Used 2012 BMW M3 Coupe Review & Ratings

Review & Ratings of the 2012 BMW M3 Coupe

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The BMW M3 class of vehicles has been under development for almost 3 decades. Starting in 1986, the objective has always been to come up with a vehicle that is athletic, so to speak. The first generations of M3's didn't start out as big players in the market, since back then there were other well-established competitors. But, the BMW M3's popularity gained traction after it was featured at the Frankfurt Motor Show and became a big hit after a year among an ever-growing contingent of M enthusiasts.

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The smell of burning rubber graces your nostrils the moment BMW M3 Coupe comes to life with its powerful 4-Liter V8 Engine that results in 309 kW or 420 hp to a top speed of 250 km/h. What's really impressive is the ability to reach 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds - important especially in sharp corners where the car has to reduce its speed but has to regain it as quickly as possible. This can still be reduced to 4.6 Seconds with M Double Clutch Transmission. This feature will allow the driver to shift gears without taking the his hands off the steering wheel since shifting gears can be done by simply pressing buttons incorporated into the steering wheel - a very handy feature when driving at high speeds and on racetracks, where attention is crucial.

When gaining speed, another important aspect to consider is weight. The developers of the BMW M3 Coupe have managed to reduce the car's weight in certain crucial areas by using reinforced carbon fiber, a durable and lightweight material used for applications in the automotive industry. This allows for better control and shorter braking distances. It also helps to reduce fuel consumption. Speaking of control, having the fastest car in the race doesn't necessarily guarantee a win if you can't control your vehicle. The BMW M3 Coupe is guaranteed to deliver that necessity with its amazing 6 Manual speed transmission system that's been engineered to work with the M Double Clutch.

Safety is another concern while on the road. That concern is complicated when the task is to race down the road while breaking speed limits that would otherwise be prohibited. To further complicate it, there are other cars doing the exact same thing, very closely together. Even with roll cages, airbags still provide an important level of protection for the people inside the vehicle. The BMW M3 Coupe comes with lots of these airbags and they deploy both from behind and in front for both driver and passenger.

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