BMW M3 vs Porsche Boxster S

Picture of Porsche Boxster S (987 280 PS)
Picture of BMW M3 (E46)
Category Porsche Boxster SBMW M3 (E46)
Engine layout 3.2 l B63.2 l R6
Max power (ps / bhp) 280 / 276343 / 338
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 320 / 236365 / 269
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1395 / 30751567 / 3455
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 201 / 198219 / 216
Average price €55,000€54,000

Acceleration (mph)

Speed & distance Porsche Boxster SBMW M3 (E46)
0 - 40 mph 2.8 s2.9 s
0 - 60 mph 5.0 s4.5 s
0 - 80 mph 8.1 s8.1 s
0 - 100 mph 11.9 s11.2 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.8 s @ 88.2 mph9.4 s @ 91.3 mph
1/4 mile 13.4 s13.1 s @ 107.5 mph

Acceleration (kph)

Speed & distance Porsche Boxster SBMW M3 (E46)
0 - 100 kph 5.4 s4.8 s
0 - 160 kph 12.4 s11.7 s
0 - 200 kph 18.9 s16.8 s
1000 m 26.1 s24.1 s
60 - 100 kph (4) 6.3 s5.7 s
60 - 100 kph (5) 7.6 s7.0 s
80 - 120 kph (5) 6.8 s7.0 s
80 - 120 kph (6) 8.6 s9.7 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 13.6 s12.5 s

General performance

Category Porsche Boxster SBMW M3 (E46)
Top speed 268 kph (167 mph)280 kph (174 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.54 g (5 m/s²)0.59 g (6 m/s²)
18m slalom 71.1 kph (44.2 mph)67.8 kph (42.1 mph)
Fuel economy 11.9 l/100 km (20 mpg US / 24 UK)8.8 l/100 km (27 mpg US / 32 UK)
Lateral acceleration 1.00 g (10 m/s²)0.89 g (9 m/s²)
100 kph - 0 35 m (114 ft)35 m (114 ft)
60 mph - 0 33 m (107 ft)34 m (113 ft)

Summary

Category Porsche Boxster SBMW M3 (E46)
Track Performance 662675
Straight line speed 23792656
Total 30403331

Verdict

M3 is the fastest by a small margin.

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Piorun  9y ago

Wow, and still You got back seats, boot, and the stylish look. Ofcourse Boxte drives better, but its less a daily driver car. More like second car.


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golf1diesel  13y ago

yes.Porsche will always be superior to a BMW;)


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Clu  13y ago

Wait a minute...the Boxster is faster on every test track here, yet only has 54pts vs 73 pts for the M3? Oh, except Rockingham, Boxster ran in the wet.