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The BMW M3 (E92) is the fourth generation BMW M3, replacing the E46 M3 in 2007.

The E92 is powered by a 4.0 litre V8 engine derived from the V10 engine used by the E63 M6 and E60 M5. It reuses an optimised variant of the E46's limited-slip differential that is capable of 100% lockup. It also had various weight saving techniques applied, including a carbon fiber roof, and introduced a 7-speed M-DCT dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The E90 series M3 was the first in the M3 range to have separate codenames depending on the models, with E90 designating the saloon, E92 for the coupé, and E93 for the convertible variant.[2] The E92 also competed in motorsports as the GT2.

In 2010, a limited track-oriented model - the GTS - was produced. In 2011, the E92 received minor exterior updates including LED taillights.

The E92 M3 became the last coupé in the M3 lineup as BMW designated the 3-Series coupé and convertible range as the 4-Series for the following generation, making the M4 F82 its direct successor.

Need for Speed: ProStreet

The BMW M3 E92 appears in Need for Speed: ProStreet as a tier 3 vehicle with a price tag of $59,000. It is unlocked upon dominating the Showdown: Autopolis race day. Grip King Ray Krieger drives a modified M3 E92 with a unique paint job as a Grip Runner.

The E92 is depicted in the game to have a high kerb weight, making it less precise in corners than other tier 3 cars. It compensates for this trait with an effective acceleration.

Need for Speed: Undercover

The BMW M3 E92 appears in Need for Speed: Undercover as a tier 2 vehicle with a price tag of $145,000. It is unlocked upon reaching Wheelman Level 9.5.

It outperforms the majority of tier 2 in terms of acceleration. Similar to the BMW M3 E46, the car suffers from a low top speed of 207 mph (334 km/h).

Need for Speed: Shift

The BMW M3 E92 appears in Need for Speed: Shift as a tier 2 car with a price tag of $80,000 and car rating of 6.40. It is unlocked upon collecting 30 stars.

The V8 engine of the M3 E92 produces a decent amount of power. As a result, the acceleration and top speed of the car are strong enough to challenge similarly ranged vehicles. It can corner smoothly in most circumstances, given the player does not put too much power into the rear wheels.

Need for Speed: World

The BMW M3 E92 initally appeared in Need for Speed: World on October 1, 2010 as a tier 3. Since August 22, 2012, the E92 has been featured as a B class vehicle.

The performance of the M3 E92 is sufficient for competing against most B Class cars. Acceleration is good for competing against similar class rivals, but might be useless when put against A class cars. Since the E92 suffers from heavy steering in corners, it can be easily outperformed from lighter cars. Top speed is 220 mph (354 km/h).

Need for Speed: World - Performance Rating
 0 100 200 250 300 400 500 600 700 750 800 900 1000 
508 593

Heritage (Rental)

The Heritage style is a rental car that can be leased for SpeedBoost2300. It was made available on September 28, 2010.

It is fitted with various Street quality performance parts from different manufacturers, and a selection of aftermarket parts.

NFSW BMW M3 E92 Heritage
WorldNavPerformance StreetBlueEngine
WorldDownDraft
NFSWStarIcon
Dawndraft
Improved Engine
TopSpeedIcon2 1%  AccelIcon2 3%  HandlingIcon2 0%
StreetBlueForcedInduction
WorldDownDraft
NFSWStarIcon
Dawndraft
Improved Forced Induction
TopSpeedIcon2 1%  AccelIcon2 2%  HandlingIcon2 0%
StreetBlueTransmission
WorldDownDraft
NFSWStarIcon
Dawndraft
Improved Transmission
TopSpeedIcon2 1%  AccelIcon2 2%  HandlingIcon2 0%
StreetRedSuspension
WorldNovaT
NFSWStarIcon
Nova-T
Improved Suspension
TopSpeedIcon2 1%  AccelIcon2 1%  HandlingIcon2 3%
StreetRedBrakes
WorldNovaT
NFSWStarIcon
Nova-T
Improved Brakes
TopSpeedIcon2 0%  AccelIcon2 0%  HandlingIcon2 3%
StreetBeigeTyres
WorldAmerikonSpeedsystems
NFSWStarIcon
Amerikon Speedsystems
Improved Tyres
TopSpeedIcon2 0%  AccelIcon2 1%  HandlingIcon2 2%
CarClassB 527 NFSVehicleRentalIcon  
NFSWSafehouseAftermarketIcon NFSWBodykitSlot NFSWSpoilerSlot NFSWHoodSlot NFSWManufacturer BBS
NFSWWheels BBS A19 BBS
Style A 19"
NFSWNeonSlot NFSWWindowTintSlot NFSWLoweringKitStage3
NFSWLoweringKitStage3 Lowering Kit
Stage 3
NFSWLicencePlateSlot TopSpeedIcon2 628 AccelIcon2 664 HandlingIcon2 289
NFSWSafehouseSkillModsIcon   NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot SpeedBoost2300

Heritage (Cash)

The Heritage style is a previous rental only car that can be purchased for Dollar icon450,000. It was made available on June 1, 2015 as part of the End of the World event.

