BMW Z3 M Roadster vs Toyota MR-2 1.8 Roadster

Picture of Toyota MR-2 1.8 Roadster
Picture of BMW Z3 M Roadster (321 PS)
Category MR-2 1.8 RoadsterBMW Z3 M Roadster
Engine layout 1.8 l R43.2 l R6
Max power (ps / bhp) 140 / 138321 / 317
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 170 / 125350 / 258
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1014 / 22351350 / 2976
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 138 / 136238 / 235

Acceleration

Speed & distance MR-2 1.8 RoadsterBMW Z3 M Roadster
0 - 100 kph 7.6 s5.4 s
0 - 200 kph 65.5 s17.9 s
1000 m 29.1 s24.8 s
0 - 60 mph 7.2 s4.5 s
0 - 100 mph 21.2 s10.8 s
Est. 1/8 mile 11.1 s @ 76.4 mph9.5 s @ 90.7 mph
1/4 mile 16.0 s13.1 s @ 109.4 mph

General performance

Category MR-2 1.8 RoadsterBMW Z3 M Roadster
Top speed 211 kph (131 mph)251 kph (156 mph)
Fuel economy 5.9 l/100 km (40 mpg US / 48 UK)9.0 l/100 km (26 mpg US / 31 UK)
100 kph - 0 38 m (123 ft)39 m (128 ft)

Summary

Category MR-2 1.8 RoadsterBMW Z3 M Roadster
Track Performance 271300
Straight line speed 614960
Total 8851260

Verdict

Z3 M Roadster is the fastest by considerable margin.

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Viking  10y ago

The SCCA has classed both of these into E street for 2014. Most competitors have stated that the Spyder will easily beat the all models of Z3 including the M Roadster and M Coupe in Solo II. Horsepower helps a lot on big race tracks, but in tight courses not so much. On a Solo II course even the Spyder will only use the first three gears. In other words: lots of tight corners with very short straights, kinda like some of the best mountain roads out here.