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2022 BMW M3
Competition RWD
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The BMW M3 has long been the gold standard compact performance/luxury car. Though it has grown through the years (and become exclusively a sedan), it retains that artful blend of thril...

2002 BMW Z3 M
Hatchback RWD
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2022 BMW M3
Competition RWD
2002 BMW Z3 M
Hatchback RWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic 5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
23 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.6 gal 16 gal
Fuel Type
503 hp @ 6,250 RPM
315 hp @ 7,400 RPM
479 lb-ft @ 2,750 RPM
251 lb-ft @ 4,900 RPM
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
3,000 cc
3,200 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.31 in x 3.54 in
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Curtain Airbags Standard --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Optional
Leather Seats Standard Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player -- Optional
Cassette Player -- Optional
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats Standard Optional
Passenger Power Seats Standard Optional
Maximum Seating 5 seats 2 seats
Front Legroom 41.6 in 41.8 in
Back Legroom 35.6 in --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13 cu ft --
Maximum Payload 860 lbs --
Length 189.1 in 158.5 in
Width 81.4 in 68.5 in
Height 56.4 in 50.4 in
Wheelbase 112.5 in 96.8 in

Available Options

2022 BMW M3
Competition RWD

Exterior Colors

  • AVENTURIN Red Metallic
  • Alpine White
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Brooklyn Grey Metallic
  • Frozen Brilliant White Metallic
  • Frozen PORTIMAO Blue Metallic
  • Individual DRAVIT Grey Metallic
  • Isle Of Man Green Metallic
  • Oxide Grey Metallic
  • PORTIMAO Blue Metallic
  • SAO Paulo Yellow
  • Skyscraper Gray Metallic
  • TANZANITE Blue II Metallic
  • Toronto Red Metallic

Option Packages

  • M Driver's Package
  • BMW Individual Aluminum Fabric High-Gloss
  • Carbon Fiber Trim
  • Driving Assistance Professional Package
  • Executive Package
  • Icon Adaptive Led Headlights W/LASERLIGHT
  • Individual Piano Black Finish Trim
  • M Carbon Exterior Package
  • M Drive Professional
  • Parking Assistance Package
  • BMW Individual Fine-Wood Trim
  • Fiona Red/Black, Full Merino Leather Upholstery (VB)
  • Fjord Blue/Black, Full Merino Leather Upholstery (ZB)
  • Ivory White, Full Merino Leather Upholstery (ZB)
  • KYALAMI Orange/Black, Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • SILVERSTONE/Black, Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • TARTUFO/Black, Full Merino Leather Upholstery (VB)
  • YAS Marina Blue/Black, Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • M Carbon Bucket Seats
  • M Carbon Ceramic Brakes
2002 BMW Z3 M
Hatchback RWD

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