2008 BMW M3 Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · Sirius-ready satellite radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 10 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 14.2 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.8 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with storage · Door sill trim: aluminum · 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: adaptive · Cupholders: rear, front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Footwell lights · Memorized settings: side mirrors, driver seat, 2 driver · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 4 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Push-button start · Reading lights: front, rear · Rechargeable flashlight · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: door pockets, front seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.85 · Limited slip differential: rear
Engine Oil cooler: auxiliary
Exterior Features Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: stainless-steel · Front Spoiler · Mirror color: body-color · Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation External temperature display · Fuel economy display: range · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Headlights: dusk sensing, HID, cornering, self-leveling, adaptive, auto delay off · Taillights: adaptive
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, reverse gear tilt, heated
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Power adjustments: 6
Rear Seats Rear heat: rear ventilation ducts with fan control · Type: bench
Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release · Impact absorbing bumpers · Impact sensor: battery disconnect, door unlock, fuel cut-off
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: sport · Passenger seat power adjustments: reclining · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding · Upholstery: leather/cloth
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Heated door locks · Power door locks · Rolling code security: rolling code key, rolling code remote
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lateral links · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · 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 Wheels: chrome alloy
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows: remote operation · Rear defogger
Price $53,800 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 4.0L 414 hp V8
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
20MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$53,800
Invoice$49,495

Transmission Options

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

Safety

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

Amenities

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

Engine

4.0L 414 hp V8
Power 414 hp @ 8,300 RPM
Torque 295 lb-ft @ 3,900 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16.6 gal
Front Legroom41.5 in
Back Legroom34.6 in
Wheelbase108.7 in
Length180.4 in
Width77.8 in
Height57 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume12 cu ft
Maximum Payload1,014 lbs
From its muscular front end to its four chromed tailpipes, the 2008 BMW M3 Sedan excels at combining the elements of a true street racer with the functionality of a four-door sedan. The... Read More
From its muscular front end to its four chromed tailpipes, the 2008 BMW M3 Sedan excels at combining the elements of a true street racer with the functionality of a four-door sedan. The rear-wheel-drive M3 Sedan delivers impressive performance, thanks to its all-new, high-revving 414-horsepower V8 engine, the first eight-cylinder dropped into an M3. The V8 drives the sporty sedan from 0 to 60 in just 4.7 seconds, resulting in an exhilarating ride. The powerhouse V8 engine links to a fast-shifting six-speed manual transmission, while a new lightweight, ventilated clutch stays cooler than that in previous versions.
The engine resides under the M3's powerdome hood, part of a muscular front-end design. A front air dam, aerodynamic exterior mirrors, air intake gills in the front side panels, a discreet spoiler at the rear, and dual tailpipes all combine to give the M3 an aggressive yet refined look. BMW notes that the 2008 M3 Sedan 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.
Sport bucket seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and an intelligent safety system that controls airbags as well as the seatbelts and central locking system in the event of an accident are among the M3's interior features.
The M3 can be equipped with a range of innovative options, including the M Dynamic Mode, accessed by an M button on the steering wheel. This mode adjusts a number of components, including the dynamic stability control, the suspension, and the throttle, to provide optimal performance at all speed levels. The settings can also be adjusted manually using the optional dashboard display.
Features such as the race-oriented engine and transmission, the lighter-weight body, the powerful antilock brakes, and the innovative technology features get high marks from drivers and reviewers. Some note the the M3 gets only mediocre gas mileage, and some think the exterior styling could be sportier. But overall the M3 delivers for drivers who are looking for a sport-oriented sedan.
Adds to Sedan:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · Sirius-ready satellite radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 10 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 14.2 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.8 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Door sill trim: aluminum · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: second row, front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control: adaptive · Cupholders: rear, front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Footwell lights · Memorized settings: side mirrors, driver seat, 2 driver · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Push-button start · Reading lights: front, rear · Rechargeable flashlight · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: door pockets, front seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.85 · Limited slip differential: rear
Engine Oil cooler: auxiliary
Exterior Features Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: stainless-steel · Front Spoiler · Mirror color: body-color · Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation External temperature display · Fuel economy display: range · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Headlights: dusk sensing, HID, cornering, self-leveling, adaptive, auto delay off · Taillights: adaptive
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, reverse gear tilt, heated
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Power adjustments: 6
Rear Seats Rear heat: rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release · Impact absorbing bumpers · Impact sensor: battery disconnect, door unlock, fuel cut-off
Seatbelts Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: sport · Passenger seat power adjustments: reclining · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leather/cloth
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Heated door locks · Power door locks · Rolling code security: rolling code key, rolling code remote
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lateral links · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · 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 Wheels: chrome alloy
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows: remote operation · Rear defogger
415 Power Rear Sunshade $350
Price $56,500 MSRP
Body Style Coupe
Engine 4.0L 414 hp V8
Seating 4
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
20MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$56,500
Invoice$51,980

