The M3 version of the E46 3 Series was produced in coup? and convertible body styles. The E46 M3 is powered by the S54 straight-six engine and has a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration time of 5.1 seconds for the coupe, with either the manual or SMG-II transmission. The skid pad cornering results are 0.89 g for the coupe and 0.81 g for the convertible.
The kerb weight of the 2000 M3 coupe is 1,570 kg (3,461 lb). The top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).
The available transmissions were a Getrag 420G 6-speed manual transmission or a SMG-II 6-speed automated manual transmission, which was based on the Getrag 420G. The SMG-II used an electrohydraulically actuated clutch and gearshifts could be selected via the gear knob or paddles mounted on the steering wheel. The SMG-II was praised for its fast shift times and racetrack performance, but some people found its shifts to be delayed and lurching in stop-start traffic.
Total production of the E46 M3 was 56,133 coupes and 29,633 convertibles. The cars were assembled at the BMW Regensburg factory in Germany and production was from September 2000 until August 2006, production totaled 85,766.
An M3 Touring station wagon prototype was built to evaluate the feasibility of building an M3 model on the existing platform of the E46 station wagon (especially the integration of the M3’s wider rear wheel arches onto the wagon body), however it did not reach production. ford wallpapers, car wallpaper, pagani wallpapers, BMW M3 wallpapers, toyota wallpapers
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Notable technology includes a pure carbon fibre monocoque and subframe produced by ATR Composites Group of Italy, dry sump lubrication and inboard suspension. At speeds above 113 km/h (70 mph), the electronically operated rear wing raises into the airstream to reduce lift. The radiator of the Carrera GT is about five times the size of that of a 911 Turbo of its time. The car’s front and rear suspension system consists of pushrod actuated shock absorbers and dampers with anti-roll bars. Porsche Carrera GT wallpapers#volvo #mitsubishi #FordRanger #BmwX5 #AudiRS3