BMW M3 vs Porsche 911 Carrera

Picture of BMW M3 (E36)
Picture of Porsche 911 Carrera (996)
Category BMW M3 (E36)Porsche 911 Carrera
Engine layout 3.2 l R63.4 l B6
Max power (ps / bhp) 321 / 317300 / 296
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 350 / 258350 / 258
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1474 / 32501320 / 2910
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 218 / 215227 / 224

Performance

Category BMW M3 (E36)Porsche 911 Carrera
Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)281 kph (175 mph)
0 - 100 kph 5.5 s4.9 s
0 - 200 kph 20.1 s17.9 s
0 - 100 mph 12.5 s11.0 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.6 s @ 88.9 mph9.2 s @ 92.6 mph
1/4 mile 13.9 s13.0 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 14.6 s13.0 s
Est. max acceleration 0.57 g (6 m/s²)0.63 g (6 m/s²)

Summary

Category BMW M3 (E36)Porsche 911 Carrera
Track Performance 479500
Straight line speed 593800
Total 10721300

Verdict

911 Carrera is the fastest by a small margin.

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