It is fitted with various Street quality performance parts from different manufacturers, and a selection of aftermarket parts.

NFSW BMW M3 E92 Heritage
WorldNavPerformance StreetBlueEngine
WorldDownDraft
NFSWStarIcon
Dawndraft
Improved Engine
TopSpeedIcon2 1%  AccelIcon2 3%  HandlingIcon2 0%
StreetBlueForcedInduction
WorldDownDraft
NFSWStarIcon
Dawndraft
Improved Forced Induction
TopSpeedIcon2 1%  AccelIcon2 2%  HandlingIcon2 0%
StreetBlueTransmission
WorldDownDraft
NFSWStarIcon
Dawndraft
Improved Transmission
TopSpeedIcon2 1%  AccelIcon2 2%  HandlingIcon2 0%
StreetRedSuspension
WorldNovaT
NFSWStarIcon
Nova-T
Improved Suspension
TopSpeedIcon2 1%  AccelIcon2 1%  HandlingIcon2 3%
StreetRedBrakes
WorldNovaT
NFSWStarIcon
Nova-T
Improved Brakes
TopSpeedIcon2 0%  AccelIcon2 0%  HandlingIcon2 3%
StreetBeigeTyres
WorldAmerikonSpeedsystems
NFSWStarIcon
Amerikon Speedsystems
Improved Tyres
TopSpeedIcon2 0%  AccelIcon2 1%  HandlingIcon2 2%
CarClassB 527 NFSVehicleRentalIcon  
NFSWSafehouseAftermarketIcon NFSWBodykitSlot NFSWSpoilerSlot NFSWHoodSlot NFSWManufacturer BBS
NFSWWheels BBS A19 BBS
Style A 19"
NFSWNeonSlot NFSWWindowTintSlot NFSWLoweringKitStage3
NFSWLoweringKitStage3 Lowering Kit
Stage 3
NFSWLicencePlateSlot TopSpeedIcon2 628 AccelIcon2 664 HandlingIcon2 289
NFSWSafehouseSkillModsIcon   NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot Dollar icon450,000

Grip King

The Grip King style is an NFS classic car that costs SpeedBoost23300. It was released on September 27, 2011.

It is fitted with tuned quality Gromlen performance parts, 2-star Skill Mods, and various aftermarket parts. It is based on Ray Krieger's M3 E92 featured in Need for Speed: ProStreet.

NFSW BMW M3 E92 Grip King
WorldNavPerformance RaceBeigeEngine
WorldGromlen
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Gromlen
Tuned Engine
TopSpeedIcon2 7%  AccelIcon2 7%  HandlingIcon2 0%
RaceBeigeForcedInduction
WorldGromlen
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Gromlen
Tuned Forced Induction
TopSpeedIcon2 4%  AccelIcon2 4%  HandlingIcon2 0%
RaceBeigeTransmission
WorldGromlen
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Gromlen
Tuned Transmission
TopSpeedIcon2 7%  AccelIcon2 4%  HandlingIcon2 3%
RaceBeigeSuspension
WorldGromlen
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Gromlen
Tuned Suspension
TopSpeedIcon2 3%  AccelIcon2 3%  HandlingIcon2 7%
RaceBeigeBrakes
WorldGromlen
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Gromlen
Tuned Brakes
TopSpeedIcon2 0%  AccelIcon2 0%  HandlingIcon2 4%
RaceBeigeTyres
WorldGromlen
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Gromlen
Tuned Tyres
TopSpeedIcon2 3%  AccelIcon2 4%  HandlingIcon2 7%
CarClassB 563 ArtDirectorEditionIcon2  
NFSWSafehouseAftermarketIcon NFSWBodykitIcon
NFSWBodykitIcon Bodykit
 
NFSWSpoilerSlot NFSWHoodSlot NFSWManufacturer BBS
NFSWWheels BBS B18 BBS
Style B 18"
NFSWNeonSlot NFSWWindowTintSlot NFSWLoweringKitStage3
NFSWLoweringKitStage3 Lowering Kit
Stage 3
NFSWLicencePlateSlot TopSpeedIcon2 716 AccelIcon2 705 HandlingIcon2 268
NFSWSafehouseSkillModsIcon   WorldSkillNitrousPower
WorldSkillNitrousPower
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Super Shot
Nitrous Power
14%
WorldSkillNitrousPower
WorldSkillNitrousPower
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Super Shot
Nitrous Power
14%
WorldSkillExtendedNOS
WorldSkillExtendedNOS
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Extended NOS
Nitrous Duration
19%
WorldSkillExtendedNOS
WorldSkillExtendedNOS
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Extended NOS
Nitrous Duration
19%
WorldSkillPursuitSocialitie
Socialite
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Socialite
Race Cash
9%
SpeedBoost23300

Achievement Edition

The Achievement Edition style is an achievement car awarded to the player upon them completing 180 consecutive Treasure Hunts. It was made available on April 10, 2013.

