Euro Tuner magazine spent some time with the new BMW 1M at the Willow Springs Raceway in California. To see how it measure against another great performer, Euro Tuner used their Project E90 M3 for the comparison.

Which one is a better car all-around? “The 1M is an amazing car but the M3 still has the edge, particularly with our GIAC software, GruppeM titanium exhaust and carbon fiber intake,” said the Euro Tuner folks. Furthermore, the M3 comes fitted with H&R coilovers, 19″ Forgestar wheels, Continental CSC3 tires, six-piston 365mm Brembo front brakes and plenty of weight-saving carbon fiber pieces from BMW Performance, Turner Motorsport and Vorsteiner.

Conclusion? “While the cars are dicing for the video, our M3 definitely had the advantage on the brakes and at high speed. But the 1M’s low-speed torque made it fast out of the turns.”

A full review in the August 2011 issue of the magazine.