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) 1604 / 35361848 / 4074
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 269 / 265264 / 260
Average price €85,000€60,000

Acceleration

Speed & distance BMW M3 (F80)Model 3 Performance
0 - 50 kph 1.6 s1.6 s
0 - 60 kph 2.5 s2.0 s
0 - 80 kph 2.9 s2.7 s
0 - 100 kph 4.1 s3.4 s
0 - 130 kph 6.0 s5.5 s
0 - 160 kph 8.5 s8.2 s
0 - 200 kph 13.3 s13.6 s
0 - 60 mph 3.8 s3.1 s
0 - 100 mph 8.5 s8.2 s
0 - 150 mph 20.8 s27.0 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.6 s @ 99.4 mph8.3 s @ 100.7 mph
1/4 mile 12.0 s @ 119.3 mph11.5 s

Braking distance

Speed BMW M3 (F80)Model 3 Performance
100 kph - 0 33 m (107 ft)33 m (110 ft)
200 kph - 0 134 m (438 ft)139 m (456 ft)
60 mph - 0 30 m (99 ft)30 m (99 ft)
70 mph - 0 46 m (150 ft)45 m (147 ft)

General performance

Category BMW M3 (F80)Model 3 Performance
Top speed 284 kph (176 mph)262 kph (163 mph)
0 - 100 mph - 0 13.8 s13.1 s
Est. max acceleration 0.72 g (7 m/s²)0.86 g (8 m/s²)
18m slalom 67.7 kph (42.1 mph)67.5 kph (41.9 mph)
Fuel economy 7.3 l/100 km (32 mpg US / 39 UK)13.6 kwh/100 km
Lateral acceleration 1.01 g (10 m/s²)0.96 g (9 m/s²)

Summary

Category BMW M3 (F80)Model 3 Performance
Track Performance 389398
Straight line speed 21412454
Total 25302852

Verdict

Model 3 Performance is the fastest by a small margin.

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mph  2y ago

Correction: 7.8 sec to 100 mph


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mph  2y 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  2y 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  3y 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  3y 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.