BMW M3 vs Audi S8

Picture of Audi S8 (D3)
Picture of BMW M3 (E92)
Category Audi S8 (D3)BMW M3 (E92)
Engine layout 5.2 l V104.0 l V8
Max power (ps / bhp) 450 / 444420 / 414
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 540 / 398400 / 295
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1940 / 42771621 / 3574
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 232 / 229259 / 256

Lap Times

Track Audi S8 (D3)BMW M3 (E92)
Wakefield Park 1:12.101:07.80
Tsukuba 1:08.301:05.33


Category Audi S8 (D3)BMW M3 (E92)
0 - 100 kph 4.9 s4.3 s
0 - 200 kph 16.6 s15.2 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 11.7 s10.7 s
0 - 100 mph 11.6 s9.4 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.1 s @ 93.8 mph8.9 s @ 95.7 mph
1/4 mile 13.1 s @ 101.9 mph12.4 s @ 114.3 mph
Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)280 kph (174 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.63 g (6 m/s²)0.66 g (6 m/s²)


Category Audi S8 (D3)BMW M3 (E92)
Track Performance 171200
Straight line speed 610800
Total 7811000


M3 is the fastest by considerable margin.

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Wads  12y ago

The M3 in that video is the E93 convertible not the coupe so a bit slower and it didn\'t use launch control so could have been a manual which is also a bit slower than the DCT/DKG

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Georg  12y ago

possible the M3 was with DKG dual clutch tranny and the guy used lunch controll... sportauto tested the M3 vs the RS5 and the DKG equipped M3 failed to get better than 5.0s 0-100km/h time. sportauto (normaly die hardcore BMW fanboys!!!) claimed the lunch controll of the M3 is simple and PURE SHIT no matter how good the rest of the car is..

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gt  12y ago

its a downhilland that simply means if the car is about 300 kg heavier and has 30 more ps for those two reasons and eliminating other factors it should be faster at high speeds

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phavyarden  12y ago

I think it\'s not bullshit, i\'ve seen videos of a s 65 amg killing a 997 turbo, and it\'s simple, at the start it\'s really hard take all that power to the ground because it\'s a really heavy car and it needs a lot of torque, and a lot of torque it meand more wheel spin.
In that case of the M3 and the S8 it\'s the same, the S8 i\'ts not better at the start or in a track race, but in rolling start it don\'t need that big effort so it can win if the M3 driver is not good enought

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BMWexpert  12y ago

\"And this M3 can be my next car in next months..or the audi TT RS\".

Well if you want speed and peformance , you can take the M3.

Audi TT-RS is very sexy and cool.I think the TT-RS is cheaper and better to use in every day!MY OPINION.....

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the race  12y ago

Simply a load of crap...+ we don\'t know if cars where its a big bullshiting some others all over the web..and this M3 can be my next car in next months..or the audi TT RS

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BMWexpert  12y ago


I know that this stupid , but one day i looked 1 video in Youtube.

There the S8 kills the M3....i think that video is big bullshit....opinions?