BMW 3-Series M3 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
83.4% pass rate
from 548 tests in 2017
(58% better than other 2007 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 3-Series M3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.8% fail on Tyres
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.55% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 5.1% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (75% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (51% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Position lamps (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Front lamps (84% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.73% fail on Headlamps (78% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.36% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.18% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.73% fail on Direction indicators (70% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Flashing type (70% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.18% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.18% fail on Stop lamp
  • 4.0% fail on Brakes (57% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on ABS (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Brake performance (58% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.36% fail on Parking brake performance (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.18% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Electronic stability system (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.36% fail on Components (79% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Pipes
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
    • 0.36% fail on Hub components (89% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Brake pads (86% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Restricted movement
  • 2.2% fail on Suspension (85% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Suspension arms (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (67% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Coil springs (93% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
      • 0.18% fail on Location
    • 0.36% fail on Anti-roll bars (90% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (87% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.18% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.18% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
  • 1.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (71% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.36% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.18% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (65% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions
    • 0.36% fail on Exhaust system (83% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.55% fail on Steering (76% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Steering system (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.18% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.18% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.18% fail on Power steering
      • 0.18% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 0.36% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.36% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.36% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
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  • BMW M3 (2007 - 2013)
    Stormingly fast performance. Superb V8 engine sound. High quality interior. Great feelgood factor, yet still docile at low speeds. Available as coupe, convertible or saloon.

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