Tuesday 11th June 2013
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Have you ever owned a BMW M3 Cabriolet? Did you have to replace any parts? If so, then we would love to hear about your experience of this car and how any replacement parts performed when fitted. Write your review in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

BMW M3 Cabriolet Overview

The BMW M3 Cabriolet is classed as a high performance compact executive car which is produced by the German automobile manufacturing company BMW. The M3 Cabriolet was introduced in 1985 along with the M3 Coupe. The Saloon version would not be introduced until the next generation. The M3 range is based on the BMW 3-Series compact executive cars, and is the high performance version which has many improvements made including suspension, braking and exterior and interior parts. The Cabriolet version is a very well built car which has great looks inside and out. These cars have great performance, are reliable and very well equipped. They cost a lot and ain't to cheap on fuel either. Does this sound like your experience of the M3 Cabriolet?


The first generation (1985-92) was released in 1985 as a high performance of the BMW 3-Series and it had a 2.3L engine. When the Sport Evolution model was released the engine size was upgraded to 2.5L. The second generation (1994-99) of the Cabriolet was released in 1994, two years after the 2nd generation Coupe was introduced. This version had a 3.0L engine which was updated to a 3.2L in 1995.

The third generation (2001-2006) version continued with the 3.2L engine and was only available in Coupe and Cabriolet, as the Saloon model was not available on this generation. The fourth generation (2007-present) was now coupled to a 4.0L engine, the largest to date. This version of the Cabriolet has a hard-top retractable roof and is the current version on the market.

Model Types

M3 Edition
Evolution Sequential
M Performance Edition

Fuel Economy

The BMW M3 Cabriolet was available in 2.3, 2.5, 3.0, 3.2 and 4.0L petrol engines depending on which version. The current 4.0L engine offers around 25mpg which ain't to bad for a high performance car. Which engine do you have and how does it perform economically?


The BMW M3 Cabriolet has been available with several different gearboxes over the years, including: 5 or 6 speed manual, 5, 6 or 7 speed automatic and 6 speed SMG gearboxes. Which gearbox do you have and how do you rate its performance? If you are looking for M3 Cabriolet gearbox parts then check out our BMW gearbox section today.


Breakeryard can help you find the parts you need for your BMW M3 Cabriolet at the right prices. Our vast network of UK Breakers has parts available for all makes and models at incredibly low prices. Take a look at our M3 Cabriolet parts page or enter your vehicle details in our part finder to locate those exact needed parts.