BMW M3 E90
After 8 years the BMW M3 E90 Sedan comes as a successor for the BMW M3 E36 Sedan. The previous M3, the M3 E46 was available only as a coupé. The high-revving 4.0-litre 420 hp V8 engine, the same as in the coupé, makes the M3 E90 Sedan to accelerate from 0-100km/h in just 4.9 seconds, a mere 0.1 seconds slower than the coupé despite being 30 kg heavier. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels by a manual six-speed gearbox with integrated, temperature-controlled oil cooling and mass inertia optimised two-disc clutch. So now the Bavarians are truly prepared with the BMW M3 E90 Sedan to engage in battle against the traditional rivals: the Audi RS4 and the Mercedes C63 AMG.
|2007 BMW M3 Sedan E90|
309kW | 420HP
250km/h | 155mph
|Fuel Consumption (l/100km | mpg)|
17.9 | 13.1
9.2 | 25.5
12.4 | 18.9
Source for technical specifications: BMW.com.
The first official images and details of a second body version of the new BMW M3 have been released. The high-performance four-door sedan, from BMW M GmbH, is based on the E90 3 Series Sedan featuring unique design and technology. The four-door body variant adds the functionality of five seats, two extra doors and comfortable access to the rear, to the supreme driving dynamics, stand-out design and everyday driving qualities of the BMW M3 Coupé.
“Thirteen years after the first BMW M3 Sedan, the Coupé is now once again being joined by a four-door brother – a version which will appeal to fans of high-performance cars who also attach great importance to every day driving qualities and practicality. The M3 Sedan is a high-performance car which thanks to its design and functionality sets new standards while remaining first and foremost a BMW M3 in its character. BMW is currently evaluating the local sales potential of the M3 Sedan and if customer demand warrants we will bring the car to Australia. That said, it would be at least 12 months before this could be realised,” said Guenther Seemann, BMW Group Australia Managing Director.
The front-end design of the BMW M3 Sedan matches the specific look and high-performance character of its Coupé sibling; however the side-sills, front side panel “gills” and rear air dam are uniquely tailored for the sedan. The M3 Sedan is powered by BMW’s all-new 4.0-litre V8 developing maximum output of 309 kW and maximum torque of 400 Nm at 3,900 rpm. The four-door M3 accelerates to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and records average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle of 12.4 litres/100 kilometres.
The BMW M3 Sedan features an all-new chassis and suspension with specific, weight-optimised components as well as BMW M axle kinematics for a highly dynamic driving experience, use of forged aluminium track control arms, compound high-performance brake system, and EDC Electronic Damper Control with three selectable control maps.
The body structure of the BMW M3 Sedan has extremely high torsional strength and resistance, all-round occupant protection reflecting the very demanding safety standards of the BMW Group, six airbags, three-point inertia-reel seat belts on all seats, belt latch tensioners, belt force limiters and central safety electronics for appropriate control and management of the car’s restraint systems.
As with the BMW M3 Coupé, power is transmitted to the rear wheels by a manual six-speed gearbox
with integrated, temperature-controlled oil
cooling and mass inertia optimised two-disc clutch. Expect BMW to throw in its version of a double clutch gearbox in the model range in the near
Source: BMW Group