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BMW M3

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A high performance variant of the produced by BMW 3-Series beginning in 1985.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's BMW M3 page on 24 September 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The BMW M3 is a high-performance version of the 3 Series, developed by BMW's in-house motorsport division, BMW M GmbH. M3 models have been derived from the subsequent generations of the BMW 3 Series.

The initial model was available in a coupé body style. At times the M3 has also been available in saloon and convertible body styles. Due to the coupé and convertible models no longer being part of the 3 Series range from 2015, the F82/F83 coupe and convertible models are now called the M4 based on the newly introduced 4 Series. The M3 name remains in use solely for the saloon version.

Upgrades over the standard 3 Series automobiles include more powerful and responsive engines, improved handling/suspension/braking systems, aerodynamic body enhancements, lightweight components and interior/exterior accents with the tri-colour "M" (Motorsport) emblem.


Photographs

Rusty BMW M3 Bill:  Even in its well...used...condition, this driver was really wringing out of his M3 everything it had left.
Photo ©2011 Bill Crittenden
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BMW M3 Photo by Srdjan Nikolic
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Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
December 2002Advanced Occupant Protection Systems Investigation / Single Vehicle Rollover
2003 BMW M3
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
21 May 2007BMW "Changes the Game"Anthony Fontanelle
12 October 2012Rimac Automobili test mule breaks world records Rimac Automobili
22 October 2012Spotted - BMW M3 CSL Colin Hubbard
10 December 2012BMW M3 DTM Championship Edition Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
28 December 2012Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2006-2010 BMW M3 Passenger Cars Are Eligible for ImportationFederal Register: NHTSA (Claude H. Harris)
29 December 2012Spotted - Jay Kay's BMW E30 M3 Evo 2 Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
29 May 2015Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision that Nonconforming Model Year 1991 BMW M3 Convertible Passenger Cars Are Eligible for ImportationFederal Register: NHTSA (Jeffrey M. Giuseppe)
7 July 2015U.S. buyers will pay more get more for 2016 BMW M3/M4Denis Flierl
9 July 2015Do you want a manual gearbox in that BMW M3/M4? BMW says not for long Denis Flierl
17 July 2015Decision That Nonconforming 2006-2010 BMW M3 Passenger Cars Are Eligible for ImportationFederal Register: NHTSA (Jeffrey Giuseppe)


Merchandise

Type & Item #NameDetails
Die Cast - Bburago 4167BMW M3 G.T. CupStreet Fire, 1:43 scale, White w/blue #6 Valvoline (1997 Rolex 24 at Daytona), Drivers: Tom Hessert John Fergus Dan Marvin Ron Finger


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