BMW M3 vs BMW Z4 M Coupe

Picture of BMW Z4 M Coupe
Picture of BMW M3 (E46)
Category BMW Z4 M CoupeBMW M3 (E46)
Engine layout 3.2 l R63.2 l R6
Max power (ps / bhp) 343 / 338343 / 338
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 365 / 269365 / 269
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1466 / 32321573 / 3468
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 234 / 231218 / 215


Category BMW Z4 M CoupeBMW M3 (E46)
0 - 100 kph 4.9 s4.8 s
0 - 200 kph 17.3 s16.8 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 12.4 s12.0 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 9.2 s @ 93.2 mph9.1 s @ 93.8 mph
1/4 mile 13.4 s @ 105.0 mph13.1 s @ 107.5 mph
Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)250 kph (155 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.63 g (6 m/s²)0.64 g (6 m/s²)


Category BMW Z4 M CoupeBMW M3 (E46)
Track Performance 757787
Straight line speed 9061000
Total 16621787


M3 is the fastest by a small margin.

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sergiu  1y 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  3y ago

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

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Nick  5y 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  12y 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  12y 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.