2006 BMW M3 Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Front side curtain airbags
Audio System Audio security system · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · 1 subwoofer
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center · Cargo area floor mat · Center console trim: alloy · Dash trim: alloy · Door trim: alloy · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Front power outlet · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, door pockets, seatback
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Limited slip differential: rear
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable
Instrumentation Clock · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off, auto delay off · Taillights: adaptive
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, auto-dimming, heated
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments
Rear Seats Type: bench
Safety Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters · Seatbelt pretensioners
Seats Front seat type: sport · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: premium leather
Security Engine immobilizer · Power door locks · Rolling code security
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lateral links · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Phone: pre-wired for phone
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance
Tires and Rims 18 Inch Wheels
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows: remote operation · Rear defogger
Price $49,595 MSRP
Body Style Coupe
Engine 3.2L 333 hp I6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
22MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$49,595
Invoice$44,680

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
22MPG highway
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
21MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side AirbagsOptional
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Optional
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

3.2L 333 hp I6
Power 333 hp @ 7,900 RPM
Torque 262 lb-ft @ 4,900 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16 gal
Front Legroom41.7 in
Back Legroom33.2 in
Wheelbase107.5 in
Length176.9 in
Width70.1 in
Height54 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume9.5 cu ft
Maximum Payload1,038 lbs
Despite the 2006 redesign of the regular 3-Series (to the E90 platform), the M3 remained on the previous-generation platform (E46). Changes to the M3 Coupe for the year were minor, incl... Read More
Despite the 2006 redesign of the regular 3-Series (to the E90 platform), the M3 remained on the previous-generation platform (E46). Changes to the M3 Coupe for the year were minor, including mostly feature upgrades like leather upholstery as standard and a power rear-window shade. What remained the same was its spectacularly high performance level.
At the heart of that performance spins the M3 S54 engine. Although a traditional BMW six cylinder, it is a unique power plant engineered for the highest level of performance. For example, while current BMW sixes feature an aluminum block, the S54 uses iron in order to maintain its 3.2-liter displacement without increasing size and to make it strong enough to withstand its more-than-100-hp-per-liter output.
To achieve those numbers, BMW uses its VANOS variable cam phasing system to control the 24 valves activated by dual overhead cams and assisted by one of the most free-flowing production exhaust systems available. The S54 makes 333 hp at 7,900 rpm on the way to its 8,000-RPM redline, with 269 ft-lbs of torque at 4,900 rpm.
Power flows to the rear wheels through either a short-throw six-speed Getrag manual or a Sequential Manual Gearbox (SMG) transmission that employs electro-hydraulic shift control to achieve Formula One level shifting speeds. As a result the M3 coupe can do the 0-60 jump in a blazing 4.8 seconds. Yet with this older high-performance technology, you'll pay at the gas pump - mileage estimates are 16/24 mpg.
The M3 rides on a high-performance version of BMW's Macpherson strut front and multilink independent rear suspension. Yet, like the S54 engine, the bits and pieces of that suspension are unique to the M3. The suspension components are stronger and calibrated for a more firm ride. Reviewers, however, found the ride, "comfortable enough, in a sports way." That means you could use the M3 as a daily driver and autocross/time trial it on the weekends.
And if you're into serious weekend track events, BMW offers a Competition Package for the M3 Coupe only that consists of larger wheels (19 inches) and tires, cross-drilled brake rotors and upgraded pads, a stability control disabler, a faster steering ratio, Alcantara steering wheel and parking brake covering, and special aluminum trim.
Even without the Competition Package, the handling is benchmark-setting for its class. One reviewer wrote that with the throttle set in "Sport" mode, "the M3 will tackle your favorite set of switchbacks as fast as any production car on the road."
The interior, like the powertrain and suspension, support the car's high-performance objectives. Heavily bolstered front bucket seats with power adjustments hold occupants firmly when indulging in "spirited" road workouts, as the driver grips the thicker M sport steering wheel. Gauges provide quick and easy reading, with the tachometer featuring the M5-style variable warning segmentation - based on oil temperature, the LED display illuminates amber from 4,000 to 8,000 rpm, shutting off in 500 rpm segments as the engine warms up.
The BMW 3-Series has achieved a "Good" rating in the 40-mph frontal-offset crash test. The M3 has stability control, four-wheel ABS disc brakes, front side-impact, and head curtain airbags.
The M-Series remains a benchmark for its class - reviewers consider it a sports car with a backseat and usable trunk.
Adds to Coupe:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags
Audio System Audio security system · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · 1 subwoofer
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Center console trim: alloy · Dash trim: alloy · Door trim: alloy · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Memorized settings: driver seat · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, door pockets, seatback
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 8 · Power adjustments
Drivetrain Limited slip differential: rear
Instrumentation Clock · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off, auto delay off · Taillights: adaptive
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, auto-dimming, reverse gear tilt, heated
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments · Power adjustments
Rear Seats Type: bucket
Roof Convertible rear window: glass · Convertible roof: power
Safety Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release · Rollover Protection System
Seatbelts Seatbelt force limiters · Seatbelt pretensioners
Seats Front seat type: sport · Upholstery: premium leather
Security Engine immobilizer · Power door locks · Rolling code security
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lateral links · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Phone: pre-wired for phone · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth · Satellite communications: BMW Assist
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance
Tires and Rims 18 Inch Wheels
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows: remote operation · Rear defogger
Price $57,295 MSRP
Body Style Convertible
Engine 3.2L 333 hp I6
Seating 4
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
21MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$57,295
Invoice$51,685

