M3 Specifications

Gen-1 M3
ModelE30 1986-91
Body style2-door coupe
2-door convertible
Engine2.3L I4
Power (U.S.)192 bhp
Transmission5-speed manual
Wheelbase101.1 in (2,568 mm)
Length171.1 in (4,346 mm)
Width66.1 in (1,679 mm)
Height53.9 in (1,369 mm)
Curb weight2,865lb (1,300 kg)
Power/weight14.9 lbs/bhp

Gen-2 M3
ModelE36 1992-99
Body style2-door coupe
2-door convertible
4-door sedan
Engine3.2L I6
Power (U.S.)240 bhp
Transmission5-speed manual
5-speed auto
Wheelbase106.3 in (2,700mm)
Length174.5 in (4,432 mm)
Width67.3 in (1,709 mm)
Height52.6 in (1,336 mm)
Curb weight3,219 lb (1,460 kg)
Power/weight13.4 lbs/bhp

Gen-3 M3
ModelE46 2001-05
Body style2-door coupe
2-door convertible
Engine3.2L I6
Power (U.S.)333 bhp
Transmission6-speed manual
6-speed SMG
Wheelbase107.5 in (2,731 mm)
Length176.9 in (4,493 mm)
Width70.1 in (1,781 mm)
Height 54.0 in (1,372 mm)
Curb weight3,415 lb (1,549 kg)
Power/weight10.3 lbs/bhp

Gen-4 M3
ModelE90/92/93 2007-
Body style2-door coupe
2-door convertible
4-door sedan
Engine4.0L V8
Power (U.S.)414 bhp
Transmission6-speed manual
6-speed M-DCT
Wheelbase108.7 in (2,761 mm)
Length181.8 in (4,618 mm)
Width71.7 in (1,821 mm)
Height54.2 in (1,377 mm)
Curb weight3,704 lb (1,680 kg)
Power/weight8.95 lbs/bhp

By Doug Neilson
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