Picture of BMW Z4 M Coupe

BMW Z4 M Coupe

Inline 6
343 ps (338 bhp)
365 Nm (269 lb-ft)
1466 kg (3232 lbs)
234 ps / tonne
Picture of BMW M3 (E46)

BMW M3 (E46)

343 ps (338 bhp)
365 Nm (269 lb-ft)
1573 kg (3468 lbs)
218 ps / tonne


  Z4 M CoupeM3
Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)250 kph (155 mph)
0 - 100 kph 4.9 s4.8 s
0 - 200 kph 17.3 s16.8 s
0 - 60 mph 4.8 s4.5 s
0 - 100 mph 12.1 s11.2 s
0 - 150 mph 34.9 s32.7 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.1 s @ 87.0 mph8.9 s @ 88.9 mph
1/4 mile 13.4 s @ 105.0 mph13.1 s @ 107.5 mph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 12.4 s12.0 s
Est. max acceleration 0.64 g (6 m/s²)0.66 g (6 m/s²)


  Z4 M CoupeM3
Track Performance 757787
Straight line speed 8981000
Total 16551787


M3 is the fastest by a small margin.

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sergiu  10m ago

all the difference in numbers are caused by comparing z4m manual to m3 smg , should be compared to manual as well , here are the difference m3 uses getrag 420gand z4m using zf6 53bz

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Ziof  2y ago

At nurburgring the Z4 is 10 seconds faster then M3 ;).

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Nick  4y ago

I find this hard to believe, as I have owned both Z4 M Coupe and M3 at the same time. We have drag raced them few times and the Z4 was 3 to 5 car lengths ahead every time.

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Robert  10y ago

I own a Z4 M Coupe and can\'t believe these facts :( Well, I was hoping that there was some sort of error! Same engine as the M3, the M Coupe is lighter, has the M3 suspension as well... How is this possible???

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Wads  11y ago

Everything on paper suggests that the Z4M should be quicker..... it is lighter and has a better power to weight ratio..... but the facts show that its slower on most of the tracks we have comparable lap times for which suggests that its handling and/or balance are not as good as the M3.....

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Damian  11y ago

Can anyone explain how the M3 coupe is faster than a Z4 coupe? The Z4 is lighter and a dedicated sports car, whereas the 3 is a family saloon.