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3/4 Front Glamour 2008 BMW M3

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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 2008 BMW M3 specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 2008 BMW M3 warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

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2008 BMW M3 Base 4dr Rear-wheel Drive Sedan2008 BMW M3 Base 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Coupe2008 BMW M3 Base 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Convertible
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  • Overview
    MSRP *$53,800$56,500$64,950
    Invoice *$49,675$52,160$59,935
    Engine4.0L V-8 414 HP4.0L V-8 414 HP4.0L V-8 414 HP
    Transmission6-spd man w/OD6-spd man w/OD6-spd man w/OD
    Fuel Economy City14.0 mpg14.0 mpg13.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy20.0 mpg20.0 mpg19.0 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles48/50,00048/50,00048/50,000
  • Powertrain
    Engine4.0L V-8 414 HP4.0L V-8 414 HP4.0L V-8 414 HP
    Transmission6-spd man w/OD6-spd man w/OD6-spd man w/OD
    Alternator180 amp180 amp180 amp
    Axle Ratio3.853.853.85
    Recommended Fuel Typepremium unleadedpremium unleadedpremium unleaded
    Fuel Tank16.6 gal.16.6 gal.16.6 gal.
    Exhaustdual stainless steel with polished tailpipe finishdual stainless steel with polished tailpipe finishdual stainless steel with polished tailpipe finish
    Drive Typerear-wheelrear-wheelrear-wheel
    Limited Slip Differentiallimited slip differentiallimited slip differentiallimited slip differential
    Traction ControlABS & drivelineABS & drivelineABS & driveline
  • Steering and Suspension
    Electronic StabilityDSCDSCDSC
    Ridesportsportsport
    Front Suspensionstrutstrutstrut
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front Springscoilcoilcoil
    Front Shocksgas-pressurizedgas-pressurizedgas-pressurized
    Rear Suspensionmulti-linkmulti-linkmulti-link
    Rear Anti-Roll Barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll bar
    Rear Springscoilcoilcoil
    Rear Shocksgas-pressurizedgas-pressurizedgas-pressurized
    Steeringrack & pinionrack & pinionrack & pinion
    Brakes4-wheel disc4-wheel disc4-wheel disc
    Vented Disc Brakesfront and rearfront and rearfront and rear
    Wheels18.0 " silver aluminum18.0 " silver aluminum18.0 " silver aluminum
    Front TiresP245/40YR18.0BSW run flat performanceP245/40YR18.0BSW run flat performanceP245/40YR18.0BSW run flat performance
    Rear Tires (if different from Front)265/265/265/
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity544
    Front Seat Typesportsportsport
    Front Headrestsadjustable w/tiltadjustable w/tiltadjustable w/tilt
    Front Armrestscentercentercenter
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls12-way (10-way power)12-way (10-way power)12-way (10-way power)
    Easy EntryN/Arear seat easy entryrear seat easy entry
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls12-way (10-way power)12-way (10-way power)12-way (10-way power)
    Rear Seatsbench60-40 benchbench
    Rear Headrestsadjustableadjustableadjustable
    Rear Armrestscentercentercenter
    Seat Trimcloth/leathercloth/leatherleather
    Door Trimleatherleatherleather
    Headlinerfull clothfull clothfull cloth
    Floor Trimcarpetcarpetcarpet
    Dashboard Insertmetal-lookmetal-lookmetal-look
    Gear Shift Knob Trimleatherleatherleather
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    Convertible RoofN/AN/Apower with lining, glass rear window, roll-over protection, hard top
    Vanity Mirrorsdual illuminateddual illuminateddual illuminated
    Rearview Mirrorauto-dimming day-nightauto-dimming day-nightauto-dimming day-night
    Glove Boxlockinglockinglocking
    Dome Lightfadefadefade
    Reading Lightsfront & rearfront & rearfront & rear
    Floor Consolefullfullfull
    Cup Holderfront and rearfront and rearfront and rear
    Seatback Storage222
    Refrigerated Boxconsoleconsoleconsole
    Door Binsdualdualdual
    Cargo Concealed Storagecargo concealed storagecargo concealed storagecargo concealed storage
    Cargo Floor Trimcarpetedcarpetedcarpeted
    Trunk Lid Trimcarpetcarpetcarpet
    Cargo Tie Downscargo tie downscargo tie downscargo tie downs
    Cargo Lightcargo lightcargo lightcargo light
    Air Compressorair compressorair compressorair compressor
    Front Air Conditioningdual zone frontdual zone frontdual zone front
    Climate Controlautomatic air conditioningautomatic air conditioningautomatic air conditioning
    Rear Air Conditioningrear air with separate controlsrear air with separate controlsrear air with separate controls
    Air Filterair filterair filterair filter
    Rear Heat Ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ducts
    Automatic Air Recirculationautomatic air recirculationautomatic air recirculationautomatic air recirculation
    RadioAM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scanAM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scanAM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan
    Radio Steering Wheel Controlsradio steering wheel controlsradio steering wheel controlsradio steering wheel controls
