With the occasion of the 25th anniversary of M3, the Bavarians from BMW M have released an exciting video that takes us thought the history of BMW M3 model.
The BMW M3 debuted in August 1985 and was very well-received as the fastest 3-Series ever. At that time, the E30 M3 was powered by a 2.3 L I4 S14B23 engine that had a total output of 200 hp.
• (2.3 L-16v I4) – 195 PS (143 kW; 192 hp) ? 0-62 mph: 6.9 s. Top Speed: 146 mph (235 km/h)
• (2.3 L-16v I4) – 215 PS (158 kW; 212 hp) ? 0-62 mph: 6.7 s. Top Speed: 149 mph (240 km/h)
• (2.5 L-16v I4) – 238 PS (175 kW; 235 hp) ? 0-60 mph: 6.1 s. Top Speed: 154 mph (248 km/h)
In February 1994, Initially available as a coupé only, BMW introduced the E36 M3. On the same year, BMW introduced the limited-edition M3 GT as a racing homologation special.
A six-cylinder engine powered the E36 M3, displacing 2990 cc and developing a total output of 286 PS (210 kW; 282 hp).
Next was the E46 M3 that was first introduced in October 2000. At that time, the new 3.2 L S54 M-tuned engine had the highest specific output naturally aspirated engine ever made by BMW, producing 343 horsepower (256 kW) and 365 Nm.
The fourth generation BMW M3 was announced on the 2007 Geneva Auto Show (Switzerland, March 6–18th, 2007) with the BMW M3 concept. At that time the BMW S65 engine was introduced. This S65B40 is a naturally aspirated, high revving 4-liter V8 (based on the S85B50 5-liter V10 that powers the E60/E61 M5 and the E63/E64 M6 to date), delivering 414 hp (309 kW; 420 PS) at 8,300 rpm, with peak torque at 400 N·m (300 lb·ft) at 3,900 rpm, which represents a power increase of 22% over the E46 M3.
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