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 layout 3.2 l R63.6 l B6
Max power (ps / bhp) 343 / 338320 / 315
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 365 / 269370 / 273
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1573 / 34681345 / 2965
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 218 / 215238 / 234

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 9.1 s @ 93.8 mph9.0 s @ 94.4 mph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 12.0 s11.5 s
Est. max acceleration 0.64 g (6 m/s²)0.66 g (6 m/s²)

Summary

Category BMW M3 (E46)Porsche 911 Carrera
Track Performance 491493
Straight line speed 602700
Total 10931193

Verdict

911 Carrera is the fastest by a small margin.

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