BMW 3-Series M3 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
86.7% pass rate
from 735 tests in 2017
(54% better than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 3-Series M3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth (57% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
  • 3.0% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (78% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim (60% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.68% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (10 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (12 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.14% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.14% fail on Switch
    • 0.41% fail on Direction indicators (73% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Flashing type (73% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.27% fail on Position lamps (91% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Front lamps (89% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.14% fail on Registration plate lamp
  • 3.0% fail on Brakes (46% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on ABS (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.27% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.27% fail on Components
        • 0.27% fail on Hoses
    • 0.54% fail on Hub components (80% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake pads (89% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.14% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.54% fail on Brake performance (75% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.14% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.41% fail on Electronic stability system (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.27% fail on Condition
  • 1.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (66% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.27% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.27% fail on Wipers (90% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 1.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.54% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.54% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.54% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.41% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.41% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.14% fail on Emissions
  • 0.27% fail on Suspension (97% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.14% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 0.14% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.14% fail on Condition
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    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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