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.Read more Read less
BMW's excellent 3-Series returns for 2009 with mild styling refreshing inside and out. The big news for 2009 is a new clean diesel engine now available in the 3-Series. It's a 3.0L twin-turbocharged engine that makes 265 hp and 425 lb-feet of torque, and available on the 335d model. It achieves up to 36 mpg on the highway, according to BMW.
Driving pleasure par excellence; wide variety of bodies and drivetrains; the best inline 6-cylinder engines for those who love motoring; the near-supercar performing M3.
The 2009 BMW 3-Series continues to be the benchmark against which other entry-level luxury cars are measured, mainly courtesy of its excellent driving experience. Power, braking and handling are perfectly matched to the vehicle's size and intended usage. The way BMW takes care of business inside the cockpit also has a lot to do with the popularity of this breed. The 3-Series makes sure no buyer is left behind by offering four body styles, three engines, and both rear- and all-wheel drive. 2009 sees a new twin-turbo diesel form of the 3-Series, providing excellent fuel efficiency on top of world-class performance.