BMW M3 vs Ford Sierra RS Cosworth

Picture of Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
Picture of BMW M3 (E30)
Category Sierra RS CosworthBMW M3 (E30)
Engine layout 2.0 l R42.3 l R4
Max power (ps / bhp) 204 / 201200 / 197
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 270 / 199240 / 177
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1248 / 27511269 / 2798
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 163 / 161158 / 155

Acceleration

Speed & distance Sierra RS CosworthBMW M3 (E30)
0 - 100 kph 6.4 s6.5 s
0 - 160 kph 18.2 s17.5 s
0 - 200 kph 37.7 s33.7 s
1000 m 27.3 s27.5 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 31.0 s26.9 s
0 - 100 mph 16.1 s17.5 s
Est. 1/8 mile 10.5 s @ 80.8 mph10.5 s @ 80.8 mph
1/4 mile 15.5 s15.2 s @ 92.0 mph
Est. 1/2 mile 26.6 s @ 115.6 mph25.9 s @ 116.2 mph

General performance

Category Sierra RS CosworthBMW M3 (E30)
Top speed 241 kph (150 mph)240 kph (149 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.48 g (5 m/s²)0.47 g (5 m/s²)
Fuel economy 12.6 l/100 km (19 mpg US / 22 UK)12.1 l/100 km (19 mpg US / 23 UK)

Summary

Category Sierra RS CosworthBMW M3 (E30)
Track Performance 00
Straight line speed 12901356
Total 12901356

Verdict

There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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