BMW M3 vs Chevrolet Corvette C5

Picture of Chevrolet Corvette C5 (344 PS)
Picture of BMW M3 (E46)
Category Corvette C5BMW M3 (E46)
Engine layout 5.7 l V83.2 l R6
Max power (ps / bhp) 344 / 339343 / 338
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 483 / 356365 / 269
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1500 / 33071567 / 3455
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 229 / 226219 / 216
Average price €57,000€54,000

Acceleration

Speed & distance Corvette C5BMW M3 (E46)
0 - 40 kph 1.8 s1.8 s
0 - 60 kph 2.8 s2.8 s
0 - 80 kph 3.9 s3.7 s
0 - 100 kph 5.3 s4.8 s
0 - 120 kph 6.9 s6.9 s
0 - 130 kph 8.7 s7.9 s
0 - 140 kph 9.3 s8.9 s
0 - 160 kph 11.5 s11.4 s
0 - 180 kph 15.0 s14.2 s
0 - 200 kph 18.5 s16.8 s
0 - 220 kph 23.3 s23.9 s
0 - 240 kph 32.0 s31.1 s
1000 m 24.1 s24.1 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 14.0 s12.5 s
0 - 60 mph 4.8 s4.5 s
0 - 100 mph 11.1 s11.2 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.7 s @ 88.9 mph9.4 s @ 91.3 mph
1/4 mile 13.2 s @ 109.3 mph13.1 s @ 107.5 mph

General performance

Category Corvette C5BMW M3 (E46)
Top speed 280 kph (174 mph)280 kph (174 mph)
0 - 100 mph - 0 15.7 s16.9 s
Est. max acceleration 0.56 g (6 m/s²)0.59 g (6 m/s²)
18m slalom 60.5 kph (37.6 mph)67.8 kph (42.1 mph)
Fuel economy 10.1 l/100 km (23 mpg US / 28 UK)8.6 l/100 km (27 mpg US / 33 UK)
Lateral acceleration 0.93 g (9 m/s²)0.89 g (9 m/s²)
100 kph - 0 37 m (120 ft)35 m (114 ft)
60 mph - 0 35 m (116 ft)34 m (113 ft)

Summary

Category Corvette C5BMW M3 (E46)
Track Performance 456500
Straight line speed 30243279
Total 34803779

Verdict

M3 is the fastest by a small margin.

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