BMW M3 vs Tesla Model 3 Performance

Picture of Tesla Model 3 Performance
Picture of BMW M3 (F80)
Category Model 3 PerformanceBMW M3 (F80)
Max power (ps / bhp) 487 / 480431 / 425
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 639 / 471550 / 406
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1847 / 40721589 / 3503
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 264 / 260271 / 268
Average price €59,000€90,000

Lap Times

Track Model 3 PerformanceBMW M3 (F80)
Top Gear Track 1:21.501:21.60
Thunderhill Park West 1:34.071:35.96

Acceleration

Speed & distance Model 3 PerformanceBMW M3 (F80)
0 - 50 kph 1.6 s1.6 s
0 - 80 kph 2.9 s2.9 s
0 - 100 kph 3.4 s4.1 s
0 - 130 kph 5.7 s6.0 s
0 - 160 kph 8.2 s8.5 s
0 - 200 kph 14.1 s13.3 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 11.4 s9.3 s
0 - 60 mph 3.3 s3.8 s
0 - 100 mph 8.6 s8.5 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.4 s @ 100.0 mph8.6 s @ 99.4 mph
1/4 mile 11.8 s @ 114.2 mph12.0 s @ 119.3 mph

General performance

Category Model 3 PerformanceBMW M3 (F80)
Top speed 261 kph (162 mph)280 kph (174 mph)
0 - 100 mph - 0 13.1 s13.8 s
Est. max acceleration 0.86 g (8 m/s²)0.70 g (7 m/s²)
18m slalom 66.8 kph (41.5 mph)67.7 kph (42.1 mph)
Lateral acceleration 0.95 g (9 m/s²)1.01 g (10 m/s²)
100 kph - 0 33 m (110 ft)33 m (107 ft)
200 kph - 0 160 m (524 ft)134 m (438 ft)
60 mph - 0 30 m (99 ft)30 m (99 ft)

Summary

Category Model 3 PerformanceBMW M3 (F80)
Track Performance 200194
Straight line speed 19211991
Total 21212185

Verdict

There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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CommentCrusader  9m 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  1y 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.