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Avg. Price: $38,692
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Avg. Price: $38,018
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Avg. Price: $35,090

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Based on 35 reviews

2008 Bmw E92 M3 by 지훈
 — The 2008 E92 BMW M3 is an amazing car, in which I can't really describe in this small square with the amount of time I currently have. It performs marvelously, is comfortable to drive, and is fantasti... Read More
2008 Bmw M3 by Ashkaun
 — THE VERDICT: PERFORMANCE is incredible!! Very Powerfull Engine, accelerates beautifully(0-60 in 4.1), top speed is ok (161mph), Brakes stop on a dime. Its handling is the best thanks to the amazing s... Read More
Simply The Greatest Value In High Performance Motoring by daveth1218
 — This is my second M3. My love for this car just keeps growing. It is a fabulous car both as a commuter and as a track car. It has two distinctly different personalities. On the street it can simpl... Read More

2008 BMW M3 Overview

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2008 BMW M3

The big news for the 2008 BMW M3 is that it's equipped with a 420-horsepower V8 engine, the first time the M3 has been available with a V8. The 4.0-liter light-alloy powerhouse borrows design elements from BMW's Formula 1 race team engines, and is about 30 pounds lighter than the I6 engine it replaces.

In fact, a lot about the 2008 BMW M3 is high-tech and efficient. For instance, the M3's brakes are regenerative, meaning they generate electric power when the driver applies a foot to the brake pedal and engages the braking mechanism. The energy generated by the brakes is used to power the car's on-board computer and charges the battery, conserving fuel, according to BMW.

BMW also notes that the 2008 M3 is the first production car in its segment with a roof made of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (again, borrowed from the motorsport side), resulting in a lighter, more efficient and more agile vehicle with a lower center of gravity.

As far as that V8 engine is concerned, it drives the vehicle from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour (about 60 miles per hour) in just under 5 seconds, yet is efficient enough to get almost 23 miles to a gallon of gas.

Where the new M3 really excels, however, is in its styling, which includes a powerdome hood, a new front end with large air intakes, a sweptback roofline, air intake gills in the front side panels, a discreet spoiler at the rear, dual tailpipes, flared wheel arches, and tuning-fork high-performance 19-inch wheels.

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BMW M3 Questions

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The New M3

how good is the new M3 as a sport car?

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Would Bmw Put All Wheel Drive On An M3

Has it ever been discussed that BMW woudl produce an All wheel drive version of the M3?

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New Csl M3

is there a new bmw m3 csl?

244 views with 13 answers (last answer 5 years ago)
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How Fast Is It?

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How Much Do You Think Used 2004/2003 M3's Will Drop, Now That The New 2008 ...

Just curious what you think this new 2008 model will do to 2003/2004 used M3 prices. Will lots of people be selling their 4-5 year old M3's to buy the new model?

325 views with 1 answer (last answer 6 years ago)