I wasn’t quite happy with the looks of the new BMW 3-series and wasn’t expecting the M3 to change anything. But, everything changed the day BMW released the details of the E92 M3 coupe last year.
And from that day, I have been Dreaming… I have been Drooling… I have been Restless… like a 15 year old teenager going gaga for Angelina Croft.
I cannot say M3 is beautiful. Its a thing of lust. It looks mean and menacing – It appeals to the rebellious side of the personality.
As if that wasn’t hard enough, BMW put in a brutal V8 – a first time ever in an M3. This engine is not a lazy one as we’d expect a V8 to be, it can rev all the way to the moon… and back!. The redline starts at 8300 rpm.
And now, BMW India has launched this Bavarian brute at the Indian Auto Expo 2008. E92 M3 coupe will be imported and sold in India as a CBU and that means we pay a premium price of 7,500,000 in Indian currency.
The engine in the M3 is a 32-valve 4.0L V8 that makes 420 bhp power at 8300 rpm and 400 Nm torque at 3900 rpm. BMW M3 can do the 0-100 km/h in 4.8 secs and the top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h. BMW even gives us the fuel economy figures, a combined fuel efficiency of 8 km/l.
But hey! if you’re thinking about the M3, you don’t really care! do you?
more pics and video after the jump