BMW M3 Ground Clearance in Quick-to-Read Graphs

Ride height changes trhough history

Quick notes on BMW M3 clearance

    • Estimated clearance for generation: 120 mm (4.7 in)
    • Offroad abilities: poor
    • Ride height per person: 24 mm (0.9 in)
    • Clearance when loaded: 88 — 100 mm (3.5 — 3.9 in)
    • Risk of damage on bad road: high
    • Clearance to tire height: 120 mm / 87 mm
    • Ride height to disc diameter: 120 mm / 496 mm
    • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 132 mm
    • Difference with world average: -41 mm
    • Clearancell rating: 2 / 10

Clearance to power ratio

  • 3.0 — 3.8 hp/mm
  • CS 3.0 — 3.9 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 3.0 — 4.6 Nm/mm
  • CS 3.0 — 5 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 3.0 — 14 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • CS 3.0 — 14 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    3.0 120 mm
    (4.7 in)
    40 mm/L 87 mm
    (3.4 in)
    -34% 8.4
    CS 3.0 119 mm
    (4.7 in)
    40 mm/L 86 mm
    (3.4 in)
    -35% 8.4
    Vehicle 3.0
    Clearance 120 mm (4.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 40 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 87 mm (3.4 in)
    Difference from world average -34%
    Ride height to car height 8.4%
    Vehicle CS 3.0
    Clearance 119 mm (4.7 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 40 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 86 mm (3.4 in)
    Difference from world average -35%
    Ride height to car height 8.4%

    Quick notes on BMW M3 clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 110 mm (4.3 in)
      • Offroad abilities: poor
      • Ride height per person: 22 mm (0.9 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 78 — 90 mm (3.1 — 3.5 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: extremely high
      • Clearance to tire height: 110 mm / 96 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 110 mm / 432 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 122 mm
      • Difference with world average: -51 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 2 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • GT 3.0 — 2.7 hp/mm
  • 3.0i — 2.6 hp/mm
  • 3.2 — 2.9 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • GT 3.0 — 2.9 Nm/mm
  • 3.0i — 2.9 Nm/mm
  • 3.2 — 3.2 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • GT 3.0 — 12 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 3.0i — 12 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 3.2 — 10 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    GT 3.0 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    37 mm/L 77 mm
    (3 in)
    -46% 8.2
    3.0i 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    37 mm/L 77 mm
    (3 in)
    -46% 8.2
    3.2 110 mm
    (4.3 in)
    34 mm/L 77 mm
    (3 in)
    -46% 8.2
    Vehicle GT 3.0
    Clearance 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 37 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 77 mm (3 in)
    Difference from world average -46%
    Ride height to car height 8.2%
    Vehicle 3.0i
    Clearance 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 37 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 77 mm (3 in)
    Difference from world average -46%
    Ride height to car height 8.2%
    Vehicle 3.2
    Clearance 110 mm (4.3 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 34 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 77 mm (3 in)
    Difference from world average -46%
    Ride height to car height 8.2%