2015 BMW M3 Review, Price and Pictures – Welcome to Neocarsuv.com, we will provide the latest information about the BMW M3 Concept. 2015 BMW M3 changes is one brand new car from Audi that was released in 2015. We will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine of the 2015 BMW M3 Release Date.
The M3 is perhaps the most legendary of BMWs, but it wasn’t until 1994 that the M3 was a sedan. Now, a sedan is the only M3, as the coupe version of the car seen here now goes by the name M4. (Read all about our first experience with that car here.)
It’s back. Or rather, it’s on the way for 2015. The BMW M3 returns after a brief hiatus, as is its custom when a new generation of BMW 3 Series is introduced (the current, sixth generation 3 Series launched in 2012). Rumors about BMW’s most beloved high performer ran rampant, foremost among them surrounding what engine the M3 would use. One of the rumors was true: The V8 is gone.
But really, it’s the same as the M4. Maybe BMW thought that, if they were going to enrage people by calling the coupe an M4, they’d keep as many similarities to the M3 as possible. No, you can’t get an M3 with two doors. But you can get an M3 that is basically the same car as the coupe you want. Both are 184.5 inches long and sit on a 110.7-inch wheelbase. For the first time, the M3 sedan a word pairing that is now redundant gets a carbon-fiber roof, helping keep the curb weights for the two cars within a couple of platters of Schweinshaxe, the pig “knuckles” that are so popular in Bavaria. The company claims the sedan is just 10 pounds heavier than the coupe.
Instead, the M3 gets BMW’s classic 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder, this one a twin-turbocharged mill generating 425 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. The introduction of turbocharging marks a significant departure for a nameplate with a long tradition of high-revving, naturally aspirated engines. The new engine still revs high up to 7,600 rpm, BMW says although peak power arrives around 5,000 rpm and peak torque around 2,000 rpm. The new turbo-6 is also 22 pounds lighter than the V8 it replaces.
2015 BMW M3 Price
Pricing for the new 2015 BMW M3 has been set at $63,000 – $80,000 based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the 2015 BMW M3 we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog.
2015 BMW M3 Interior
At almost any engine speed, the six presses the driver into his seat, and there’s no taper to the power at high rpm. The full-bodied soundtrack is surprisingly, satisfyingly loud, thanks to a couple of butterfly valves in the exhaust that almost completely bypass the muffler under load. Synthesized engine noise is piped through the car’s speakers at low engine speeds, but fades away under heavy load or at high speed. If you’re worried that you’re being fooled by the big-bore roar inside the car, sitting on the pit wall while an M3 takes off will prove that the synthesized sound is an insignificant part of the overall aural signature.
Transmission choices are a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic or a six-speed manual, but only the DCT was available to us for this first drive. It, too, has three severity settings, but it seems like BMW might have oversimplified here. The more-relaxed settings don’t just soften shifts, they slow the response time of the shift paddles. So in the beginner modes, you pull the paddle and wait before the shift occurs. If you want shifts now, you will have to be OK with hard shifts. Even without firsthand experience, we’ll go ahead and assume that the manual is better. Figure on 0-to-60 times of roughly four seconds flat with either.
2015 BMW M3 Exterior
The 2015 BMW M3 will be larger, yet lighter than its predecessor. For reference, the new 3 Series sedan is 3.7 inches longer than the previous model, but it weighs less around 175 pounds leaner than its predecessor thanks to aluminum suspension and chassis components, a new carbon-fiber roof and increased use of high-strength steel throughout the body.
The M3 also gets electric-assist steering similar to that fitted on the new 3 Series (although with high-performance tuning). It’s one of many components that M Division engineers use to lessen the engine’s burden and meet ever-tightening European and U.S. fuel economy standards. Comfort, Sport and Sport+ modes allow drivers to dial up increasing amounts of steering effort. The electric-assist steering in the regular 3 Series has drawn complaints from the BMW faithful, though we suspect only the most astute M3 buyer will perceive a real dynamic difference. An optional Adaptive M suspension offers the same three modes for relaxed driving or more aggressive street and track settings.
2015 BMW M3 Engine
Another thing we have a hard time complaining about is the engine. A lot of M faithful are bothered by the fact that it’s a turbocharged engine, when M3s have always had naturally aspirated engines. But we assure you that the people in charge of developing the F80 are no less in love with the M3 than the people who buy them. It’s a concession to fuel-economy and emissions regulations, but that’s the only way in which it’s a concession. Yes, redline does drop from the old 4.0-liter V-8’s 8400 rpm to 7600, but that’s awfully high for any engine, turbocharged or not. And it hits peak torque at just 1850 rpm, 2050 earlier than the old V-8. M faithful, if max engine speed must drop, would you accept a few more horsepower and a 38-percent increase in torque as consolation prizes? Compared to the E90, that’s what the new M3’s S55 inline-six’s 425 horsepower and 406 pound-feet represent. The twin-turbo shares no major parts but its head with any other BMW engine.