BMW 3-Series M3 MOT Results

Registered in 2013
88.3% pass rate
from 546 tests in 2020
(49% better than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 3-Series M3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.2% fail on Tyres
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (71% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.55% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.37% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.37% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.37% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.37% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.37% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.37% fail on Side repeaters
  • 2.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.0% fail on Spark ignition (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.18% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.18% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.92% fail on Brakes (79% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Mechanical brake components (80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Brake linings and pads (84% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Brake pads (84% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.18% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.55% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.37% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.37% fail on Rbt
          • 0.37% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.18% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.18% fail on Pedal
  • 0.73% fail on Suspension (83% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.37% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.37% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.37% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.18% fail on Springs
      • 0.18% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.18% fail on Coil spring
  • 0.73% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.55% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.18% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
  • 0.55% fail on Visibility (87% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Washers
  • 0.37% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment
  • 0.18% fail on Steering
    • 0.18% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.18% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.18% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.18% fail on Exhaust system
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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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