BMW 3-Series M3 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
90.8% pass rate
from 795 tests in 2017
(56% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 3-Series M3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.5% fail on Tyres
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.13% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.9% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (64% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.75% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.25% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.50% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.50% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.38% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.13% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.13% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.13% fail on Front lamps
    • 0.13% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.13% fail on Lamp
    • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 1.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (74% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Washers
    • 0.25% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.25% fail on Wipers (91% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.75% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.75% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.63% fail on Brakes (84% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.13% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.13% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.13% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.13% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.13% fail on Fitment
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Hub components
      • 0.13% fail on Brake pads
  • 0.38% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.25% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.13% fail on Requirements
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.13% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment
  • 0.25% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.25% fail on Emissions
  • 0.13% fail on Steering
    • 0.13% fail on Steering system
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.13% fail on Suspension
    • 0.13% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
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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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