BMW 3-Series M3 MOT Results

Registered in 2013
89.5% pass rate
from 687 tests in 2017
(38% 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.

  • 6.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.1% fail on Condition (70% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.15% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 2.5% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (61% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.87% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (15 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (16 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.87% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.29% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.29% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.15% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.15% fail on Registration plate lamp
  • 1.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.87% fail on Driver's view of the road (79% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Washers
    • 0.29% fail on Wipers (90% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Windscreen
  • 0.44% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.44% fail on Attachment
  • 0.29% fail on Steering
    • 0.29% fail on Steering system
      • 0.29% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.29% fail on Brakes (90% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Hub components
      • 0.15% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.15% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.15% fail on Front wheels
  • 0.15% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.15% fail on Doors
      • 0.15% fail on Drivers
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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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