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
21MPG highway
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
20MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side AirbagsOptional
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

3.2L 333 hp I6
Power 333 hp @ 7,900 RPM
Torque 262 lb-ft @ 4,900 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating4 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16 gal
Front Legroom41.7 in
Back Legroom32 in
Wheelbase107.5 in
Length176.9 in
Width70.1 in
Height53.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume8.9 cu ft
While a 2006 redesign moved most of BMW's 3-Series vehicles to a new E90 platform, the M3 convertible remained on the previous-generation platform (E46). Changes to the M3 convertible i... Read More
While a 2006 redesign moved most of BMW's 3-Series vehicles to a new E90 platform, the M3 convertible remained on the previous-generation platform (E46). Changes to the M3 convertible involved only new option packages. What remained the same was its spectacular level of performance.
At the heart of that performance spins the M3's S54 engine. Although a traditional BMW six cylinder, it is a unique powerplant engineered for the highest level of performance. For example, while current BMW sixes feature an aluminum block, the S54 uses iron in order to maintain its 3.2-liter displacement without increasing size and to make it strong enough to withstand the demands of its incredible output: more than 100 hp per liter.
To achieve those numbers, BMW uses its VANOS variable cam phasing system to control the engine's 24 valves, which are activated by dual overhead cams and assisted by one of the most free-flowing production exhaust systems. The S54 makes 333 hp at 7,900 RPM on the way to its 8,000-RPM redline, with 269 ft-lbs of torque at 4,900 RPM.
Power flows to the rear wheels through either a short-throw six-speed Getrag manual or a Sequential Manual Gearbox (SMG) transmission that employs electro-hydraulic shift control to achieve Formula One shifting speeds. As a result the M3 coupe does the 0-60 jump in a quick 5.4 seconds. Yet with this older high-performance technology, you'll pay at the gas pump - estimates are 16/22 mpg, with one reviewer observing 16 mpg average.
The M3 rides on a high-performance version of BMW's Macpherson strut front and multilink independent rear suspension. Yet, like the S54 engine, the bits and pieces of that suspension are unique to the M3. The suspension components are stronger and calibrated for a firmer ride. Reviewers, however, found the ride, "comfortable enough, in a sports way," meaning you could use the M3 as a daily driver and autocross/time trial it on the weekends.
The handling is benchmark for its class, and the convertible's extra 365 pounds over the coupe doesn't slow it down much. The Auto Channel reviewer wrote, "If the M3 coupe is a laser scalpel for the carving of corner apexes, the convertible is merely a finely-honed conventional surgical scalpel. Sharp enough, and then some."
The convertible top with heated rear glass is fully automatic. With the push of a button - no manual latch - it folds out of view. Reviewers reported "insignificant cowl shake - only on the poorest and roughest of roads."
The interior, like the powertrain and suspension, supports the car's high-performance objectives. Heavily bolstered front bucket seats with 10-way power adjustments hold occupants firmly when indulging in "spirited" road workouts as the driver grips the M's thicker sport steering wheel. Gauges provide quick and easy reading, with the tachometer featuring a variable warning segmentation - based on oil temperature, the LED display illuminates amber from 4,000 to 8,000 rpm, shutting off in 500-RPM segments as the engine warms up.
The BMW 3-Series has achieved a "Good" rating in the 40-mph frontal-offset crash test. The M3 has stability control, four-wheel ABS disc brakes, front side-impact airbags, and a Rollover Protection System with two sensor-deployed rollbars behind the front seats.
The M3 convertible remains a benchmark car for its class. Reviewers consider it a sports car with a backseat, usable trunk, and plenty of fresh air.