Ferrari F430 vs BMW M3

Picture of BMW M3 (E92)
Picture of Ferrari F430
Category BMW M3 (E92)Ferrari F430
Engine layout 4.0 l V84.3 l V8
Max power (ps / bhp) 420 / 414490 / 483
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 400 / 295465 / 343
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1614 / 35581483 / 3269
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 260 / 257330 / 326

Acceleration

Speed & distance BMW M3 (E92)Ferrari F430
0 - 40 kph 1.8 s1.4 s
0 - 100 kph 4.3 s3.8 s
0 - 200 kph 15.2 s12.2 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 10.7 s8.4 s
0 - 60 mph 3.9 s3.5 s
0 - 100 mph 9.4 s7.9 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.9 s @ 96.3 mph8.2 s @ 101.9 mph
1/4 mile 12.4 s @ 114.3 mph11.7 s

General performance

Category BMW M3 (E92)Ferrari F430
Top speed 280 kph (174 mph)315 kph (196 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.68 g (7 m/s²)0.81 g (8 m/s²)
Lateral acceleration 0.94 g (9 m/s²)0.97 g (10 m/s²)
70 mph - 0 50 m (163 ft)45 m (147 ft)

Summary

Category BMW M3 (E92)Ferrari F430
Track Performance 12091281
Straight line speed 8891300
Total 20992581

Verdict

F430 is the fastest by a small margin.

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Shaggy  9y ago

Why would anyone try to compare a BMW to a Ferrari?

 

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TIM CHEOU  2m ago

I am comparing because i am upgrading from my m3 to f430. Ferrari i rented before it turns out to feel slower but its not that slow interestingly.


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FastestLaps  2m ago @TIM CHEOU

430 is not slow by any standards. It was huge leap in performance, compared to 360.


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JayKarthi  9y ago

Ferrari Rules