The 2009 BMW M3 truly is an ultimate driving machine. Available in coupe, sedan or convertible trims, the BMW M3 is a sporty powerhouse. New for 2009 is the option of the popular BMW Le Mans Blue exterior color. Power comes from the 4.0L V8 which produces 414 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. The standard transmission is a 6-speed manual with a heavy-duty dual-disc clutch; however, you have the option of changing that out for the Double Clutch Gearbox (DKG) which is a 7-speed transmission using independently operated clutches without a clutch pedal. The BMW M3 achieves 14 mpg city/20 mpg hwy. This vehicle sets itself apart from the standard BMW 3-series cars by way of its aluminum hood with a powerdome, 18-inch M double spoke chrome wheels, M rear apron diffuser, M quad-polished stainless steel exhaust tips, carbon fiber roof and many other little touches that let everyone else know your BMW M3 means business. From a standing start, you will hit 60 mph in about 4.7 sec, and you can continue on to the top speed of 155 mph. Thankfully, the brakes of the BMW M3, 14.2-inch front and 13.8-inch rear, are large enough to slow you back down.