BMW officially ends production of M3 Coupe
That's all fans. The last BMW M3 coupe just rolled out of the assembly line.
Looking magnificent in its dazzling orange paint job, the final performance-spec coupe brings to a stop a truly amazing run. The 'M' moniker will now be tagged to the 4-Series coupe, as the M4.
The last M3 Coupe has rolled out of the production line in Germany
The BMW M3 Coupe has been in production since 1986. The fourth and final generation of the everyday performance car went into production in 2007 at the Regensburg plant, Germany. Now, six years and 40,000 units later, the Bavarian auto giant has officially drawn the curtains on the production of the M3 Coupe.
The M3 sedan and convertible will still be available, which shared powertrains and chassis technology with the coupe until now. The 4.0-litre V8 engine, developed exclusively for the BMW M3, has cylinder banks positioned at a 90-degree angle to one another. It develops a maximum output of 420PS, generates peak torque of 400Nm and redlines at 8,400rpm.
BMW has rolled out 40,000 units of the final generation of the M3 Coupe
The model sprints from 0 to 100kmph in roughly 5 seconds and goes up to a top speed of 250kmph.
The engine offers numerous innovative features like the electronically controlled individual throttle butterflies, ion current knock control and dynamically optimised oil supply.
The BMW M3's engine won the 3.0 to 4.0-litre class of the International Engine of the Year Award five times in succession.
Apart from the M3 Coupe units, BMW also sold a total of 10,000 sedans and 16,000 convertible units which will remain into production until September 2013.