BMW M3 [F80]
|Top Speed - Horsepower||0/100 - PS|
|249 km/h (280 km/h M Driver Package)||0/100 - 4.1 Second (DCT 3.9)|
|425 HP||435 PS|
BMW produced the F80 M3 for the 2014 model year (2015 for USA), introducing it as only a saloon following the company's plans to split off the BMW 4 Series coupe/convertible from the BMW 3 Series. Unlike its E90 M3 sedan predecessor, but similar to that generation's E92 coupe, the F80 M3 will feature a carbon fiber roof. The F80 M3, as well as its coupe counterpart the M4, were revealed at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detriot, MI. The performance of the car has improved from the previous generation. BMW claims that the car can do 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds with the 6-speed manual gearbox and 3.9 seconds with the optional DCT gearbox. In today's age of high performance cars, where the 0-60 mph time is heavily dependant on traction, the new M3 and M4 will run the standing kilometer - considered now to be an essential figure in performance claims, in 22.20 seconds. This is a comparable time to the 2006 Corvette Z06, which took 22.24s to accomplish the same. Top speed will be limited at 155 mph (249 km/h) but an optional M Driver's package will raise this to 174 mph (280 km/h). The new engine will generate 425 hp between 5,500 and 7,300 rpm and 406 lb-ft of torque between 1,850 and 5,500 rpm.
This fifth generation M3 platform structure will be made of steel, with the bonnet and doors from aluminum. According to the other news, M3 production is closed and there will be no other M3 Coupe. The next M3 Coupe is called M4. The M3 Convertible went on production until September 2013, three months later than the Coupe.