2009 BMW M3 Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Active charcoal 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 · Cupholders: rear, front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Memorized settings: side mirrors, driver seat, 2 driver · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 4 · Power outlet(s): 12V · Power steering · Push-button start · Reading lights: front, rear · 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
Exterior Features Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: stainless-steel · Mirror color: body-color · Rear spoiler · Rear spoiler color: body-color
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: lamp failure, low fuel, engine oil, coolant, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Headlights: dusk sensing, HID, cornering, self-leveling, Auto on/off · Taillights: adaptive
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Power adjustments: 6
Rear Seats Rear heat: rear ventilation ducts with fan control · Type: 60-40 split 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 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 · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
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: variable intermittent, rain sensing · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows · Rear defogger
417 Rear Manual Side Window Shades $575
Price $54,500 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 4.0L 414 hp V8
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
20MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$54,500
Invoice$50,140

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
The 2009 BMW M3 Sedan’s 32-valve, 4.0-liter V8 has been touted as the lightest V8 in the world, lighter even than the inline six that previously powered the M3. With 420 hp and 295 lb-f... Read More
The 2009 BMW M3 Sedan’s 32-valve, 4.0-liter V8 has been touted as the lightest V8 in the world, lighter even than the inline six that previously powered the M3. With 420 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, its maximum speed tops out at 8,300 rpm, and it features electronic throttle control and cooling, an aluminum and silicon alloy crankcase, a distributor-less electronic ignition system, and variable valve timing. The sole transmission, a six-speed manual with hill-holder clutch, gets EPA estimates of 14/20 mpg.
This rear-wheel-drive, four-door saloon has a unique sport suspension, including stiffened dampers and springs, an aluminum double-pivot gas-pressurized strut-type front suspension, five-link rear suspension with coil springs and gas-pressurized shocks, and stabilizer bars front and rear. 18-inch wheels spread 8.5 inches in the front and 9.5 in the rear, wrapped in P245/40ZR18 front and P265/40ZR18 rear performance tires. A limited-slip differential, traction control, and dynamic stability control are all standard.
M3-specifc features abound, like front air intake scoops, an M rear spoiler, flared fenders and wheel arches to accommodate the larger wheels, side air intake and fender gills, a chrome grille, clear signal lenses, unique M power heated mirrors, M door handles with ground lighting, and, of course - M badging. The M-specific features don’t end there, with an M three-spoke, leather-wrapped tilt and telescoping steering wheel with integrated audio and phone controls, as well as M-color stitching and a special instrument cluster with faux-aluminum dials for the gauges. You’ll also get all the usual luxury of the 3 Series, with 8-way power front bucket seats, a driver memory system, an AM/FM/CD/MP3 player with digital media connection, tri-zone climate control, dynamic cruise, and full power, including heated door locks, remote keyless entry, and a power sunroof.
Exterior illumination includes daytime running lights and steering-linked adaptive xenon headlights, while lighted visor mirrors, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, and ambient interior lighting keep things visible inside. Rain-sensing variable-intermittent wipers with heated washer jets are standard. A center console leads back to the split-folding rear seat, while a trip computer and outside temperature indicator are expectedly included. Safety features include a tire pressure monitor, four-wheel ventilated swing-caliper disc brakes with vacuum assist and anti-skid, dual front, front side, and front and rear side head-protecting airbags, front-seat active head restraints, and a theft-deterrent system.
Adds to Sedan:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Active charcoal 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 · 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 · Power steering · Push-button start · Reading lights: front, rear · 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
Exterior Features Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: stainless-steel · Mirror color: body-color · Rear spoiler · Rear spoiler color: body-color
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: lamp failure, low fuel, engine oil, coolant, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Headlights: dusk sensing, HID, cornering, self-leveling, Auto on/off · Taillights: adaptive
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, 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
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
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: variable intermittent, rain sensing · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows · Rear defogger
415 Power Rear Sunshade $350
Price $57,500 MSRP
Body Style Coupe
Engine 4.0L 414 hp V8
Seating 4
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
20MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$57,500
Invoice$52,900

