Haima M3 Review
Haima M3 is a family car which was launched by FAW Haima Automobile Co. Ltd. In year 1992, currently trading as Haima's flagship. Haima's logo actually resembles a mythical bird which is flying away from a rising sun. Haima M3 was officially launched as its production version on Shanghai Auto Show and is formerly known as Haima V30 which was debuted in 2014 at Guangzhou Auto Show.
The sub compact sedan boasts platform of A-segment car and took around three complete years to undergo its designing and production. Haima M3 is found very much similar to Mazda sedan and can be driven in either five speed manual transmission or CVT. The performance output of Haima M3 is driven by its 1.5-litre engine variant with 1598 cc displacement in it. The 1.5-litre petrol engine of Haima M3 burns out a maximum power of 112 hp at 6000 rpm and maximum torque of 147 Nm at 4000 rpm. Haima M3 reaches to a top speed of 170 kmph. The combined mileage calculated by Haima 3 on highways and city roads is 5.9 litre over 100 kilometres. The eye-captivating exterior feature carried by Haima M3 includes flying wind shaped HID headlamps with front fog lamps and daytime running lights embracing its front fascia. The rear fascia of Haima M3 is enhanced via LED taillights with LED stop lamps. A sporty feeling to the sedan is granted via sleek and muscular line carved all over its exterior sculpture. The interior feature of Haima M3 includes instrument cluster with ice blue illumination that keeps you updated while driving. The sound system with Radio and CD player never lets you get bored over long journeys. A luxury feeling to Haima M3 is provided by leather upholstery with automatic air conditioner. Safety in Haima M3 is ensured via its anti-lock braking system integrated in all4 channel wheels with electronic brake-force distribution. The ISOFIX child door locking ensures safety to your kids. Protection during a collision is provided by dual SRS front airbags. Other safety features includes reversing radar, engine immobilizer, central door locking and more.
Mileage and Fuel economy
The combined fuel consumption resulted by Haima M3 by its 1.5-litre engine is 5.9 litres over 100 kilometres on an average on highways and city roads.
Haima M3 is powered by a 1.5 litre petrol engine that burns out a performance output of 112 hp at 6000 rpm and peak torque of 147 Nm at 4000 rpm. This engine is accompanied with 5-speed manual or 4-speed CVT transmission for your comfort and convenience.
Acceleration & Pickup
Haima M3 with its 1.5 litre petrol engine crosses the speed limit of 170 kmph with a decent acceleration of 14.9 seconds form halt to 100 kmph.
Haima M3 is known to boasts a streamline and excellent body styling with sleek lines flowing through it that grants M3 a muscular feeling. The flying wing kind HID headlamps with front fog lamps perfectly matches to its alluring exterior designing. The chrome accented long and sleek front grille allows an ample of air to pass to the engine and keep it cool hence provide better fuel efficiency. The side appearance of Haima M3 is enchanted by high waist line that not only adds to its aerodynamic principle but also features fashion, driving dynamics and reduces the drag. Further the car is complemented by shark fin antennae with body coloured front and rear bumpers and chrome plated door handles. The rear portion of Haima M3 is integrated with diamond cut tail lamps, LED brake lamps and Haima insignia on its tail gate. The exterior colour tones that fascinates Haima M3 includes Passion Orange, Vegas Gold, Vivid Blue, Snow White, Metallic Silver and Space Grey.
Haima M3 carries an overall length of 4545 mm, overall width of 1737 mm and overall height of 1495 mm with a long decent wheelbase of 2600 mm comforting the passengers.
The high technology specified interior features of Haima M3 includes a bright instrument cylinder type cluster white ice blue illumination that consists of a tachometer in it with multi-information display designed to keep you updated with all the vehicle related information such as top speed, average fuel consumption and more. The chrome plated shifting lever adds a luxury feeling to the car while driving. The multi functional steering wheel consists of power steering in it enhance handling of Haima M3. The automatic air conditioner system with pollen filter not only maintains a preferable atmosphere inside the sedan but also makes it clean with the help of pollen filter. The interior rear view mirror with manual anti-dazzling feature enhances rear view transparency. The front doors consists of dual warning indicators in it as well and the door is designed ergonomically with multi angle door designing.
Haima M3 comes packed with 15 interior storage options so that you can keep your frequently accessories close to you and safely as well such as glove box on center console, front and rear cup holders and coin holder, front and rear door storages. The spacious leather seats with soft and supple leather grants you a comforting riding experience even on long road journeys. The LED reading lamps are designed to remove darkness inside the cabin. The power windows are engineered with controls embedded on driver's side and independent control on each door as well.
The maximum cargo space emphasized by Haima M3 is 450 litres which includes the various storage compartments in it as well. The cargo space can be increased by folding the rear seats in 60:40 ratio.
Engine and Performance
Haima M3 is mechanized by a single engine variant that delivers a thunder-struck engine performance. The gasoline engine with 1598 cc displacement consists of 4 cylinders and 16 valves in it. The 1.6 litre petrol engine produces a maximum performance output of 112 hp at 6000 rpm and maximum torque of 147 Nm at 4000 rpm.
Stereo and Accessories
Entertainment in Haima M3 is taken care by the standardized contemporary sound system with a touch screen display of significant inches. The sound system is comprised of an AM, FM, Radio player in it with a single CD player as well. Connectivity in Haima M3 is enhanced via MP3, USB and AUX plug ins available that allows you to listen to your wish list. The car comes equipped with 4 speakers engineered in each corner so as to deliver an equal and superior sound quality to the passengers.
Haima M3 is sporty with 15 inches alloy wheel that ensures stability of your drive. The 15 inches alloy wheels are comprised of a tire size of 185/60 R 15 with a spare tire of same size.
Braking and Handling
Efficient braking in Haima M3 is ensured by solid disc brakes in its front wheel pair and drum brakes in its rear wheel pair. Haima M3 is comprised of Independent McPherson strut front suspensions and Torsion beam non-independent rear suspension.
Safety and Security
Haima M3 is designed with the lead motive to provide best of its safety to the occupants. All the four wheel brakes of Haima M3 are locked with an Anti-lock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution so as to maximize braking of the car even on high speeds. Impact during a collision to the occupants is reduced via active head restraints with seat belts loaded with load limiters and pre-tensioners in it. The high strength steel 3D body structure with light weight index of Haima M3 absorbs the impacts caused during a collision or jerks and lets minimum effect being caused to the passengers. The SRS front row dual airbags protects the driver and front passenger in case of a collision. Child safety in Haima M3 is provided by ISOFIX child safety lock with three-point child safety seat latches. Additional level of safety is provided by remote key, engine immobilizer, parking brake on beep, reversing radar, speed sensitive auto-lock and central door locking.
- High utility drive
- Good fuel efficiency
- Adequate power to weight ratio
- Limited after sales services
- High maintenance
- Heavy steering