It is fitted with a unique aftermarket licence plate, and has a unique "Achievement Edition" livery design applied.

NFSW BMW M3 E92 Achievement
WorldNavPerformance NFSWPerformanceEngineSlot NFSWPerformanceForcedInductionSlot NFSWPerformanceTransmissionSlot NFSWPerformanceSuspensionSlot NFSWPerformanceBrakesSlot NFSWPerformanceTyresSlot CarClassB 508 ArtDirectorEditionIcon2  
NFSWSafehouseAftermarketIcon NFSWBodykitSlot NFSWSpoilerSlot NFSWHoodSlot NFSWWheelsSlot NFSWNeonSlot NFSWWindowTintSlot NFSWLoweringSlot NFSWGoldLicensePlate
WorldLicensePlateREWARD Licence Plate
"Reward"
TopSpeedIcon2 584 AccelIcon2 641 HandlingIcon2 300
NFSWSafehouseSkillModsIcon   NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWAchievementDailyHunterIcon  Daily Hunter

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)

The BMW M3 E92 appears in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010) as an Performance Series racer vehicle and as an SCPD Highway Patrol unit.

The racer vehicle is unlocked upon the player earning a total of 157,500 racer bounty. The SCPD unit is unlocked upon the player earning a total of 405,000 cop bounty.

The M3 E92 is one of the best cars within its class making it competitive against the 911 Targa 4S and GT500. While it does not accelerate as quickly as the GT500 or handle as well as the Targa 4S, the M3 makes up for it with balanced performance.

Shift 2: Unleashed

The M3 E92 reappears in Shift 2: Unleashed as a Modern Road car with a price tag of $85,000. It is featured with a C 740 performance index rating and a 3.47 handling rating.

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)

The M3 E92 was first featured in a promotional screenshot for Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) on June 1, 2012.

It appears as a Muscle class vehicle, which is unlocked in single player upon finding one of its Jack Spots. In multiplayer, it is unlocked upon reaching SpeedLevel 5.

The M3 features acceleration which is rather weak and comparable to Everyday class cars like the Ford Focus RS500. In corners, the M3 is average but is prone to understeer under hard cornering. To compete with higher ranked Most Wanted drivers, it is recommended to upgrade the vehicle with performance improving modifications.

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) (Mobile)

The BMW M3 (E92) is available in the mobile release of Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) in the Muscle category. The M3 has balanced stats with a focus on acceleration and costs $40,000.

Need for Speed (2015)

The E92 M3 can be purchased for NFS2015CreditsIcon41,000 in Need for Speed (2015).

Stock 0-60 mph: 05.13 s 1/4 mile: 13.40 s @ 115 mph (185 km/h) Top Speed: 185 mph (298 km/h) Power: 414 hp
Fully Upgraded 0-60 mph: 02.39 s 1/4 mile: 09.23 s @ 167 mph (269 km/h) Top Speed: 230 mph (370 km/h) Power: 1,248 hp

Trivia

  • In the Nintendo DS release of Need for Speed: Undercover, the BMW M3 E92 also appears as an Undercover State Cruiser.
  • In the beginning of the career mode in Need for Speed: Shift, the player must complete a lap in Brands Hatch Indy with a BMW M3 E92 to generate game difficulty recommendations, before they can purchase their starter cars.
  • In Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010), the BMW M3 can be selected with either a Alpine White, Interlagos Blue, Jerez Black, Jet Black, Le Mans Blue, Melbourne Red, or Silverstone body paint colour.
  • The player can install the V8 engine from the M3 E92 into the BMW 135i Coupe or the BMW Z4 sDrive35is in Shift 2: Unleashed.
  • The M3 E92 is featured with US model bumper side markers in the mobile release of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010) as well as the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 releases of Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012).
  • A Works upgraded M3 E92 in Shift 2: Unleashed bears resemblance to the M3 DTM race car.
  • The M3 E92 is featured as the facelift model in Need for Speed (2015).
  • Ray Krieger's M3 E92 can be seen in the demo of Need for Speed: ProStreet.

Media

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Trailers

References

  1. Web link: 30 Years of BMW M3
  2. Web link: BMW M Registry - FAQ E90 + E92 + E93 M3

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