Aston Martin V8 Vantage vs BMW M3

Picture of Aston Martin V8 Vantage (Mk I 385 PS)
Picture of BMW M3 (E92)
Category V8 VantageBMW M3 (E92)
Engine layout 4.3 l V84.0 l V8
Max power (ps / bhp) 385 / 380420 / 414
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 417 / 308400 / 295
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1636 / 36071580 / 3483
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 235 / 232266 / 262

Performance

Category V8 VantageBMW M3 (E92)
0 - 100 kph 5.0 s4.3 s
0 - 200 kph 18.0 s15.2 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 13.0 s10.9 s
0 - 100 mph 11.6 s9.4 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.3 s @ 92.0 mph8.7 s @ 96.9 mph
1/4 mile 13.1 s12.4 s @ 114.3 mph
Top speed 280 kph (174 mph)280 kph (174 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.62 g (6 m/s²)0.72 g (7 m/s²)

Summary

Category V8 VantageBMW M3 (E92)
Track Performance 11971267
Straight line speed 566800
Total 17632067

Verdict

M3 is the fastest by a small margin.

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Viking  10y ago

@b dot I agree. I have seen a few Aston Martin V8 Vantages in the Washington D.C. area and they are absolutely stunning. A beautiful and sexy car that is hard to not stare at.


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b dot  10y ago

The v8 vantage is not a car, it\'s pornography.


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Viking  11y ago

Once again, the Aston Martin is slower, but prettier. Reliability probably also favors the BMW. Still, if I had enough money in the bank that the price difference did not matter; I would prefer the beautiful Aston Martin.