2011 Bmw M3 detail

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

 The BMW M3 is one of BMW’s factory output of cars that have been very famous for its reliability in the automotive world. This time his car that BMW issued a new series of 2011 BMW M3. 2011 BMW M3 car design of the series is almost similar to the previous M3. But there are additional components that are pretty good from the series 2011 BMW M3. in terms of engine performance and rider comfort.

The 2011 BMW Package is still powered by the 4.0 liter V8 engine that develops 309 kW/420 bhp, but it’s now equipped with an Auto Start Stop function. The 2011 BMW M3 represents the first application of this technology in conjunction with the dual clutch transmission.

Driving Impressions
Joe Wiesenfelder tested a 2010 M3 with a , and you can read his impressions here. Other manual cars I’ve driven are more enjoyable. The 2011 M3′s double-clutch transmission pulled away from stops and dealt with slow speeds better than the manual. I’m not a fan of BMW’s gear selectors for its . Slowing as you approach stoplights, there’s sometimes an odd lurching sensation when the transmission downshifts or chooses Neutral. It’s pretty subtle, but I did notice it; it’s the type of thing that would drive a manual-transmission-purist up the wall.
Ride & Handling
The steering is pinpoint accurate and gives you a great sense of confidence when approaching hairpin turns or broad sweepers. Our had optional 19-inch wheels, and, as you’d expect, they did affect the ride.
The car was fine in the Comfort setting — I felt bumps in the road and large potholes, but overall the ride was very good given the rough conditions of Chicago’s roads.
BMW says the M3 shares only the doors and trunklid with the regular 3 Series. To me, it looks like BMW has taken a clean, conservative and added some clean, conservative styling effects. It’s not blown-out and garish-looking, as some can be, and the M3 is a better car for it.
My favorite bit is the unpainted carbon fiber roof, which is exclusive to the M3. The carbon fiber material lowers the center of gravity, but the genius bit is leaving it unpainted. It looks really cool, even in contrast with the deep blue of our .
If there’s one thing BMW doesn’t get enough praise for, it’s the fact that its cars provide comfortable, safe driving positions. Also, when driving some it’s either hard to see out the car or it’s hard to judge exactly where the front or sides are. You want that if you intend to drive fast.
If you’re the sort who likes to be isolated from a car, the M3 isn’t for you.
There’s M-Drive, Drivelogic, EDC and so on.
The basics are that you can customize the car for a firmer ride, a more aggressive transmission shift program, a less intrusive electronic stability system and many other settings. After you’ve done that, the settings are saved and any time you want, you can press the M-Drive button on the steering wheel and they’ll pop into place.
When it comes time to go home, you simply dial everything back down to the civilized settings at the push of a single button and putter home like a good little boy.
Safety, Reliability & Mileage
The 2011 M3 has not been tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, but the 2010 has been, and its results should carry over when 2011 ratings are released. with active head restraints also received a Good rating in the Institute’s rear crash protection and head-restraint tests.
Our stickered at $69,925 including the gas-guzzler tax and $2,900 for the double-clutch automatic, so it’s not cheap. There are precious few cars that can be tamed by electronic systems to be docile city cruisers and then, when unleashed, attack the track with absolute ferocity.