BMW | 2008 M3 | The all-new 2008 BMW M3 Convertible The Ultimate Driving Machine

The all-new
2008 BMW M3
Convertible
The Ultimate
Driving Machine®
Announcing the arrival of
the hottest performer
under the sun.
Handling that can be adapted to fit every mood.
Warning: Tight corners can become habit-forming.
Mastering any road with breathtaking
agility: the brilliant M suspension.
If you’re going for
driving pleasure,
go all the way.
s Standard equipment
o Optional equipment
The pages in this section show available colors and materials for the BMW M3 Convertible. Use these
samples to compare paint, upholstery, trim colors and combinations. Please note that these samples are
representations; they are not exact reproductions. To see the actual colors, visit your local BMW center.
They will be happy to show you original samples and assist you with special requests.
Exterior colors
s 300 Alpine White Non-metallic
s 668 Jet Black Non-metallic
o A29 Silverstone II Metallic
o A22 Sparkling Graphite Metallic
o A52 Space Gray Metallic
o A30 Interlagos Blue Metallic
o A75 Melbourne Red Metallic
o A73 Jerez Black Metallic
o 4MX Blue-gray Brushed Aluminum
o 4MY Carbon Leather
Interior trims
s 771 Titanium Shadow
o 4MZ Sycamore Anthracite Wood
s Standard equipment
o Optional equipment
Upholstery colors
s NCH1 Silver Novillo Leather
s NCH2 Fox Red Novillo Leather
s NCH3 Bamboo Beige Novillo Leather
o NDH2 Fox Red Novillo Extended Leather
o NDH3 Bamboo Beige Novillo Extended Leather
s NCSW Black Novillo Leather
o NDH1 Silver Novillo Extended Leather
o NDSW Black Novillo Extended Leather
NOTE: All M3 Convertible leather upholstery includes Sun-Reflective Technology.
Performance and efficiency
M3 Convertible
4.0-liter 32-valve 414-hp V-8 engine with M Double-VANOS
“steplessly” variable valve timing
p
8 individual throttles, electronically controlled (drive-by-wire)
p
Digital Motor Electronics (DME) with on-board diagnostics
p
Oil coolant heat exchanger
p
Distributorless electronic ignition system
p
3-way catalytic converter with heated oxygen sensor
p
6-speed manual transmission with additional oil cooler and heavy-duty dual-disc clutch
p
7-speed M DCT Double-Clutch transmission with Drivelogic
k
Handling, ride and braking
Exterior and aerodynamics
M3 Convertible
M-style alloy wheels (Style 219M) with Satin Chrome finish,18 x 8.5 front,
18 x 9.5 rear; 245/40 front and 265/40 rear performance tires1
p
M Double Spoke (Style 220M) polished and forged light alloy wheels,
19 x 8.5 front, 19 x 9.5 rear; 245/35 front and 265/35 rear performance tires1
k
Power-folding retractable hardtop with integrated rear-window defroster
p
Xenon Adaptive low- and high-beam headlights with
auto-leveling and Cornering Lights function
p
Aluminum hood with powerdome
p
Flared front and rear fenders, including wheel arches;
vent gills in front fenders with integrated indicator and M3 logo
p
Front spoiler
p
M rear apron with diffuser
p
Flat-paneled underbody
p
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
p
High-Gloss shadowline trim
p
All Season Traction with Variable M Differential Lock
p
M exterior side-view mirrors in body color with double bridge in black
p
Electronic Damping Control with Comfort, Normal and Sport modes
k/s
Heated side-view mirrors, windshield washer jets and door locks
p
Vehicle-speed-sensitive variable-assist power steering (M Servotronic)
p
Power folding mirrors
t
M Drive with M Dynamic Mode (MDM)
s
Rear-view mirror with digital compass
t
M suspension with twin-joint spring-strut front axle, subframe, front axle tie-rod and
stiffening plate in aluminum, rear axle subframe in steel, track control arm and
spring strut in aluminum and lightweight steel construction
p
Gas-pressurized front struts and rear shock absorbers
p
4-wheel BMW M vacuum-assisted ventilated, cross-drilled
compound disc brakes with floating brake rotors
p
High-performance-tuned anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Dynamic Brake Control
p
High-pressure liquid retractable headlight cleaning system
a
White turn-signal indicators
p
M quad polished stainless-steel exhaust tips
p
Metallic paint
k
1 Due to low-profile tires, please note: wheels, tires and suspension parts are more
p Standard
k Optional
t Included in Premium Package
a Included in Cold Weather Package
s Included in Technology Package
susceptible to road hazard and consequential damages. Performance tires are not
recommended for driving in snow and ice. Please note: M3 Convertible is not equipped
with a spare tire and wheel. Included is the M Mobility System, which offers lifetime
BMW Roadside Assistance for tire assistance.
