BMW M3 vs Porsche 911 Carrera

Picture of BMW M3 (E46)
Picture of Porsche 911 Carrera (996 facelift)
Category BMW M3 (E46)Porsche 911 Carrera
Engine type R6Boxer 6, 24v
Max power 343 ps (338 bhp)320 ps (315 bhp)
Max torque 365 Nm (269 lb-ft)370 Nm (273 lb-ft)
Curb weight 1573 kg (3468 lbs)1345 kg (2965 lbs)
Power / tonne 218 ps (215 bhp)238 ps (234 bhp)

Performance

Category BMW M3 (E46)Porsche 911 Carrera
Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)285 kph (177 mph)
0 - 100 kph 4.8 s4.7 s
0 - 200 kph 16.8 s16.2 s
0 - 100 mph 11.2 s10.2 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.9 s @ 88.9 mph8.7 s @ 91.3 mph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 12.0 s11.5 s
Est. max acceleration 0.66 g (6 m/s²)0.66 g (6 m/s²)

Summary

Category BMW M3 (E46)Porsche 911 Carrera
Track Performance 491493
Straight line speed 608700
Total 10991193

Verdict

911 Carrera is the fastest by a small margin.

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