BMW M3 Sedan versus BMW M3 Coupe

BMW M3 | December 15th, 2009 by 36
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Not the kind of comparison we see every day, but our friends over at Edmunds are feeling adventurous today and gives us an unexpected car …

Not the kind of comparison we see every day, but our friends over at Edmunds are feeling adventurous today and gives us an unexpected car comparison: BMW M3 Sedan (E90) vs. BMW M3 Coupe (E92).

Two great cars from the Motorsport division with similar customer target, but a different approach. One it’s a two-door luxury sports car that sacrifices some of the comfort of having a rear-door, and the other one, is a four-door sedan, an impressively well balanced vehicle that could do wonders on track if it’s placed in the right hands.

Both cars are powered by the same S65B40 engine, a naturally aspirated, high revving 4-liter V8 (based on the S85B50 5-liter V10 that powers the E60/E61 M5 and the E63/E64 M6 to date) delivering 414 horsepower (309 kW; 420 PS) at 8,300 rpm and peak torque of 400 Nm (300 lb-ft) at 3,900 rpm, which represents a power increase of 22% over the previous generation E46 M3.

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As tested by Edmunds, both cars wear Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 summer tires.

But let’s have a look at the numbers registered by the two cars in Edmunds’ unique test.

2009 BMW M3 Sedan
$67,370 (as tested)
0-60 mph: 4.5 sec (with 1-ft rollout)
1/4-mile: 12.9 sec @ 109.8 mph
60-0 mph: 105 ft
Slalom: 70.0 mph
Skidpad: 0.90g
Weight: 3,710 (as tested)
Fuel economy (avg): 16.0 mpg
Tires: (F: 245/40ZR18, R: 265/40ZR19)

2008 BMW M3 Coupe
$65,775 (as tested)
0-60 mph: 4.3 sec (with 1-ft rollout)
1/4-mile: 12.7 sec @ 112.0 mph
60-0 mph: 100 ft
Slalom: 73.3 mph
Skidpad: 0.95g
Weight: 3,590 (as tested)
Fuel economy (avg): 15.6 mpg
Tires: (F: 245/35R19, R: 265/35R19)

Facing a dilemma already? We do too and we’ve been agonizing over this choice as well. The sedan seems to be moving at the top of our list…..

[Source: Edmunds ]

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