BMW M3 vs BMW M3 Cabrio

Picture of BMW M3 (E36)
Picture of BMW M3 Cabrio (E46)
Category BMW M3 (E36)BMW M3 Cabrio (E46)
Engine layout 3.2 l R63.2 l R6
Max power (ps / bhp) 321 / 317343 / 338
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 350 / 258365 / 269
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1474 / 32501655 / 3649
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 218 / 215207 / 204

Lap Times

Track BMW M3 (E36)BMW M3 Cabrio (E46)
Hockenheim Short 1:17.201:18.40

Performance

Category BMW M3 (E36)BMW M3 Cabrio (E46)
0 - 100 kph 5.5 s5.5 s
0 - 200 kph 20.1 s19.8 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 14.6 s14.3 s
0 - 100 mph 12.5 s12.4 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.6 s @ 88.9 mph9.6 s @ 88.9 mph
1/4 mile 13.9 s13.7 s @ 104.4 mph
Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)250 kph (155 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.57 g (6 m/s²)0.57 g (6 m/s²)

Summary

Category BMW M3 (E36)BMW M3 Cabrio (E46)
Track Performance 10095
Straight line speed 783800
Total 883895

Verdict

There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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BMWexpert  11y ago

BMW E36 M3!!!