BMW M3 vs Tesla Model 3 Performance

Picture of BMW M3 (F80)
Picture of Tesla Model 3 Performance
Category BMW M3 (F80)Model 3 Performance
Max power (ps / bhp) 431 / 425487 / 480
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 550 / 406639 / 471
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1597 / 35211847 / 4072
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 270 / 266264 / 260
Average price €90,000€58,000

Lap Times

Track BMW M3 (F80)Model 3 Performance
Thunderhill Park West 1:35.961:34.07
Top Gear Track 1:21.601:21.50

Acceleration

Speed & distance BMW M3 (F80)Model 3 Performance
0 - 50 kph 1.6 s1.6 s
0 - 80 kph 2.9 s2.9 s
0 - 100 kph 4.1 s3.4 s
0 - 130 kph 6.0 s5.7 s
0 - 160 kph 8.5 s8.2 s
0 - 200 kph 13.3 s14.1 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 9.3 s11.3 s
0 - 60 mph 3.8 s3.3 s
0 - 100 mph 8.5 s8.6 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.6 s @ 99.4 mph8.4 s @ 100.0 mph
1/4 mile 12.0 s @ 119.3 mph11.8 s @ 114.2 mph

General performance

Category BMW M3 (F80)Model 3 Performance
Top speed 280 kph (174 mph)261 kph (162 mph)
0 - 100 mph - 0 13.8 s13.1 s
Est. max acceleration 0.70 g (7 m/s²)0.85 g (8 m/s²)
18m slalom 67.7 kph (42.1 mph)66.8 kph (41.5 mph)
Fuel economy 10.0 l/100 km (24 mpg US / 28 UK)13.6 kwh/100 km
Lateral acceleration 1.01 g (10 m/s²)0.95 g (9 m/s²)
100 kph - 0 33 m (107 ft)33 m (110 ft)
200 kph - 0 134 m (438 ft)160 m (524 ft)
60 mph - 0 30 m (99 ft)30 m (99 ft)

Summary

Category BMW M3 (F80)Model 3 Performance
Track Performance 194200
Straight line speed 19912017
Total 21852217

Verdict

There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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mph  4m ago

Correction: 7.8 sec to 100 mph


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mph  4m ago

Note that the test of this Tesla did not have the 5% power increase nor did it have the track package that is now available from Tesla. So Model 3 in corners pulls about 1.0g not 0.95. Expect 1/8 mile at 7.6 at 98mph and 100 mph at 100 mph. According to Dragtimes many are doing 1/4 mile in 11.4 and one in 11.3.


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Sslider02  5m ago

These test results have some anomalies:
Shows Tesla at 8.6 secs for 0-100, but 1/8 mile shows 8.4 secs, and shows BMW 8.5 secs for 0-100 but 1/8 mile shows 8.6 secs at 99.4 MPH,
And since they are so close 0-100, and BMW stops faster, how can
0 - 100 mph - 0, have Tesla at 13.1 s and BMW at 13.8 s ?


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CommentCrusader  1y ago

This data isn't even accurate right now. Personally ran 11.4@115 in my model 3 performance before the 5 percent power increase. WHo cares about top speed? There is no stock m3 beating this thing to 60 or a 1/4 mile, let alone at a stop light. Literally just mash and go. No sliding no effort. That bmw looks pretty but the gas, maintenance, etc.. will add to the amount you already overpaid by going that route. I've had them both and for anything I drive regularly I'm not going internal combustion ever again. Just regen braking is worth it. Imagine never having to use your brakes for anything other than hard braking. The torque vectoring of electric motors. I'm a gear head but it's just impossible to beat electric in everything but raw horsepower right now. Do your research unbiased and you will see. Better yet go actually ride in a tesla . Not a prius or a leaf but something fast


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see  2y ago

I would say M3 is faster given the fact it catches up after being behind at first. Any car that is faster at high speeds, and slower at slow speeds, is considered a faster car.