BMW M3 vs Seat Leon Cupra 300

Picture of BMW M3 (E46)
Picture of Seat Leon Cupra 300 (Mk III)
Category BMW M3 (E46)Seat Leon Cupra 300
Engine layout 3.2 l R62.0 l R4
Max power (ps / bhp) 343 / 338300 / 296
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 365 / 269380 / 280
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1567 / 34551372 / 3025
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 219 / 216219 / 216
Average price €54,000€38,000

Lap Times

Track BMW M3 (E46)Seat Leon Cupra 300
Serres Racing Circuit 1:35.151:33.67

Acceleration

Speed & distance BMW M3 (E46)Seat Leon Cupra 300
0 - 50 kph 2.1 s2.3 s
0 - 100 kph 4.8 s5.5 s
0 - 160 kph 11.7 s11.7 s
0 - 200 kph 16.8 s17.3 s
60 - 100 kph (4) 5.7 s3.9 s
60 - 100 kph (5) 7.0 s5.5 s
80 - 120 kph (5) 7.0 s5.1 s
80 - 120 kph (6) 9.7 s6.5 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 12.5 s13.0 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.4 s @ 91.3 mph9.8 s @ 88.9 mph
1/4 mile 13.1 s @ 107.5 mph13.9 s

General performance

Category BMW M3 (E46)Seat Leon Cupra 300
Top speed 280 kph (174 mph)250 kph (155 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.59 g (6 m/s²)0.53 g (5 m/s²)
18m slalom 67.8 kph (42.1 mph)72.3 kph (44.9 mph)
Fuel economy 8.8 l/100 km (27 mpg US / 32 UK)6.7 l/100 km (35 mpg US / 42 UK)
100 kph - 0 35 m (114 ft)31 m (102 ft)

Summary

Category BMW M3 (E46)Seat Leon Cupra 300
Track Performance 95100
Straight line speed 14711839
Total 15661939

Verdict

Leon Cupra 300 is the fastest by a small margin.

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