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M3 - E46 (2001 - 2006) - Clean and economical sports car

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New M Sports seat:
The new BMW M3 offers an entirely new sports seat featuring an optional backrest width adjustment (Coupé only). The objective in developing these seats was to enhance side support without making compromises for drivers of different sizes. Based on the all electrically operated seat of the 3 Series Coupé, it is carefully padded and upholstered to provide longitudinal and side support. It is then enhanced by installing air chambers on both sides of the backrest which are filled with air from an electric pump.

A sporting car that is clean and economical:
Despite the new M3's performance potential, another aspect of its diverse character is excellent economy and emission management. Reduced friction, double - VANOS variable valve timing, smoother flow of cylinder charge, precise engine management and a higher (11.5:1) compression ratio all contribute to an EC average cycle of 11.9 liter per 100km(23.7 mpg) and extra-urban consumption of 8.4 liters per 100km (33.6 mpg). The new M3 easily meets the EU3 and American LEV emission standards and, although designed to run on 98 RON fuel, adaptive knock control for each of the six cylinders permits the use of less expensive 95 RON and low sulphur fuels.

Standard specification includes:
. 18" alloy wheels
. Sports suspension
. 6 Speed manual gearbox
. Sports settings for DSC
. Leather upholstery in M colours
. Rear lip spoiler
. M aerodynamic body styling and mirrors
. Park distance control
. M dynamic throttle control
. Cornering brake control
. M differential lock
. Automatic air conditioning
. M enhanced steering
. M Sports seats
. Xenon headlights
. M Sport button (for immediate throttle response)
. Six airbags
. Four exhaust tailpipes
. ISOFIX child seat preparation

Last Updated on Monday, 12 April 2010 14:37  

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