Drag Race: BMW E90 M3 vs. BMW M4 Coupe

BMW M3, BMW M4, Videos | September 10th, 2015 by 3
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Rolling starts in a drag race are silly, no question about it, so as long as we ignore that tidbit the drag race seen can …

Rolling starts in a drag race are silly, no question about it, so as long as we ignore that tidbit the drag race seen can be somewhat interesting. Back on the usual drag strip in Sweden, two folks have decided to place their E90 M3 and M4 Coupe in a head-to-head race.

On paper, the M4 Coupe should be the faster one, it packs 425 horsepower and 500 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque from a 3.0 liter inline-six turbocharged engine. In comparison, the E90 M3 brings to the table the award-winning 4.0 liter V8 engine and its 414 horsepower and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm). The new M4 Coupe also weighs nearly 200 kilograms less than the E90 M3, so if you add the higher power and lower weight, the M4 should have no problem smoking the M3 on the strip.

Let’s take a look.

3 responses to “Drag Race: BMW E90 M3 vs. BMW M4 Coupe”

  1. Darko says:

    As expected M4 and it’s superior mid-range boost. Would still choose M3 for it’s noise and charisma :)

  2. Hidefvi says:

    You know Darko, I would too. The noise. How I miss it. The power delivery too. Ultra smooth very predictable.

  3. john d says:

    “The new M4 weighs nearly 200 kilograms less than the E90 M3” ?!? Are you serious ?
    E90 M3 were weighted at around 1640 kg. So the new M4 should be around 1440 kg ?! No way.
    The real weighs on scale for an M4 dct is ~1600kg…

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