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.