The 2012 BMW M3 Convertible lives up to the BMW's reputation in regards to reliability, comfort and safety. Being one of the variants of the Regensburg-based German manufacturer, it comes complete with high-tech features that make driving it a dream come true, whether you are after a luxury or sports car. This is a vehicle that offers a little something for everyone. The BMW M3 Convertible is powered by a 4.0-liter V-8 engine that produces 414 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, so there is plenty of power there to go head-to-head with many sports care on the market. In fact, this swift engine can accelerate this convertible from zero to 60 mph in only 4.6 seconds! You can expect to feel a little of that power at the pump though as it only returns 13 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway.
Fast and flashy, the fourth generation M3 Convertible also features a sophisticated braking system that works perfectly, regardless of weather conditions. When braking power on this vehicle was tested, it was able to stop from 60 mph in only 100 feet. That is about the best you are going to find on the market, across many classes! With an impressive combination of an appealing interior and exterior, backed by unmatched power and a wide array of features, the BMW M3 convertible is arguably at the top of the list in the sports convertible class.
The BMW M3 Convertible's powerful engine features a variable inlet and outlet valve timing and individual throttle assemblies that help produce race car performance. The M3 has a BMW range-beating redline at 8400 rpm allowing it high revving and quick acceleration off the line. This rear wheel drive machine features a high tech and highly efficient power transmission. Those who prefer to be in a little more control of performance will be thrilled to learn that BMW offers a 6-speed manual transmission standard, so you are not forced to opt for an automatic.
The ride is what you would expect from BMW, smooth and responsive. The four-wheel independent suspension ensures that all passengers do not feel every bump in the road, however the backseat is a little cramped for adults to get comfortable for long rides. It also offers three driving modes to choose from, including Comfort, Normal and Sport so if you are after a smoother ride in the city, you can choose Comfort. Then, when you want to have a little fun take corners aggressively on winding roads, you will switch it into Sport.