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
Year after year, BMW has us wondering, “How?” For instance, the 32-valve, 4.0-liter V8 in this year’s M3 is two cylinders larger than the inline six that powered the pre-2008 M3s, and y... Read More
Year after year, BMW has us wondering, “How?” For instance, the 32-valve, 4.0-liter V8 in this year’s M3 is two cylinders larger than the inline six that powered the pre-2008 M3s, and yet the new V8 is lighter. In fact, it’s the lightest V8 in the world. Producing 420 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, it revs to 8,300 rpm and features many weight- and power-saving features - electronic throttle control and cooling, an aluminum and silicon alloy crankcase, a distributor-less electronic ignition system, and variable valve timing. With its six-speed manual transmission with hill-holder clutch, it puts up EPA estimates of 14/20 mpg.
And those aren’t the only weight-saving features of the M3. A carbon-fiber roof and aluminum hood not only shave weight, they lower the car's center of gravity, improving the M3’s already impressive cornering ability. This rear-wheel-drive, two-door monster has a specially calibrated suspension, with stiffened dampers and springs, an aluminum double-pivot gas-pressurized strut-type front suspension, a five-link rear suspension with coil springs and gas-pressurized shocks, and stabilizer bars front and rear. The 18-inch wheels are 8.5 inches wide up front and 9.5 in the rear, and come shod in P245/40ZR18 front and P265/40ZR18 rear performance tires. A limited-slip differential, traction control, and dynamic stability control further help to keep everything nice and civilized, even if you aren’t.
There are many exterior features to identify the M3, like front air intake scoops, the M rear spoiler, flared fenders and wheel arches to accommodate the larger wheels, side air intake and fender gills, a chrome grille, clear signal lenses, unique M power heated mirrors, unique door handles with ground lighting, and, of course, M badging. Unique M features continue on the interior, with an M three-spoke leather-wrapped tilt and telescoping steering wheel with integrated audio and phone controls, as well as M-color stitching and an M-design cluster with faux-aluminum dials for the gauges. You’ll also enjoy the usual 3 Series fare, with 8-way power front bucket seats, driver memory system, an AM/FM/CD/MP3 player with digital media connection, tri-zone climate control, dynamic cruise, and full power features, including heated door locks and remote keyless entry.
Daytime running lights and steering-linked adaptive xenon headlights handle luminosity on the outside, while illuminated visor mirrors, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, and ambient interior lighting take care of the inside. Rain-sensing variable-intermittent wipers with heated washer jets mean you’ll never have to worry about a dirty view. A center console leads back to the split-folding rear seat, while a trip computer and outside temperature indicator keep all relevant information right at hand. Safety features include a tire pressure monitor, four-wheel ventilated swing-caliper disc brakes with vacuum assist and anti-skid, dual front, front side, and front and rear side head-protecting airbags, front-seat active head restraints, and a theft-deterrent system.
Adds to Sedan:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning 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 · Footwell lights · Memorized settings: side mirrors, driver seat, 2 driver · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power steering · Push-button start · Reading lights: front, rear · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: 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
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: lamp failure, low fuel, engine oil, coolant, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Headlights: dusk sensing, HID, cornering, self-leveling, Auto on/off · Taillights: adaptive
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Power adjustments: 6
Roof Convertible rear window: glass · 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 · Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
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 · Rear defogger
Price $66,150 MSRP
Body Style Convertible
Engine 4.0L 414 hp V8
Seating 4
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
20MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$66,150
Invoice$60,860

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 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
What better way is there to lower a car's center of gravity than to cut off its roof? The 2009 BMW M3 Convertible makes sure any weight gains caused by going with a drop-top can be over... Read More
What better way is there to lower a car's center of gravity than to cut off its roof? The 2009 BMW M3 Convertible makes sure any weight gains caused by going with a drop-top can be overcome by way of the world’s lightest V8, a 32-valve, 4.0-liter, 420-hp beast, producing 295 lb-ft of torque. The V8’s maximum speed tops out at 8,300 rpm, and it enjoys power and weight-saving features such as electronic throttle control and cooling, an aluminum and silicon alloy crankcase, a distributor-less electronic ignition system, and variable valve timing. The six-speed manual transmission with hill-holder clutch, the only one offered, puts up EPA estimates of 14/20 mpg.
This rear-wheel-drive, two-door convertible has an M-calibrated sport suspension, including stiffened dampers and springs, an aluminum double-pivot gas-pressurized strut-type front suspension, a five-link rear suspension with coil springs and gas-pressurized shocks, and stabilizer bars front and rear. Its 18-inch wheels are 8.5 inches wide in the front and 1 inch wider in the rear. Wrapped in P245/40ZR18 front and P265/40ZR18 rear performance tires, grip should not be an issue. A limited-slip differential, traction control, and dynamic stability control corner babysitting duty.
Front air intake scoops, an M rear spoiler, flared fenders and wheel arches to accommodate the larger wheels, side air intake and fender gills, a chrome grille, clear signal lenses, unique M power heated mirrors, M door handles with ground lighting, and M badging all distinguish the M3 from its lesser siblings. Inside, an M three-spoke leather-wrapped tilt and telescoping steering wheel with integrated audio and phone controls, as well as M-color stitching and a special instrument cluster with faux-aluminum dials for the gauges all stand out. But the M3 does show a certain family resemblance, with standard 3 Series features such as 8-way power front bucket seats, a driver memory system, an AM/FM/CD/MP3 player with digital media connection, tri-zone climate control, dynamic cruise, and full power, including heated door locks and remote keyless entry.
Daytime running lights and steering-linked adaptive xenon headlights brighten the outside, while lighted visor mirrors, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, and ambient interior lighting tackle the interior. Rain-sensing variable-intermittent wipers with heated washer jets are standard. A center console leads back to the split-folding rear seat. A trip computer and outside temperature indicator are further 3 Series carryovers. Safety features include a tire pressure monitor, four-wheel ventilated swing-caliper disc brakes with vacuum assist and anti-skid, dual front, front side, and front and rear side head-protecting airbags, front-seat active head restraints, and a theft-deterrent system.