BMW M3 vs Tesla Model 3 Performance

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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) 1589 / 35031847 / 4072
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 271 / 268264 / 260
Average price €90,000€59,000

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


Category BMW M3 (F80)Model 3 Performance
Top speed 280 kph (174 mph)261 kph (162 mph)
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 s5.9 s
0 - 160 kph 8.5 s8.2 s
0 - 200 kph 13.3 s14.1 s
0 - 60 mph 3.8 s3.3 s
0 - 100 mph 8.5 s8.6 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.2 s @ 97.6 mph7.9 s @ 95.1 mph
1/4 mile 12.0 s @ 119.3 mph11.8 s @ 114.2 mph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 9.3 s11.3 s
0 - 100 mph - 0 13.8 s13.1 s
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)
18m slalom 67.7 kph (42.1 mph)66.8 kph (41.5 mph)
Lateral acceleration 1.01 g (10 m/s²)0.95 g (9 m/s²)


Category BMW M3 (F80)Model 3 Performance
Track Performance 194200
Straight line speed 18971923
Total 20912123


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CommentCrusader  6d 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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SpeedKing  6d ago

"Better yet go actually ride in a tesla" No thanks i'd rather take a Pista or a Performante for a spin anytime.

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see  4m 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.


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PPZ  4m ago

Yup the upcoming 510hp AWD M3 is going to kick this electric sh1tbox into oblivion.

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Ako  4m ago @PPZ

Yep at a cost a very high cost

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RobertoTT  2m ago @PPZ

Till the Model3 gets an update...

Tesla Model3 also cost 20-30k LESS than a similarly equipped M3and much cheaper to maintain throughout the 3 years of ownership most owners tend to keep it for. And if you have a Modern bmw past warranty its gonna be a money pit.

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Elon  2w ago @PPZ

And the upcoming Tesla Roadster 2.0 will kick that dead dinosaur powered antique into the dustbin of history

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aaayy  2w ago @Elon

And then the Aspark Owl will take it out of the dustbin and beat it to an oblivion. Or the Lotus Evija

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FastestLaps  2w ago @aaayy

Y compare BMW M3 to supercars.

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aaayy  2w ago @FastestLaps

Oops. I kinda forgot this was on the page for the M3.