BMW M3 vs BMW M3

Picture of BMW M3 (E90)
Picture of BMW M3 (E92)
Category BMW M3 (E90)BMW M3 (E92)
Engine layout 4.0 l V84.0 l V8
Max power (ps / bhp) 420 / 414420 / 414
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 400 / 295400 / 295
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1646 / 36291580 / 3483
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 255 / 252266 / 262
Auto insurance group 4343

Performance

Category BMW M3 (E90)BMW M3 (E92)
0 - 100 kph 4.5 s4.3 s
0 - 200 kph 15.6 s15.2 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 11.1 s10.9 s
0 - 60 mph 4.1 s3.9 s
0 - 100 mph 9.9 s9.4 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.9 s @ 96.3 mph8.7 s @ 96.9 mph
1/4 mile 12.7 s12.4 s @ 114.3 mph
Top speed 282 kph (175 mph)280 kph (174 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.69 g (7 m/s²)0.72 g (7 m/s²)

Summary

Category BMW M3 (E90)BMW M3 (E92)
Track Performance 10731089
Straight line speed 821898
Total 18941987

Verdict

There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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Mark   3m ago

Seriously, does it matter if the e90 is a bit quicker here and the e92 is quicker there? I have been working on bmw for over 25 years and have been racing bmw in hillclimb series for the same amount of time.
My experience tells me that the tiny difference between the figures is more likely down to atmospheric conditions than any kind of performance difference between the two models


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Anonymous  12y ago

"I would take an Audi any day over a beemer!!! Plus the reliability is better."

You must be a blonde!


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Anonymous  12y ago

I would take an Audi any day over a beemer!!! Plus the reliability is better.


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MPower  12y ago

George: The coupe is NOT faster than the sedan in a straight line despite it being written here. They both have nearly identical power to weight ratio (look at power/weight columns).

The samething goes for track comparison. The sedan should only be marginally faster than the coupe mostly because it has a stiffer chasis due to the b-pillar than the coupe and is shorter than the coupe making it easier to overcome inertia.

Look for youtube m5boarddotcom video of a race of the sedan with the coupe (from 50 - 260 KM/H). The sedan and coupe were neck and neck all the way uptill 260 KM.


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Anonymous  12y ago

just one more note....about that 5 points.It means something if we compare 50 with 55 points, but here that means 2 percent.


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George  12y ago

Why 5 points difference means "noticeably" faster?A bit faster isn't more proper sayed?I am really surprise that the sedan is faster on track than the coupe.A difference noticeably enough is in straight line ( for 0-160 and quarter mile).