BMW M3 vs Porsche 911 Carrera

Picture of BMW M3 (E46)
Picture of Porsche 911 Carrera (996)
Category BMW M3 (E46)Porsche 911 Carrera
Engine layout 3.2 l R63.4 l B6
Max power (ps / bhp) 343 / 338300 / 296
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 365 / 269350 / 258
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1573 / 34681320 / 2910
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 218 / 215227 / 224

Performance

Category BMW M3 (E46)Porsche 911 Carrera
0 - 100 kph 4.8 s4.9 s
0 - 200 kph 16.8 s17.9 s
1000 m 24.6 s25.0 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 12.0 s13.0 s
0 - 100 mph 11.2 s11.0 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.1 s @ 93.8 mph9.2 s @ 92.6 mph
1/4 mile 13.1 s @ 107.5 mph13.0 s
Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)281 kph (175 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.64 g (6 m/s²)0.63 g (6 m/s²)

Summary

Category BMW M3 (E46)Porsche 911 Carrera
Track Performance 595582
Straight line speed 921942
Total 15161524

Verdict

There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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ultegra  5y ago

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


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Karthick01  8y ago

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