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Evolution of BMW ///M cars: dimensions (blueprints).

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  • BMW 'Batmobile'
    • BMW E9 3.0 CSL ('Batmobile')
  • BMW M1
    • BMW E26 M1
  • BMW 1 Series M
    • BMW E82 1M
  • BMW 2 Series M
    • BMW F87 M2 | BMW F87 M2 Competition
  • BMW 3 Series M
    • BMW E30 M3 | BMW E30 M3 (Cabrio) [reserved] | BMW E30 M3 Evolution
    • BMW E36 M3 | BMW E36 M3 (Cabrio)
    • BMW E46 M3 | BMW E46 M3 (Cabrio)
    • BMW E90 M3 | BMW E92 M3 | BMW E93 M3 (Cabrio) [reserved]
    • BMW F80 M3
    • BMW G80 M3
  • BMW 4 Series M
    • BMW F82 M4 | BMW F83 M4 (Cabrio)
    • BMW G82 M4
  • BMW 5 Series M
    • BMW E12 M535i
    • BMW E28 M5
    • BMW E34 M5 | BMW E34 M5 (Touring) [reserved]
    • BMW E39 M5
    • BMW E60 M5 | BMW E61 M5 (Touring)
    • BMW F10 M5
    • BMW F90 M5 | BMW F90 M5 LCI
  • BMW 6 Series M
    • BMW E24 M635CSi
    • BMW E63 M6 | BMW E64 M6 (Cabrio)
    • BMW F13 M6 | BMW F12 M6 (Cabrio) | BMW F06 M6 Gran Coupé [reserved]
  • BMW 8 Series M
    • BMW F92 M8 | BMW F91 M8 (Cabrio) [reserved] | BMW F93 M8 Gran Coupé
  • BMW X Series M
    • BMW X3 M
      • BMW F97 X3 M
    • BMW X4 M
      • BMW F98 X4 M
    • BMW X5 M
      • BMW E70 X5 M [reserved]
      • BMW F85 X5 M
      • BMW F95 X5 M
    • BMW X6 M
      • BMW E71 X6 M
      • BMW F86 X6 M [reserved]
      • BMW F96 X6 M
  • BMW Z Series M
    • BMW Z M Coupé
      • BMW E36/8 Z3 M Coupé
      • BMW E86 Z4 M Coupé
    • BMW Z M Roadster
      • BMW E36/7 Z3 M Roadster
      • BMW E85 Z4 M Roadster
Feel free to suggest corrections, additional or better blueprints.

For a proper FAQ about most models: see the (unofficial) BMW ///M Registry here.

• BMW 'Batmobile' •

BMW E9 3.0 CSL ('Batmobile')
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• BMW M1 •

BMW E26 M1
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• BMW 1 Series M •

BMW E82 1M
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• BMW 2 Series M •

BMW F87 M2
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BMW F87 M2 Competition
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• BMW 3 Series M •

BMW E30 M3
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BMW E30 M3 (Cabrio)
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BMW E30 M3 Evolution
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BMW E36 M3
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BMW E36 M3 (Cabrio)
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BMW E46 M3
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BMW E46 M3 (Cabrio)
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BMW E90 M3
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BMW E92 M3
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BMW E93 M3 (Cabrio)
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BMW F80 M3
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BMW G80 M3
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• BMW 4 Series M •

BMW F82 M4
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BMW F83 M4 (Cabrio)
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BMW G82 M4
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• BMW 5 Series M •

BMW E12 M535i
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BMW E28 M5
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BMW E34 M5
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BMW E34 M5 (Touring)
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BMW E39 M5
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Views: 7328
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BMW E60 M5
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Views: 7383
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BMW E61 M5 (Touring)
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BMW F10 M5
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Views: 7308
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BMW F90 M5
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Views: 7298
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BMW F90 M5 LCI
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• BMW 6 Series M •

BMW E24 M635CSi
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BMW E63 M6
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Views: 7259
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BMW E64 M6 (Cabrio)
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Views: 7234
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BMW F13 M6
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Views: 7222
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BMW F12 M6 (Cabrio)
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Views: 7231
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BMW F06 M6 Gran Coupé
[reserved]

• BMW 8 Series M •

BMW F92 M8
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Views: 7215
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BMW F91 M8 (Cabrio)
[reserved]

BMW F93 M8 Gran Coupé
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Views: 7206
Size:  211.1 KB

• BMW X Series M •

– BMW X3 M –

BMW F97 X3 M
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Views: 7221
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– BMW X4 M –

BMW F98 X4 M
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Views: 7206
Size:  199.7 KB

– BMW X5 M –

BMW E70 X5 M
[reserved]

BMW F85 X5 M
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Views: 7185
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BMW F95 X5 M
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Views: 7161
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– BMW X6 M –

BMW E71 X6 M
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Views: 7148
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BMW F86 X6 M
[reserved]

BMW F96 X6 M
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Views: 7147
Size:  234.1 KB

• BMW Z Series M •

– BMW Z M Coupé –

BMW E36/8 Z3 M Coupé
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BMW E86 Z4 M Coupé
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– BMW Z M Roadster –

BMW E36/7 Z3 M Roadster
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BMW E85 Z4 M Roadster
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Someone spent a hell of a long time looking for all of the press releases, well done!

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This is way to interesting to look at!
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This is excellent! Thank you for posting these.
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So cool, thanks for sharing! Will definitely save this on my harddrive!
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Never realized the E92 M3 is longer than the E90 M3!!
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wow super cool! crazy how much they have grown!
would be a cool printout and framed in my garage
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Great work Artemis or today AKA dimensionsMis
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From E39 to F90, the length of the car grew a total of 3.94%. During the same timespan, the growth from E46 to G80 has been 6.72%.

70% more growth in length in the 3er compared to the 5er.

Very interesting.
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Nice! E30 M3 instantly recognizeable - like a great white shark! Thx for sharing in this perspective.
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This is fantastic, thanks for sharing!

And as I suspected...
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Amazing! Thank you!
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This is awesome. I'd love to see a stack of the m3 from beginning to the g80
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This is awesome. I'd love to see a stack of the m3 from beginning to the g80
The badge is like a birth certificate.

Regardless of the badge, it's all about the DNA and legitimate expectations about the bloodline.

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It is insane how big the cars have become. Nice for family outings. But the bigger the car the more boring it is to drive in cornering.
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It is insane how big the cars have become. Nice for family outings. But the bigger the car the more boring it is to drive in cornering.
Two pertinent Colin Chapman quotes:
  • "Simplify, then add lightness."
  • "Adding power makes you faster on the straights. Subtracting weight makes you faster everywhere."
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So based on this can we assume the G87 M2 dimensions should fall in between the E46 M3 and E92 M3 which will be perfect!
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This is excellent! Thank you for posting these.
Yeah, I like the presentation. BMW has come a long way. BMW has always being my favorite car.

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Very good made.

But there is missing one car BMW 2002 turbo which was first car made by M division.

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