BMW 3-Series M3 MOT Results

Registered in 2014
86.0% pass rate
from 264 tests in 2020
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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 3-Series M3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.1% fail on Tyres
    • 5.3% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.0% fail on Suspension
    • 2.3% fail on Springs
      • 2.3% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.3% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.38% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.38% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint
  • 2.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.76% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.38% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.38% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.38% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.38% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.38% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.38% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.38% fail on Horn
  • 1.5% fail on Brakes
    • 0.76% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.76% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.76% fail on Rbt
          • 0.76% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.38% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.38% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.38% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.38% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.38% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 1.1% fail on Visibility (73% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.38% fail on Wipers
    • 0.38% fail on Washers
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Attachment (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.76% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.76% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.76% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.76% fail on Catalyst emissions
  • 0.38% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.38% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.38% fail on Condition
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  • BMW M3 (2014 on)
    Twin turbo 3.0-litre straight six engine with 430PS. More powerful, quicker yet more economical than before. Impressively forgiving ride. Phenomenal grip in the dry.

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