    CDin-dash mounted singlein-dash mounted singlein-dash mounted single
    MP3 PlayerMP3 decoderMP3 decoderMP3 decoder
    Speakers101010
    Amplifieramplifieramplifieramplifier
    Radio Theft Deterrentradio theft deterrentradio theft deterrentradio theft deterrent
    Antennawindow grid diversitywindow grid diversitywindow grid diversity
    Cruise Controlcruise controlcruise controlcruise control
    Door Lockspower with 2 stage unlockpower with 2 stage unlockpower with 2 stage unlock
    Remote Keyless Entrykeyfob (all doors)keyfob (all doors)keyfob (all doors)
    Trunk/Hatch/Door Releasepowerpowerpower
    Rear Child Safety Door Locksrear child safety door locksN/AN/A
    Fuel Filler Door Releasefuel filler door releasefuel filler door releasefuel filler door release
    Cell Phonepre-wiringpre-wiringpre-wiring
    Power Outlets222
    Trunk PulldownN/AN/Atrunk/hatch auto-latch
    Driver Foot Restdriver foot restdriver foot restdriver foot rest
    Retained Accessory Powerretained accessory powerretained accessory powerretained accessory power
    Smokers Packageashtrayashtrayashtray
    Lighter Elementsfrontfrontfront
    Instrument Displayanaloganaloganalog
    Tachometertachometertachometertachometer
    Oil Pressure Gaugeoil pressure gaugeoil pressure gaugeoil pressure gauge
    Clockin-dashin-dashin-dash
    Exterior Temperatureexterior temperatureexterior temperatureexterior temperature
    Systems Monitorsystems monitorsystems monitorsystems monitor
    Trip Computertrip computertrip computertrip computer
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Steering Wheeltelescopic tilt sporttelescopic tilt sporttelescopic tilt sport
    Steering Wheel Materialleatherleatherleather
    Front Windowspowerpowerpower
    Rear Windowspowerfixedpower
    1-Touch Openfront and reardriver and passengerfront and rear
    Tinted Windowslightlightlight
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittentvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
    Heated Front Wipersjetsjetsjets
    Rain Detecting Wipersrain detecting wipersrain detecting wipersrain detecting wipers
    Speed Sensitve Wipersspeed sensitive wipersspeed sensitive wipersspeed sensitive wipers
    Sun Visor Stripsun visor stripsun visor stripsun visor strip
    Rear Defrosterrear defrosterrear defrosterrear defroster
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    Daytime Running Lightsdaytime running lightsdaytime running lightsdaytime running lights
    Center High Mounted Stop Lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop light
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passengerdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
    Driver Side Impact Airbagsseat mountedseat mountedseat mounted
    Passenger Side Impact Airbagseat mountedseat mountedseat mounted
    Overhead Airbagcurtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbagscurtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbagsN/A
    Occupancy Sensoroccupancy sensoroccupancy sensoroccupancy sensor
    Head ProtectionN/AN/Adriver and passenger
    Knee AirbagN/AN/Adriver and passenger
    Side Impact Barsside impact beamsside impact beamsside impact beams
    Seatbelt Pretensionersfrontfrontfront
    Ignition Disableimmobilizerimmobilizerimmobilizer
    Security Systemsecurity systemsecurity systemsecurity system
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count4 doors2 doors2 doors
    Maximum Cargo Volume12.0 cu.ft.11.1 cu.ft.12.2 cu.ft.
    Exterior Length180.4 "181.8 "181.7 "
    Exterior Width71.5 "70.2 "71.0 "
    Exterior Height55.7 "55.6 "54.8 "
    Wheelbase109 "109 "109 "
    Front Tread61 "61 "61 "
    Rear Tread61 "61 "61 "
    Turning Radius18.0 '18.1 '18.1 '
    Curb Weight3,726 lbs.3,704 lbs.4,145 lbs.
    Payload1,014 lbs.882 lbs.882 lbs.
    Drag Coefficient.30.31.32
    Front Legroom41.5 "41.8 "41.8 "
    Rear Legroom34.6 "33.7 "31.9 "
    Front Headroom38.5 "38.4 "38.0 "
    Rear Headroom37.5 "36.8 "36.5 "
    Front Shoulder Room57.5 "57.4 "55.3 "
    Rear Shoulder Room57.2 "55.2 "49.3 "
    Passenger Volume93 cu.ft.89 cu.ft.84 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume12.0 cu.ft.11.1 cu.ft.9.0 cu.ft.
  • Exterior Features
    Rear SpoilerliplipN/A
    Bumpersbody-coloredbody-coloredbody-colored
    Grille Moldingschromechromechrome
    Paintclearcoat monotoneclearcoat monotoneclearcoat monotone
    Exterior Mirrorsdual heated, power remote driver, power remote w/tilt down passengerdual heated, power remote driver, power remote w/tilt down passengerdual heated, power remote driver, power remote w/tilt down passenger
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles48/50,00048/50,00048/50,000
    Major Components Months/Miles48/50,00048/50,00048/50,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles144/unlimited144/unlimited144/unlimited
    Roadside Assistance Months/Miles48/unlimited48/unlimited48/unlimited
    Maintenance Months/Miles48/50,00048/50,00048/50,000
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Safety Rating

Below is the 2008 BMW M3 safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.
StyleFrontal Rating
Side Rating
  Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Specs section.

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