BMW 3-Series M3 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
85.7% pass rate
from 567 tests in 2020
(67% 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.

  • 3.9% fail on Tyres (46% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth (64% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 3.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (80% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (54% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.71% fail on Stop lamp (84% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Headlamps (86% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Headlamp (91% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.53% fail on Position lamps (83% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Position lamp (83% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Direction indicators (78% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Flashing type (78% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.35% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (86% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 2.8% fail on Brakes (73% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Brake performance (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 0.71% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.35% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.18% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.18% fail on Rbt
          • 0.18% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.18% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.18% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 1.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.35% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.53% fail on Mechanical brake components (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.53% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.35% fail on Brake linings and pads (86% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Brake pads (86% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 2.6% fail on Suspension (83% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms (78% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Pins and bushes (68% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.71% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.53% fail on Springs (89% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Coil springs (89% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Coil spring (89% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Anti-roll bars (89% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage
  • 2.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (55% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (52% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.1% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.18% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.18% fail on Catalytic converter
  • 1.4% fail on Visibility (78% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Washers (77% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Wipers (82% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on View to rear
      • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.71% fail on Body, chassis, structure (89% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Exhaust system (77% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Undertray
  • 0.35% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.35% fail on Attachment
  • 0.18% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.18% 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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