Need for Speed (2015)
The BMW M3 (E46) is the third generation model of the BMW M3 series, which replaced the M3 E36 in 2000.
Unlike the previous generation model, the E46 M3 was not available as a saloon, with body style choice being limited to coupé and convertible. To address criticism regarding the E36 M3’s strong design similarity to regular 3 Series models, the E46 features flared and vented fenders, a domed aluminium bonnet, as well as two double exhaust pipes.
The E46 received a 3.2 litre straight-six engine with a more linear powerband than its predecessor that redlines at 8000 rpm. Other major additions include a special limited-slip differential capable of sending 100% of torque to one wheel, and floating brake calipers. The E46 was available with an optional SMG sequential paddle shift gearbox, which also found usage in other M models.
The E46 was the last M3 to have a unified chassis code throughout all models, and was replaced by the E92 in 2007.
The Deluxe Edition release features a specially modified M3 that resembles the luminary BMW M3 GTR featured in Need for Speed: Most Wanted, although it is possible to recreate it. The Deluxe variant can be purchased at no cost.
|Stock||0-60 mph: 05.13 s||1/4 mile: 13.53 s @ 110 mph (177 km/h)||Top Speed: 176 mph (283 km/h)||Power: 338 hp|
|Fully Upgraded||0-60 mph: 02.23 s||1/4 mile: 09.20 s @ 163 mph (262 km/h)||Top Speed: 234 mph (377 km/h)||Power: 1,095 hp|