BMW 3-Series M3 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
89.3% pass rate
from 672 tests in 2020
(60% 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.

  • 4.3% fail on Tyres
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (67% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.89% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.45% fail on Headlamp (77% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.45% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.45% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.15% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.15% fail on Position lamp
  • 1.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.30% fail on Emission control equipment (76 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.30% fail on Catalytic converter (116 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.3% fail on Brakes (75% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Mechanical brake components (70% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Brake linings and pads (64% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Brake pads (64% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.15% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.15% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.15% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.15% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.15% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 0.74% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.74% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.60% fail on Visibility (86% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Washers
  • 0.30% fail on Steering
    • 0.30% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.30% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.15% fail on Suspension
    • 0.15% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 0.15% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment
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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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