M3 shoot-out - specifications

 BMW M3 CoupeBMW M3 SaloonBMW M3 Convertible
On the road price/total as tested"£51,330/£56,205""£49,900/£54,730""£55,300/£64,435"
"Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)""£29,258/57%""£27,096/54.3%"N/A/N/A
Running costs/contract hire138.5ppm/£963138.8ppm/£966"150.4ppm/£1,066 "
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£3,593/£7,186""£3,493/£6,986""£3,871/£7,742"
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)"£3,481/£5,802""£3,901/£6,501""£4,761/£7,935"
Ins group/quote/VED band/cost "43/£1,017/G/£400""43/£1,038/G/£400""44/£1,068/G/£400"
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd serviceCond-based serviceCond-based serviceCond-based service
Length/wheelbase "4,615/2,761mm""4,580/2,761mm""4,615/2,761mm"
Height/width"1424/1,804mm""1,447/1,817mm""1,392/1,804mm"
Engine"V8/3,999cc""V8/3,999cc""V8/3,999cc"
Peak power (bhp/rpm)"414/8,300""414/8,300""414/8,300"
Peak torque (Nm/bhp)"400/3,900""400/3,900""400/3,900"
Transmission6-spd man/rwd 6-spd man/rwd 7-spd semi-auto/rwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel 63 litres/foam seal.63 litres/foam seal.63 litres/foam seal.
Boot capacity430 litres450 litres210-350 litres
Kerbweight/payload"1,655/500kg""1,680/545kg""1,905/450kg"
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.7 metres/0.31Cd11.7 metres/0.31Cd11.7 metres/0.32Cd
Basic warranty/recovery3yrs/3yrs3yrs/3yrs3yrs/3yrs
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/159Variable/159Variable/159
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos7th/12th7th/12th7th/12th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped/points N/A5/4/1/78N/A
0-60/30-70mph4.5/3.9 secs4.6/3.9 secs5.2/4.4 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 3.0/4.4 secs2.7/4.0 secs2.9/4.4 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 4.9/6.3 secs4.4/5.8 secs4.7/5.8 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph "155mph (ltd)/2,900""155mph (ltd)/2,900""155mph (ltd)/3,000"
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 45.6/33.1/8.2m43.9/32.1/8.1m46.0/33.8/8.8m
Auto Express economy/range18.6mpg/258 miles16.6mpg/230 miles15.6mpg/188 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 15.8/30.7/22.8mpg15.1/29.4/21.9mpg16.3/30.1/23.0mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket351/295g/km/35%393/295g/km/35%480/309g/km/35%
Airbags/Isofix/front parking sensorsSix/yes/£285 Six/yes/£285Six/yes/£285
Auto gearbox/stability/cruise control"£2,590/yes/yes""£2,590/yes/yes""£2,590/yes/yes"
Climate control/leather/heated seatsYes/yes/£260Yes/yes/£260Yes/yes/£260
Met paint/xenon lights/keyless goYes/yes/noYes/yes/noYes/yes/no
Power-fold mirrors/carbon cabin trim£255/£335£255/£335£255/£335
Sat-nav/sunroof/MP3/BluetoothYes/£675/yes/£535Yes/£675/yes/£535Y/£675/y/£535

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