BMW M3 vs Audi S8 Plus

Picture of BMW M3 (F80)
Picture of Audi S8 Plus (D7)
Category BMW M3 (F80)Audi S8 Plus (D7)
Engine type Twin Turbo Inline-6, 24vV8 Turbocharged
Max power 431 ps (425 bhp)605 ps (597 bhp)
Max torque 550 Nm (406 lb-ft)
Curb weight 1589 kg (3503 lbs)2106 kg (4643 lbs)
Power / tonne 271 ps (268 bhp)287 ps (283 bhp)
Average price €90,000€159,000

Lap Times 1

Track BMW M3 (F80)Audi S8 Plus (D7)
Hockenheim Short 1:13.101:13.90

Performance

Category BMW M3 (F80)Audi S8 Plus (D7)
Top speed 280 kph (174 mph)306 kph (190 mph)
0 - 50 kph 1.6 s1.6 s
0 - 80 kph 2.9 s2.7 s
0 - 100 kph 4.1 s3.4 s
0 - 130 kph 6.0 s5.2 s
0 - 160 kph 8.5 s7.4 s
0 - 200 kph 13.3 s11.2 s
0 - 60 mph 3.8 s3.3 s
0 - 100 mph 8.5 s7.8 s
0 - 150 mph 20.8 s20.0 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.2 s @ 97.6 mph7.6 s @ 98.2 mph
1/4 mile 12.0 s @ 119.3 mph11.5 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 9.3 s8.0 s
Est. max acceleration 0.70 g (7 m/s²)0.90 g (9 m/s²)
100 kph - 0 33 m (107 ft)34 m (111 ft)
200 kph - 0 134 m (438 ft)142 m (464 ft)
70 mph - 0 46 m (150 ft)48 m (156 ft)
18m slalom 67.7 kph (42.1 mph)66.5 kph (41.3 mph)
Fuel economy 10.0 l/100 km (24 mpg US / 28 UK)13.6 l/100 km (17 mpg US / 21 UK)
Lateral acceleration 1.01 g (10 m/s²)0.89 g (9 m/s²)

Summary

Category BMW M3 (F80)Audi S8 Plus (D7)
Track Performance 10097
Straight line speed 19481988
Total 20482085

Verdict

There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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BR2+  4y ago

Theres stilla a huge difference in power, Not to mention the advantage of Awd, It out performs in in acceleration, As it should, You could always compare it to a HellCat or CTSV, Or Model S, Then it wouldnt look so fast. But i agree about the lying part.


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Realitycheck  4y ago

The weight/power ratio is practcally the same and the S8 outperforms the m3.
However the m3/4, m5/6 are hugely underrated on paper.
In real life the m3/4 push 480hp on dyno, so bmw lie to their own customers. Make better cars instead of lying.