The 2001 BMW M3 provides the perfect combination of classic BMW speed, handling, and comfort. The BMW M3 remains a close competitor (power wise) to its M5 counterpart, but the M5 beats the M3 in speed. The styling of the M3 looks classy and modern, keeping in line with BMW’s design philosophy.
Overall, the 2001 M3 marks the pinnacle of BMW design and performance. It feels light and moves quickly on the road. With regard to styling, it basically looks like a lower BMW 3 Series with a body kit and air vents.
Body Styles: coupe, convertible
Engines: 3.2-liter six-cylinder
Transmissions: six-speed manual
Models: BMW M3 Coupe, BMW M3 Convertible
A number of new additions improve the 2001 BMW M3, setting it apart from its competitors. Some of these upgrades include higher engine displacement, bigger wheels, and accommodating brakes. Two-stage airbags and emergency braking assist also grace the M3.
The exterior of the M3, with its 176.8-inch length by 70.1-inch width by 54-inch height, exemplifies the BMW style with a sleek and beautiful look. Some of the features on the outside of the 2001 BMW M3 include 18-inch alloy wheels, intermittent wipers, a rear defogger, power mirrors, heated mirrors (to clear up any fog), one-touch power windows, and a full-size matching spare tire. All of these features make the 2001 BMW M3 a very capable and appealing car.
As a compliment to the classy exterior, the interior of the 2001 BMW M3 proves just as noteworthy. With a front headroom measurement of 37.5 inches and a front legroom measurement of 41.7 inches, occupants suffer from no shortage of space in the 2001 BMW M3. The M3 includes leather seats, cruise control, a tilt steering wheel, interior air filtration, air-conditioning, a front console with cup holders and storage, and an AM/FM/CD sound system with a total of 10 speakers spread throughout the vehicle.
Performance & Handling
With the 2001 BMW M3, both torque and horsepower seem outstanding. With 262 lb-ft of torque from the 3.2-liter, inline six-cylinder engine, it provides a solid amount of power. The engine also puts out 333 horsepower, which seems like plenty of power for anyone. A rear slip differential coupled with the four-wheel independent suspension allow for some serious handling capabilities, even around the tightest turns. Of course, many handling features come in the form of safety features.
Some of the mentionable safety features that BMW incorporates into the 2001 M3 include stability and traction control, four-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), an engine immobilizer, and electronic brakeforce distribution for optimized braking. Front head and side-mounted airbags round out the list.
EPA Fuel Economy
BMW M3 Coupe: 15/22 mpg city/highway
BMW M3 Convertible: 14/21 mpg city/highway
- Plenty of features both inside and out
You Won't Like
- BMW price tag
- Requires premium fuel
German fun that is born to run.
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