2 Requires optional Navigation system or Technology Package.
3 Please see your authorized BMW center for details. Satellite radio pre-wiring
and trunk-mounted antenna can be deleted as a no-cost option.
4 Includes 4-year BMW Assist™ Safety Services subscription;
please see your authorized BMW center for rules and regulations.
5 Please contact your authorized BMW center or visit bmwusa.com for
a list of BMW-approved Bluetooth® enabled mobile phones.
Interior seating and trim
M3 Convertible
Novillo Leather upholstery with Sun-Reflective Technology
p
Novillo Extended Leather upholstery with Sun-Reflective Technology
k
Titanium Shadow interior trim
p
Audio
M3 Convertible
AM/FM stereo/CD audio system with 10 speakers, Radio Data System (RDS),
Auto-Store, MP3 capability and 3-channel FM diversity antenna system
p
Enhanced Premium Sound audio system with upgraded speakers,
amplification, and vehicle-speed-sensitive equalization2
k
p
Blue-gray Brushed Aluminum interior trim
k/t
Carbon Leather interior trim
k/t
Pre-wiring for accessory BMW cellular phone, 6-disc CD changer,
alarm system, auxiliary input and satellite radio3
Sycamore Anthracite Wood interior trim
k/t
HD Radio™ – with “multicast” FM station reception
k
SIRIUS Satellite Radio with one-year subscription3
k
iPod® and USB adaptor (includes cable connector)
k
Power-adjustable front sport seats with 4-way lumbar support, manually adjustable
thigh support and memory system for driver’s seat and outside mirrors
3-stage heated front seats
p
k/a
Adjustable front armrest
p
Front seatback storage nets
p
Seatback easy-entry feature with memory and 2x-speed power fore-aft control
p
Fold-down rear seats with 2 convenience hooks
p
Safety and security
Driver’s and passenger’s front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS)
with advanced technology: dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment;
and front-passenger seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment
p
Front-seat-mounted side-impact airbags
p
BMW’s Advanced Safety System for integrated deployment of passive
and active safety features
p
Instrumentation and controls
Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door intrusion in side impacts
p
Engine Start/Stop button
p
Bumper system with aluminum impact absorbers at the front,
steel impact absorbers at the rear, and front-compressible elements
p
M-design instrument cluster with titanium-finish-ringed
instrument dials and red needles
p
Adaptive Brake Lights
p
Seat-integrated front safety belts
p
Service Interval Indicator with miles-to-service display
p
Rollover Protection system
p
Check Control vehicle monitoring system
p
Automatic front safety-belt pretensioners
p
Tachometer with variable warning zones and oil temperature display
p
Child-seat automatic safety-belt locking device in rear seats
p
On-board computer with detailed vehicle information, including travel range on
remaining fuel, external temperature (including freezing temperature warning)
p
Central locking system (leaves gas filler door unlocked) and double-lock feature
p
s
Coded Driveaway Protection (prevents engine start when your key,
with constantly changing electronic code, is not used)
p
Crash sensor with automatic door unlocking and hazard light activation;
Battery Safety Terminal and automatic fuel cut-off, triggered by airbag deployment
p
M Mobility System (includes lifetime BMW Roadside Assistance for tire assistance)
p
Through-loading rear seats with ski bag
Door sills with BMW M3 logo
M Dynamic Mode (MDM) for accessing and designating M-specific driving systems
Navigation system with 16:9 screen and Voice Command system; iDrive system with
on-board computer and Controller; includes Real Time Traffic Information function
(where available) and 6 programmable memory keys
Tire Pressure Monitor
k/a
p
k/s
p
BMW Assist™4 with Bluetooth® wireless technology for hands-free calling
(requires BMW-approved Bluetooth enabled mobile phone5),
phonebook downloading and speech recognition capabilities
k/t
Comfort and convenience
Multi-function remote control
M3 Convertible
p
Premium Package
Power folding mirrors
t
Rear-view mirror with digital compass
t
Integrated 3-button Universal garage-door opener
t
Comfort Access keyless entry and engine start-up with multi-function remote control
