Features & Specs

Performance and efficiency
4.0-liter 32-valve 414-hp V-8 engine with M Double-VANOS "steplessly" variable valve timing8 individual throttles, electronically controlled (drive-by-wire)
Digital Motor Electronics (DME) with on-board diagnosticsOil coolant heat exchanger
Distributorless electronic ignition system3-way catalytic converter with heated oxygen sensor
6-speed manual transmission with additional oil cooler and heavy-duty dual-disc clutch
Handling, ride and braking
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with M Dynamic Mode (MDM)All Season Traction with Variable M Differential Lock
Vehicle-speed-sensitive variable-assist power steering (M Servotronic)M Drive
M suspension with twin-joint spring-strut front axle, subframe, front axle tie-rod and stiffening plate in aluminum, rear axle subframe in steel, track control arm and spring strut in aluminum and lightweight steel constructionGas-pressurized front struts and rear shock absorbers
4-wheel BMW M vacuum-assisted ventilated, cross-drilled compound disc brakes with floating brake rotorsHigh-performance-tuned anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Dynamic Brake Control
Anthracite and Black Cloth/Leather upholsteryAnthracite headliner
Titanium Shadow interior trimManually-adjustable front M sport seats including manually adjustable thigh support, power-adjustable backrest side bolsters and 4-way power lumbar support
Split fold-down rear seats (M3 Convertible fold-down rear seats include two convenience hooks)Folding rear-seat headrests
Adjustable front armrestDoor sills with BMW M3 logo
Double Spoke (Style 219M) Bright Silver finish M light alloy wheels, 18 x 8.5 front, 18 x 9.5 rear; 245/40 front and 265/40 rear performance tires1Xenon Adaptive low- and high-beam headlights with auto-leveling and Cornering Lights function
Aluminum hood with powerdomeCarbon-fiber roof (not available with moonroof, which requires a steel roof)
Flared front and rear fenders, including wheel arches; vent gills in front fenders with integrated indicator and M3 logoFront and rear spoiler (M3 Convertible does not have a rear spoiler)
M rear apron with diffuserFlat-paneled underbody
Shadowline trimM exterior side-view mirrors in body color with double bridge in black
Heated side-view mirrors, windshield washer jets and door locksWhite turn-signal indicators
M quad polished stainless steel exhaust tips
Safety and security
Driver's and passenger's front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology: dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment; and front-passenger seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deploymentFront-seat-mounted side-impact airbags
Head Protection System (HPS), front and rearBMW's Advanced Safety System for integrated deployment of passive and active safety features
Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door intrusion in side impactsBumper system with aluminum impact absorbers at the front, steel impact absorbers at the rear, and front-compressible elements
Adaptive BrakelightsAutomatic front safety-belt pretensioners
Child-seat automatic safety-belt locking device in rear seatsCentral locking system (leaves gas filler door unlocked) and double-lock feature
Coded Driveaway Protection (prevents engine start when your key, with constantly changing electronic code, is not used)Anti-theft alarm system with keyhead remote operation and interior motion detector
Crash sensor that activates Battery Safety Terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery; automatically unlocks doors, and turns on hazard and interior lightsM Mobility System (includes lifetime BMW Roadside Assistance for tire assistance)
BMW Assist™ Safety Plan includes four years of Automatic Collision Notification, Emergency Request, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Door Unlock, Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Customer Relations, TeleService; Mobile Office features2; MyInfo lets you send business locations and street addresses directly to your BMW and Navigation system (for complete details, visit bmwassist.com)
Comfort and convenience
Multi-function remote controlAutomatic climate control includes micro-filter, automatic air recirculation, left/right temperature control, temperature- and volume-controlled rear outlets, windshield misting sensor, MAX A/C, heat at rest, and recall of individual user settings
Power front/rear windows with "one-touch" up/down operation (in M3 Coupe, rear windows are stationary and do not include up/down operation)Rain-sensing windshield wipers with Automatic headlight control
Automatic-dimming inside rear-view mirrorAutomatic safety-belt assistant
BMW Ambiance lighting front and rearCourtesy lights include fade in/fade out, actuation from remote, automatic switch-on when engine is turned off, separately controlled left/right front and rear reading lights, front footwell lighting, and illuminated vanity mirrors
Cruise Control with column-mounted stalk3Console valet and cupholders
Vehicle & Key MemoryElectric interior trunk release
Fully finished trunk
Instrumentation and controls
3-spoke, leather-wrapped multi-function M sport steering wheel with controls for audio system, cruise control, and Bluetooth® wireless communication for hands-free mobile phone; M color stitching and tilt/telescopic adjustmentBluetooth wireless technology for hands-free calling (with Bluetooth compatible mobile phone, if so equipped4), phonebook downloading and speech recognition capabilities (please visit your authorized BMW center for details on standard and optional services)
Engine Start/Stop buttonM-design instrument cluster with titanium-finish-ringed instrument dials and red needles
Service Interval Indicator with miles-to-service displayCheck Control vehicle monitoring system
Tachometer with variable warning zones and oil temperature displayOn-board computer with detailed vehicle information, including travel range on remaining fuel, external temperature (including freezing temperature warning)
M DriveTire Pressure Monitor
AM/FM stereo/CD audio system with Radio Data System (RDS), Auto-Store, MP3 capability and 3-channel FM diversity antenna systemHD Radio™ with "multicast" FM station reception
iPod® and USB adapter
BMW Services
BMW Ultimate Service® (for complete details on BMW Ultimate Service, visit bmwusa.com/ultimateservice)