BMW M3 vs Ferrari 456 GT

Picture of Ferrari 456 GT
Picture of BMW M3 (E46)
Category Ferrari 456 GTBMW M3 (E46)
Engine layout 5.5 l V123.2 l R6
Max power (ps / bhp) 442 / 436343 / 338
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 550 / 406365 / 269
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1749 / 38561567 / 3455
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 253 / 249219 / 216

Lap Times

Track Ferrari 456 GTBMW M3 (E46)
Tsukuba 1:07.741:07.11

Acceleration

Speed & distance Ferrari 456 GTBMW M3 (E46)
0 - 100 kph 5.0 s4.8 s
0 - 160 kph 11.7 s11.7 s
1000 m 24.2 s24.1 s
0 - 60 mph 4.9 s4.5 s
0 - 100 mph 12.1 s11.2 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.1 s @ 88.9 mph9.3 s @ 92.0 mph
1/4 mile 13.2 s13.1 s @ 107.5 mph

General performance

Category Ferrari 456 GTBMW M3 (E46)
Top speed 300 kph (186 mph)280 kph (174 mph)
Fuel economy 11.6 l/100 km (20 mpg US / 24 UK)8.8 l/100 km (27 mpg US / 32 UK)
Lateral acceleration 0.88 g (9 m/s²)0.89 g (9 m/s²)
60 mph - 0 35 m (114 ft)34 m (113 ft)

Summary

Category Ferrari 456 GTBMW M3 (E46)
Track Performance 97100
Straight line speed 10831375
Total 11801475

Verdict

M3 is the fastest by a small margin.

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Guest87329  8y ago

Of course, the M3 has a limiter, so it's fair to say the M3 is 'a bit faster'.