and Comfort Opening and Loading functions
s
Automatic climate control – includes micro-filter, automatic air recirculation,
left/right temperature control, temperature- and volume-controlled rear outlets,
windshield misting sensor, MAX A/C, heat at rest, and recall of individual user settings
p
Door storage pockets with covers
p
Power windows with “one-touch” up/down operation
p
Rain-sensing windshield wipers with Automatic headlight control
p
Automatic-dimming inside rear-view mirror
p
Automatic tilt-down of passenger’s side-view mirror when vehicle
is shifted into reverse gear
p
Technology Package
3-spoke, leather-wrapped multi-function M sport steering wheel with audio
and (accessory) phone controls, M color stitching and tilt/telescopic adjustment6
p
M Drive with M Dynamic Mode (MDM) for accessing and
designating M-specific driving systems
Automatic safety-belt assistant
p
Electronic Damping Control with Comfort, Normal and Sport modes
BMW Ambiance Lighting front and rear
p
Comfort Access for keyless entry and engine start-up
p
Navigation system with 16:9 screen and Voice Command system; iDrive system
with on-board computer and Controller; includes Real Time Traffic Information
function (where available) and 6 programmable memory keys
Courtesy lights – include fade in/fade out, actuation from remote, automatic
switch-on when engine is turned off, separately controlled left/right front
and rear reading lights, front footwell lighting, and illuminated vanity mirrors
Dynamic Cruise Control with column-mounted stalk
p
Integrated 3-button Universal garage-door opener
t
Park Distance Control (rear)
k
M3 Convertible
Choice of: Blue-gray Brushed Aluminum interior trim
Carbon Leather interior trim
Sycamore Anthracite Wood interior trim
k/t
BMW Assist™ 8 with Bluetooth® wireless technology for hands-free calling
(requires BMW-approved Bluetooth enabled mobile phone 9), phonebook
downloading and speech recognition capabilities
k/t
s
k/s
s
k/s
Cold Weather Package
Ski bag
a
3-stage heated front seats
k/a
Vehicle & Key Memory
p
Through-loading rear seats with ski bag
k/a
Electric interior trunk release
p
High-pressure liquid retractable headlight cleaning system
Fully finished trunk
p
BMW Services
BMW Ultimate Service™7
p Standard
k Optional
t Included in Premium Package
a Included in Cold Weather Package
s Included in Technology Package
p
6 M Drive button included with multi-function controls with Technology Package option.
7 For full details on BMW Ultimate Service, including exclusions and limitations,
please see your authorized BMW center.
8 Includes 4-year BMW Assist Safety Services subscription; please see your authorized
BMW center for rules and regulations.
9 Please contact your authorized BMW center or visit bmwusa.com for a list of BMW-approved
Bluetooth enabled mobile phones.
a
Technical data
M3 Convertible
Unladen weight
lbs
54.8
Weight
4145
Engine
Displacement
4.0 / V-8 / 4
cu cm
hp
414 / 8300
Maximum torque/rpm
lb-ft
295/ 3900
3 8 .0
Maximum output/rpm
60.6
71.0
60.6
77.8
3999
36.5
Liters/cylinders/valves per cylinder
Transmission
6-speed manual gear ratios
I/II/III
:1
4.06 / 2.40 / 1.58
IV/V/VI/R
:1
1.19 / 1.00 / 0.87 / 3.68
Final drive ratio
:1
3.85
31.7
108.7
41.4
181.8
Acceleration 0-60 mph2
mph
155
sec
5.1
55.3
Top speed1
Fuel consumption3
City
mpg
TBD
Highway
mpg
TBD
gal
16.6
Tank capacity, approximate
49.3
Performance
All technical drawing dimensions are shown in inches.
Wheels
Tire dimensions (performance tires4)
front
245 / 40
1Top speed limited electronically.
rear
265 / 40
2 BMW AG test results. BMW urges you to obey all posted speed laws and always wear safety belts.
Wheel dimensions, front/rear
8.5 x 18 / 9.5 x 18
3 Fuel consumption figures not available at time of printing. Please go to bmwusa.com for further information.
EPA-estimated figures are for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on speed,
driving habits, trip length and driving conditions; actual mileage may be lower.
4 Due to low-profile tires, please note: wheels, tires and suspension parts are more susceptible to road hazard
Brakes
and consequential damages. Performance tires not recommended for driving in ice and snow conditions.
Front ventilated disc – diameter
inch
14.2
Rear ventilated disc – diameter
inch
13.8
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