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BMW M3

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It goes without saying that the BMW M3 is quick! Enough said!

That maybe all that is required to be mentioned for the speedsters among you! Yes, the BMW M3 is at home in the most demanding of racing conditions. Any track or road that has lots of the ups and downs, and twists and turns can deliver the driver pure driving pleasure as the BMW M3 chassis comes to life and clings to the tarmac like a leopard on an antelope’s back. This is one mean machine when time trials are what matters and when hundredths of a second are what makes the difference between first and second.

However, the car is not all go-kart brawn. The BMW M3 adds style to the power and handling package, and has plenty of brains in the overall package. The interior of a BMW M3 is a nice place to while away the hours. With lots of creature comforts like electric windows, a premium CD sound system with 10 speakers, leather seats, climate control, all the airbags in the front, rear side air bags and a site for an MP3 player to be connected, this car has lots of goodies to please most people who are lucky enough to ride inside this bullet. A GPS and DVD Navigation Aid are also available.

Along with the active safety system, the new-generation airbag system for driver and front passenger is a key ingredient of the BMW M3′s safety success in car crash tests. The seats are supportive and comfortable, and they remain a pleasant dwelling place even over long distance travel.

The BMW M3 is a two-door sports car, able to seat four adults in comfort – and up to five passengers if required. I would class this as a luxury sports car that is available as a coupe or a convertible. Obviously, the owner’s tastes come in to play here and will ultimately decide which car suits the most.

A BMW M3 comes with BMW’s Motorsport-tuned awesome 4.0 litre V8. Beautiful to the driving enthusiast’s ear, and responsive to the immediate squeeze on the throttle, the 309 kW engine has acceleration that pushes you firmly back into your seat. The rapid power delivery sends the BMW M3 catapulting across the tarmac with huge velocity, colossal grip, precise balance and pin-point accuracy. It comes as no surprise to find that 100 km/h, from a stand-still, can be reached in a mere 4.8 seconds. A 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard on the M3. Goodness only knows what the BMW M3 could do if the 250 km/h electronically governed top speed was loosened. Its true potential is well beyond this.

These performance figures, along with a superb chassis, mean that this thing sticks like glue to the road. How? The BMW M3 is held in check by a dynamic stability control (DSC) system that is operated through engine power reduction and ABS traction control which measures steering wheel angle, wheel speed, lateral acceleration and yaw rate. And some whacking big tyres, on which the alloys look absolutely sweet as!

To look at, the BMW M3 is an aggressive beast, yet its lines are very clean and graceful. This is particularly the case when the lines flow from the quad-pipe exhaust up over its high bootline and down over the low slung roofline and bonnet into some of the nicest looking xenon high intensity discharge headlights that I’ve seen on any car. The aluminium bonnet has a fantastic Capri-esque power bulge which has chrome-louvered side vents. Situated on the boot lid is a nice subtle spoiler which finishes off the sexy car design.

The new BMW M3 has just arrived, so you best go and enjoy yourself.

The current model series includes the:

  • BMW M3 Coupe
  • BMW M3 Convertible

For any more information on the BMW M3, or for that matter any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181. If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of BMW dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours. Private Fleet – car buying made easy!

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