2011 BMW M3 Values

The 2011 BMW M3 continues as the brand's high-performance version of the 3-series. Newly available this year is a Performance Package which includes chassis, tire, suspension and powertrain tweaks to further enhance driving dynamics. All versions of the M3 are powered by a 4.0-liter V8, making 414-hp at a high 8300 RPM, linked to a 6-speed manual or 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. A revised front and rear fascia, LED tail lamps and other exterior and interior refinements adorn the coupe, convertible and sedan trims. The M3 continues to be a track day favorite and promises low 4-second 0-60 times, even sharper handling than ever before and it still achieves up to 20 mpg hwy. Competitors include Mercedes C63 AMG and Audi S4.

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For 2011, the BMW 3-Series gets a new fourth-generation iDrive controller that features a redesigned menu structure, and direct-select keys surrounding the controller. A larger, higher resolution 8.8-inch display screen comes with the system and has been repositioned on the dash for easier readability. BMW has significantly upgraded the turbocharged engine in the 335i models; though its horsepower and torque ratings remain the same, a new twin-scroll, single-turbo arrangement replaces last year's twin-turbo configuration. Acceleration and responsiveness have been slightly improved. All-new for 2011 is a performance-oriented 335is Coupe, which pairs the 300-horsepower turbocharged six with BMW's 7-speed DCT (Double Clutch) gearbox, an automated transmission that allows quick, rev-matched shifts without the sacrifice in performance or fuel economy of a standard automatic transmission. Several new colors--Deep Sea Blu Metallic, Vermillion Red Metallic, and Mineral White Metallic--are newly offered on the Coupe. And throughout the 3-Series lineup, interior materials and trims have been upgraded. The M3 gets new Competition Package that lowers suspension, adds 19" wheels as well as an EDC sport mode intended to further improve handling.

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Several different body styles to choose from; great handling and steering; nice, well-controlled ride; available clean-diesel engine on Sedan; new track-oriented 335is model; tight retractable hardtop setup for Convertible

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The BMW 3-Series is offered in more body styles than any other vehicle in its class, and with coupe, sedan, wagon, or convertible variants, you'll be able to pick the one that fits you best. Across any of these models, the 3-Series has a refined, sophisticated feel combined with excellent steering and handling and smooth, responsive powertrains. Particularly of note are the new 335is Coupe, which combines the 300-hp turbocharged six and DCT transmission for the first time, and the 335d sedan, which can accelerate about as quickly and also returns a stunning 36 mpg highway. At the top of the range is the renowned M3, available in coupe, sedan and convertible form. A performance legend, the M3 represents one of the best performance values on the market today.

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