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BMW M3 F80 vs Fina-M3 E30 DTM – VIDEO

Videos | July 20th, 2014 by 3
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Sport Auto takes the new F80 BMW M3 and the E30 M3 DTM to Hockenheim for some testing comparisons. Behind the wheel of the E30 …

Sport Auto takes the new F80 BMW M3 and the E30 M3 DTM to Hockenheim for some testing comparisons.

Behind the wheel of the E30 M3 DTM racing car was Johnny Cecotto while driving the F80 M3 was Sport Auto’s Christian Gebhardt.

Gebhardt recorded 1.13 aboard the F80 M3 around the short track at Hockenheim while Cecotto and his E30 M3 DTM put down an impressive 1.09 min per lap.

The old BMW M3 DTM is powered by a four-cylinder 2.5 liter engine producing 335 horsepower and reaching a top speed of 310 km/h. From o to 100 km/h, it takes only 4.5 seconds.

BMW M3 F80 vs Fina M3 E30 DTM   VIDEO

The new M3 and M4 use a 3.0 liter turbocharged engine that produces 425 HP and 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) of torque. The car weighs under 1,500 kg (3,300 lbs). From 0-100 km/h (0-62), the 2014 BMW M4 runs in 4.1 seconds with DCT while the M3 runs the same distance in 4.3 seconds, with the same transmission.

Here is the video:

  • jason bourne

    The posted pics don’t match the Fina M3 in the video.

    The F80 may be a bit faster, but the E30 is a classic.

  • E30 Ed

    Sorry Jason, I don’t know your identity, but I know you did not watch the video or read the article! At Least listen to the sound of the E30 DTM. That’s “Classic Awesome”

  • Cossie

    The E30 DTM car wasn’t driven by Cecotto, but by Gebhardt. The same driver who also did the F80 lap time. The driver has the same helmet in both cars and the article in Sport Auto names Gebhardt as the driver in both cars. Not a single word on Cecotto being there on June 12th 2014… The article also mentions calling up Harald Grohs to talk about racing the E30 M3 in the DTM (no need to do that if Cecotto had been there…)

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