2009 BMW M3 Convertible review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 26 April 2008 , 10:04:48 byVeronica

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BMW M3 Convertible

Bavarian carmaker BMW managed to develop the new BMW M3 Convertible, the first M car to feature a Retractable Hard-Top. Under the hood it hides a 4.0-liter V8 engine capable of developing 420 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque. The model that uses a manual gearbox to send the power to the wheels enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 5.3 seconds and has a starting price of EUR54.760. On the other hand, the M3 Convertible equipped with M DCT transmission enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 5.1 seconds and has a starting price of EUR57.350. The new BMW M3 Convertible is both more fuel efficient and produces less CO2 than its predecessor, despite this breathtaking performance. The chassis and suspension system were specially made for the demanding requirements of an open-top car. The combination of a structure and advanced occupant restraint systems means the BMW M3 convertible offers the highest possible standards of passive and active safety for occupants. Like the standard 3-Series Convertible, the M3 version is equipped with a rollover sensor system that constantly monitors the vertical and horizontal movement of the car. If the sensors detect that a rollover is imminent, roll bars located behind the rear headrests pop up. The pre-tensioners of the front seat belt are activated and the head and thorax airbags are deployed. This model is the only performance car of its type to feature innovations such as energy saving technology and a folding metal roof. The M3 Convertible will be on sale on the UK market starting the 28th of April with a price established at GBP54.760. The carmaker expects to sell around 900 M3 Convertibles per year.