BMW M3 vs BMW 1 Series M Coupe

Picture of BMW 1 Series M Coupe
Picture of BMW M3 (E92)
Category BMW 1 Series M CoupeBMW M3 (E92)
Max power (ps / bhp) 340 / 335420 / 414
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 500 / 369400 / 295
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1513 / 33361618 / 3567
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 225 / 222260 / 256


Category BMW 1 Series M CoupeBMW M3 (E92)
0 - 40 kph 1.6 s1.8 s
0 - 50 kph 1.8 s1.9 s
0 - 100 kph 4.5 s4.3 s
0 - 130 kph 7.2 s6.9 s
0 - 200 kph 15.2 s15.2 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 10.7 s10.9 s
0 - 60 mph 4.2 s3.9 s
0 - 100 mph 9.8 s9.4 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.8 s @ 96.3 mph8.7 s @ 96.9 mph
1/4 mile 12.8 s @ 111.2 mph12.4 s @ 114.3 mph
Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)280 kph (174 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.68 g (7 m/s²)0.72 g (7 m/s²)


Category BMW 1 Series M CoupeBMW M3 (E92)
Track Performance 17571777
Straight line speed 10861150
Total 28442927


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G  9y ago

The problem with the rating system is that it doesn't appear to be properly weighted. For example, if two cars achieve a time of 8:04 and 8:05 respectively, then relatively speaking they are much closer in performance than another two cars which achieve 1:00 and 1:01. Both times may only be 1s apart, but expressed as a percentage, we have a 0.2% difference in the first example but 1% in the second, which explains why Nurburgring lap times seem to skew the results in a two car comparison.

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Julle85  10y ago


No, i dont take serious this stuff :D

In here this pointslist is "amazing". Where i can see that pointslist?

Fastestlaps can forget pointslist in here, and it will be better system in here, if the car will win both categorys, and dont giving points to cars.

For example.

Track Performance: If BMW 1 M Coupe is faster on track, then it will faster on track, and win M3.

Staight line speed: If BMW M3 is faster on straigt line speed, then M3 win.

And if the car wins both categorys, then the car is noticeably faster then other.

Please Fastestlaps, forget the pointslist!

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DDriver  10y ago

Julle85 has the point. Comparison function should obey transitivity (using Georg's explanation on how it should work), otherwise it is wrongly implemented.

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Derb  10y ago

why do you take this comparison so serious?
i think everybody knows that this is not the ultimative way to compare cars

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Julle85  10y ago


How can you explain this?

Audi RS5 is faster than BMW M3 E92 is. And BMW M3 E92 is faster than 1 M Coupe is. And 1 M Coupe is faster than Audi RS5 is. WTF?



Here is more.




Why Audi RS5 topspeed is +280km/h? So Audi RS6 topspeed is also 280km/h.

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w0o0dy  10y ago

@Georg: and that's exactly why i think its wrong. If a car gets beaten most of the time it means its generally slower... even if it wins a lot on a couple of tracks... most of the time you'd lose, so its slower not faster.

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Georg  10y ago

the way the point system works here... the M3 has two tracks with a huge lead over the 1M ...all other tracks are extremly closed match which adds next to no points even f won more tracks overall...
the 10s at the northloop and the 6s at the wet handling test which won the M3 made the different
The point system here is based on time different not numbers of track won...the bigger the different the more points the faster car gets...

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Julle85  10y ago


BMW 1 Series M coupe have 8/14 better laptimes. So how M3 have better track points?

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Georg  11y ago

I am currious to see this the next months with more tests getting better numbers for the 1series M Coupe... like sportauto claimed the M3 perfromance pack they tested in 7/2010 was slower...