2001 Bmw M3 on 2040-cars
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"Drive it for a day and you'll be amazed by the immediacy of its responsiveness and by the sheer explosiveness of
its straight line performance. You'll soon start to wonder why anyone else would bother trying to build a rival to
such a car." -- Autocar
"The selection of mechanical melodies generated by the 3.2 litre straight six engine residing under the bulging
bonnet of this ultimate variation on the BMW 3 series theme tops any comparable powerplant that I've ever tuned
into before." -- Top Gear Magazine
"BMW have launched themselves into a new class, invading Ferrari/Porsche high ground." -- CCC Magazine
The Ultimate Driving Machine
I have decided to part ways with my pride and joy. Garage kept and pampered throughout its life, this E46 M3 is
nothing short of special -- a true privilege for car lovers alike or the BMW enthusiast. The car's power is matched
with its smooth delivery in a straight line and around the corners. The immersive driving experience is only
emphasized by the heightened control of the six-speed manual transmission. And the Imola Red paint will leave you
and everyone around salivating every time you see it.
This car has a pristine 10/10 exterior. The paint shines like new and there isn't a scratch or ding. The interior
scores a 9.5/10, with only minor signs of age. The leather looks brand new, and sometimes I still swear I smell the
"new car smell."
Mechanically, the car is also a perfect 10/10. Having only been driven on highways over the weekends, everything
from the engine to the convertible motor runs like new. I have had no issues with the car, and have made no
modifications. This is a complete, straight out of the factory OEM BMW E46 M3.
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The BMW M3 Vital Statistics
Engine & Power:
3245cc 6 cyls in line - 343 bhp at 7900 rpm
0-30 mph 2.0 secs. 0-60 mph 4.8 secs.
23.7 mpg (average)
The Other Goods:
six-speed manual, rear-wheel drive, M-branded limited-slip differential
performance suspension includes uprated MacPherson struts with anti-roll bar
powerful brakes include three-metal-compound vented discs
staggered wheels to maximize cornering and liftoff traction
BMW M3 for Sale
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Auto blogWed, 16 Apr 2014 19:40:00 EST
We won't argue that crossovers are hugely successful vehicles, with automakers working to provide functional CUVs in a wide range of sizes. But over at BMW, things are just getting out of hand, as evidenced by this new X4 "Sports Activity Coupe" that debuts here at the 2014 New York Auto Show.
BMW is seeing fit to offer vehicles in even the most niche of niches, and the X4 is no exception. Want proof? Have a look at the X4, and the compare it to the X3, the 3 Series Gran Turismo, the 3 Series Sport Wagon, and the 4 Series Gran Coupe. Aside from marginal differences in things like ground clearance and the exact slope of the hatchback, what, exactly, is the difference?
Like the other models we just mentioned, the X4 is powered by either a 2.0-liter turbo-four with 240 horsepower or a more powerful, 3.0-liter turbo-six with 300 horsepower, and unsurprisingly, power is sent to the ground exclusively via the company's xDrive all-wheel-drive system. An eight-speed automatic transmission is the sole gearbox available with either engine. All sounds very familiar, right?
Each generation of the BMW M3 has included a convertible model. Even the distant E30, the patriarch of the M3 line, had an ultra-rare (only 787 were built) droptop model. The convertible became more common on the successive generations, with the hardtop-convertible E93 being the most recent. Considering this history, there seemed very little doubt that as the M3 became the M4, a convertible would be in the cards. Now, the new droptop has arrived.
Set for its global debut at the 2014 New York Auto Show, the 2015 BMW M4 Convertible features, like its forbearers, everything that's great about the hardtop variant while adding an unlimited amount of head room. That means the same 3.0-liter, 425-horsepower, 406-pound-foot, twin-turbocharged straight six sits under its domed hood, while either a six-speed stick or a seven-speed M dual-clutch transmission dispatches power to the fat rear tires.
As for specific differences between the hardtop and the new convertible, obviously, the droptop is heavier. A lot heavier. Where an M4 with a six-speed manual tips the scales at 3,530 pounds, the M4 Convertible weighs in at 4,055 pounds. Believe it or not, BMW has actually trimmed 90 pounds from the last-generation M3 convertible, code-named E93. This marginal weight reduction from the third-generation convertible to the fourth is barely half of the 174 pounds BMW was able to subtract when transitioning from M3 Coupe to M4 Coupe.
BMW, Honda, and Mercedes-Benz are all going to avoid small recalls, after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued petitions for "findings of inconsequential noncompliance" to the three manufacturers, according to Tire Business. Basically, the petitions allow the brands to avoid recalls for some very, very minor issues.
BMW had tire placards on 364 X6 M CUVs that stated the car could only handle four passengers, when in reality it had room for three in the back. Actual plausibility of fitting three real humans in the slope-roofed Bimmer aside, the Munich-based manufacturer argued it was inconsequential, as the placards were correct regardless of the number of passengers.
Honda's case focused on 212 2011 and 2012 Acura TSX sedans equipped with 18-inch wheels. The TPMS systems on these cars were set for 17-inch wheels, rather than the larger hoops, but even with the lower settings, the tires maintain adequate load capacity.