BMW M3 vs Porsche 911 Carrera

Picture of Porsche 911 Carrera (996)
Picture of BMW M3 (E46)
Category Porsche 911 CarreraBMW M3 (E46)
Engine layout 3.4 l B63.2 l R6
Max power (ps / bhp) 300 / 296343 / 338
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 350 / 258365 / 269
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1378 / 30381567 / 3455
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 218 / 215219 / 216

Acceleration

Speed & distance Porsche 911 CarreraBMW M3 (E46)
0 - 50 kph 2.0 s2.1 s
0 - 100 kph 4.9 s4.8 s
0 - 160 kph 11.0 s11.7 s
0 - 200 kph 17.9 s16.8 s
1000 m 23.9 s24.1 s
60 - 100 kph (4) 5.6 s5.7 s
60 - 100 kph (5) 7.2 s7.0 s
80 - 120 kph (5) 7.2 s7.0 s
80 - 120 kph (6) 9.6 s9.7 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 14.2 s12.5 s
0 - 60 mph 4.6 s4.5 s
0 - 100 mph 10.5 s11.2 s
0 - 150 mph 41.3 s32.7 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.5 s @ 90.1 mph9.4 s @ 91.3 mph
1/4 mile 13.0 s13.1 s @ 107.5 mph

General performance

Category Porsche 911 CarreraBMW M3 (E46)
Top speed 282 kph (175 mph)280 kph (174 mph)
0 - 100 mph - 0 16.5 s16.9 s
Est. max acceleration 0.58 g (6 m/s²)0.59 g (6 m/s²)
18m slalom 66.1 kph (41.1 mph)67.8 kph (42.1 mph)
Fuel economy 8.8 l/100 km (27 mpg US / 32 UK)8.8 l/100 km (27 mpg US / 32 UK)
Lateral acceleration 0.93 g (9 m/s²)0.89 g (9 m/s²)
Downforce @ 200 kph -11 kg (-24 lbs)-18 kg (-40 lbs)
100 kph - 0 36 m (119 ft)35 m (114 ft)
60 mph - 0 34 m (111 ft)34 m (113 ft)

Summary

Category Porsche 911 CarreraBMW M3 (E46)
Track Performance 582595
Straight line speed 27262761
Total 33093356

Verdict

There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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ultegra  7y ago

BMW missed the point when they stuck with a cast iron motor block, and cast iron brake calipers.


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Karthick01  10y ago

Porsche 996 Carrera won as I Expected.I Think it is Fair To Compare These Cars.