Transmission Options

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

Safety

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

Amenities

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

Engine

4.0L 414 hp V8
Power 414 hp @ 8,300 RPM
Torque 295 lb-ft @ 3,900 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating4 seats
Fuel Tank Volume20 gal
Front Legroom41.8 in
Back Legroom33.7 in
Wheelbase108.7 in
Length181.8 in
Width77.8 in
Height55.8 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume11.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload882 lbs
A true street racer, the 2008 BMW M3 Coupe delivers impressive performance, thanks to its all-new, high-revving 414-horsepower V8 engine, the first eight-cylinder dropped into an M3. En... Read More
A true street racer, the 2008 BMW M3 Coupe delivers impressive performance, thanks to its all-new, high-revving 414-horsepower V8 engine, the first eight-cylinder dropped into an M3. Engine elements borrowed from BMW's motorsports division, like individual throttle butterflies, provide faster response and better performance. The V8 drives the sporty coupe from 0 to 60 in just 4.7 seconds, resulting in an exhilarating ride. The powerhouse V8 engine links to a fast-shifting six-speed manual transmission, while a new lightweight, ventilated clutch stays cooler than that in previous versions, according to BMW.
The engine resides under the M3's powerdome hood, part of the coupe's muscular exterior design. A front air dam, aerodynamic exterior mirrors, air intake gills in the front side panels, a discreet spoiler at the rear, and dual tailpipes all combine to give the M3 an aggressive look. BMW used carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (again, borrowed from the motorsport side) for the M3 Coupe's roof, resulting in a lighter, more efficient, and more agile vehicle with a lower center of gravity. The M3 Coupe is the first production car in its segment with this type of roof, according to BMW.
Sport bucket seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and an intelligent safety system that controls airbags as well as the seatbelts and the central locking system in the event of an accident are among the M3's many interior features.
The M3 can be equipped with a range of innovative options, including the M Dynamic Mode, accessed by an M button on the steering wheel. The M mode adjusts a number of components, including the dynamic stability control, the suspension, and the throttle, to provide optimal performance at all speed levels. Drivers can also adjust the settings manually using the optional dashboard display.
Features such as the race-oriented engine and transmission, the lighter-weight body, and powerful antilock brakes get high marks from drivers and reviewers. Some note the M3 gets only mediocre gas mileage, and some think the exterior styling could be sportier. But overall the M3 delivers for drivers who are seeking a sport-oriented coupe.
Adds to Sedan:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Active charcoal air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · Sirius-ready satellite radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 10 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 14.2 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.8 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Door sill trim: aluminum · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: second row, front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Easy entry: power driver seat · Footwell lights · Memorized settings: side mirrors, 2 driver · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power activated trunk/hatch: open · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Push-button start · Reading lights: front, rear · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, door pockets · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.85 · Limited slip differential: rear
Exterior Features Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: stainless-steel · Front bumper color: body-color · Mirror color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color · Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation External temperature display · Oil pressure gauge · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Headlights: dusk sensing, HID, cornering, self-leveling, Auto off, adaptive · Taillights: adaptive
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, reverse gear tilt, heated
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Power adjustments: 6
Roof Convertible roof: power retractable hard top
Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release · Impact absorbing bumpers · Impact sensor: battery disconnect, door unlock, fuel cut-off
Seatbelts Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: sport · Passenger seat power adjustments: reclining · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Engine immobilizer · Heated door locks · Power door locks · Rolling code security
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lateral links · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · 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
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, rain sensing · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows: remote operation · Rear defogger
Price $64,950 MSRP
Body Style Convertible
Engine 4.0L 414 hp V8
Seating 4
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
19MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$64,950
Invoice$59,755

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
19MPG highway
7-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
20MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
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

4.0L 414 hp V8
Power 414 hp @ 8,300 RPM
Torque 295 lb-ft @ 3,900 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating4 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16.6 gal
Front Legroom41.8 in
Back Legroom31.9 in
Wheelbase108.7 in
Length181.7 in
Width77.8 in
Height54.8 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume9 cu ft