

4.1 sec

12.4 @ 116 mph
2015

4.1 sec

12.4 @ 116 mph
2013

4.8 - 5.3 sec

13.3 @ 108 - 13.7 @ 104 mph
2012

4.8 - 5.3 sec

13.3 @ 108 - 13.7 @ 104 mph
2011

4.8 - 5.3 sec

13.3 @ 108 - 13.7 @ 104 mph
2010

4.8 - 5.3 sec

13.3 @ 108 - 13.7 @ 104 mph
2009

4.9 - 5.3 sec

13.3 @ 108 - 13.7 @ 104 mph
2008

4.9 - 5.3 sec

13.3 @ 108 - 13.4 @ 107 mph
2006

5.2 - 5.6 sec

13.7 @ 104 - 14.1 @ 100 mph
2005

5.2 - 5.6 sec

13.8 @ 103 - 14.2 @ 100 mph
2004

5.2 - 5.6 sec

13.8 @ 103 - 14.2 @ 100 mph
2003

5.2 - 5.6 sec

13.8 @ 103 - 14.2 @ 100 mph
2002

5.2 - 5.65 sec

13.8 @ 0 - 14.2 @ 0 mph
2001

5.2 - 5.65 sec

13.8 @ 0 - 14.2 @ 0 mph
1999

5.8 - 6.2 sec

15 @ 0 - 15.4 @ 0 mph

The M3 is a car symbol. It produced the sports coupe's luxurious division decades ago and has been lauded for its entertaining driving dynamics across centuries. The 2021 BMW M3 will be released in 2021 after a short absence, and its design is... challenging. It is too bad because the productivity results are promising.

Compared to the existing BMW 3 Series, this latest M3 takes the vertical twin-kidney grille from the 4 Series — the grille is too proportionately wide. When it was introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year, we felt everyone was pulling our leg. The M3 has real efficiency promise and innovations in rendering this face (preferably utilizing a crowbar and blowtorch) incrementally stronger than its predecessor.

A 3,0-liter two-tubal six-cylinder inline tube with a length of 473 hours and 405 lb-ft torque is the output of the regular M3 (a bump of 48 hp over the previous model). Adding M3 Competition costs $2,900 extra, increasing production by 503 hp and a torque of 479 lb-ft. A six-speed manual, a unique attribute for luxury cars these years, is alongside an eight-speed electronic sports-tuned transmission. The competition model would be automatic-only for the intent of deciding the fastest practicable acceleration rates.

The manual transmission is a more engaging experience of driving; it also requires automatic rev-matching for executing excellent downshifts. Many people still wonder how to manage this feature should be pleased to know that it can be disconnected. The manual weights are 50 pounds lower than electronic as a benefit, giving M3 a better front-to-rear weight ratio.

The M3 comes with regular rear-wheel drive; however, BMW's xDriver all-wheel drive will be offered later in the summer — in the first for this venerable sports sedan. The AWD-only Competition models as a today's crop BMW of M-cars have a rear-wheel-drive feature for purists with a generous tire budget.

For the regular M3, the BMW set the 0-60mph period at 4.1 seconds – perhaps a couple of times slower if the manual is opted – and for the Competition at 3.8 seconds. The maximum speed is 155 mph, but the speed devices will up to 180 mph by installing the box for the kit of the M Driver.

The M3's higher tendency for track activity vs. basic three series is essential for heat control. The M3 provides wider intakes and several cooling systems. The Competition edition gets a transmission cooler. As the high lateral cornering loads are also awaited, the M3 also has a dual-sump oil system to ensure that the motor is still correctly lubricated.

BMW's newest program iDrive 7.0 allows the latest infotainment setup of M3 and remains one of the most intuitive interfaces. The wide 10.25-inch monitor overlooks the top dash, and the device is operated by touch or using a usual dial on the central console. A powerful voice recognition device regulates a range of vehicle functions to help eliminate distractions such that the driver can keep both hands on the wheel. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wireless models are standard, as is a suite of robust software and a navigation setup. A head-up monitor is not compulsory.

A new alternative for M Drive Professional should be a sensation for fans of track-day. It provides an incorporated timer that appears in the head-ups and core screens to hold your best time. The BMW M Laptimer software for compatible iPhones helps you examine the different devices' telemetry to see if you can push on the circuit a little more challenging. The M Drift Analyzer, which records the drift length, distance and angle of the drift, is against quick lap times — but not less fun.
The M3 adapts traction and stability control mechanisms for more customization besides the standard, specialized protection features onboard. M traction control involves opting for M Drive Specialist, enabling drivers to choose from 10 electronic interference levels to fit their driving style and bravery. The Mercedes-AMG GT R has a similar dial, which we like very much. A new break mode selector that changes the pedal effort and reaction time could make the M3 as well as suitable for the everyday journey as it is.

The technical features, numbers of productivity, and mechanical improvements show that the current BMW M3 2021 can take the lead. But while we hate to sound superficial, the funny grill could be a deal-breaker for someone.



BMW M3 specs