BMW CarAs BMW says, "Racecars shouldn't be confined to racetracks." The M3 Coupe's design is inspired by Formula 1 racing cars and, first and foremost, it is a driver's car. The M3 features a powerful 4.0 liter V8 engine, 414 horses, 295 ft-lb of torque, and maximum engine speed of 8400rpm. What does this mean? Performance-enhancing features like Double-VANOS technology for precise valve timing and optimal combustion, 8 throttle butterflies for quick response, 7-speed Double Clutch transmission, the M Drive, and Electronic Damping Control combine to create a high-performance dream machine for speed junkies.