Bmw Unleashes New M3

By: Hailey Kerr

BMW, maker of BMW 2800 parts, has unleashed its fourth generation BMW M3. This sports car has an eight-cylinder power unit and can reach a top engine speed of 8,400 rpm. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers-per-hour in 4.8 seconds and achieve a top speed limited electronically to 250 km/h or 155 miles-per-hour. Furthermore, this two-seat vehicle has an average fuel consumption equivalent to 22.8 mile-per-gallon. Other features include audio files with BMW M3 features, interviews in English and German as well as car sounds.

Among the models in the BMW M GmbH range, the M3 has always been that very special model living up in full to its motorsport tradition. This already applied to the very first BMW M3 unleashed in 1986 and continued throughout the two subsequent model generations. This power comes out once again most clearly in the 2007 version of the BMW M3.

The new high-performance model differs from the "regular" coupe in looks and technical features, although the latest generation of the BMW M3 was based in its development on the new BMW M3 coupe. Aside from the car's unique design, drivetrain as well as suspension technology conceived from the start for excellent performance, lightweight technology came right at the top in the brief given to the engineers at BMW M. And just how consistently this pursuit for development has been translated into reality in terms of intelligent lightweight engineering is borne out by the car's power-to-weight ratio of only 3.8 kg (8.4 lb) per horsepower.

And why does the new BMW M3 have a low weight? One reason is that it's the first production car in its segment to boast a roof made of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFP). As a whole, the next-gen BMW M3, except for just a few components, is indeed completely new in its engineering and design concept, clearly reflecting the successful heritage of BMW M GmbH.

Other than the load-bearing structure of the car, only the two doors, the boot lid, the windows, the headlights and rear lights have been sustained from the 3 Series Coupe. However, all other body components, by contrast, were especially improved for the new BMW M3.

At first sight, you'll easily detect the unique character of the new BMW M3. Over and above the engine compartment lid with its striking power dome and the two air intake openings, several features vividly characterize the new model from the ground up: the function-oriented design of the front and rear air dams, the so-called gills in the front side panels, the side-sills also in distinctive design, the roof made of clearly visible carbon fiber, as well as the exterior mirrors and light-alloy wheels in the design of the BMW M. in turn, through its athletic and aesthetic appearance, the exterior, powerfully highlights the sporting qualities of the car.

The exterior paintwork also adds an individual touch, offering the aficionado not only numerous additional colors, but also four special paintwork options which are exclusive to BMW M.

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