BMW 3-Series M3 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
88.0% pass rate
from 793 tests in 2017
(51% better than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 3-Series M3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.1% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.63% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 3.0% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (71% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (15 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (17 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Headlamp (78% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.88% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.88% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.88% fail on Headlamp aim (69% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Position lamps (87% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Front lamps (85% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.13% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.13% fail on Stop lamp
  • 1.4% fail on Brakes (70% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on ABS (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.25% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.25% fail on Hub components (90% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake pads (89% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.13% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.13% fail on Front wheels
  • 1.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (69% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Washers
    • 0.38% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.25% fail on Bonnet
  • 0.50% fail on Suspension (91% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.25% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.13% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.13% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 0.50% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.50% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.38% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.25% fail on Emissions
    • 0.13% fail on Exhaust system
  • 0.13% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.13% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.13% 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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