The 2003 BMW M-Series is the BMW performance line-up. Now,
you may be saying that all BMW models are performance-oriented
but the M-Series are the performance versions of the already
sporty Beemer lines.
The 2003 BMW M-Series is comprised of cars akin to those
from the 3-Series and the 5-Series but these are on altogether
different order of power, performance, quality and interior
The three M-Series cars include the 2003 BMW M3 Coupe, the
2003 BMW M3 Cabriolet and the M5 4-door performance sedan,
at the highest level of luxury and cost.
The interiors of the 2003 BMW M-Series cars are top-notch.
Standard dual-zone automatic climate control, micro-filtered
ventilation, a couple of different types of leather upholstery
on 16-way power front bucket and rear split-fold bench seats
combine with heated power mirrors, wood trim, rain-sensing
wipers, an automatic day/night rearview mirror and much
more. You name it and it is probably in here.
About the only extras are rear quarter sunshades and the
Park Distance sensor system.
On the 2003 BMW M5, 18-inch wheels set the initial tone
of the exterior. This is a car with a businesslike heart
and the exterior is all about performance and functional
extras but yet it manages to both set new cool design paths
while still echoing BMWs iconic and timeless image.
Halogen fog lights, heated windshield washer jets, heated
side mirrors, metallic paint, rain-sensing wipers and Xenon
headlights and just about everything else is included in
All three of 2003 BMW M-Series cars, whether the M3s or
the 2003 BMW M5, are designed for the race track, bred from
racetrack cars, in fact.
The M3s still opted for the V6. With 333 hp at 7900 rpm
and 262 lb-ft of torque at 4900 rpm it offers more than
100 hp per liter of displacement. Either a 6-speed manual
or the SMT automatic transmission with manual shift capability
can be used on the M3 cars: allowing it to manage 16/24
Next up, the M5, which has quite a bit more power from
its V8 engine, puts out 394 hp at 6600 rpm and 368 lb-ft
of torque at 3800 rpm. This kind of power puts it in the
small group of production cars that can get from 0-60mph
in under 5.0 seconds. (4.8 sec to be exact.)
Safety and Security
Active safety includes BMW's Dynamic Stability Control,
All Season traction with limited slip differential and BMW
M 4-wheel vacuum-assisted, ventilated, high-performance-tuned
anti-lock disc brakes.
Front and side airbags, curtain side and torso side airbags
also enhance 5-Series occupant safety.
a Used Quote on a 2003 BMW M-Series.