On the latest edition of #BRZorThat at AFTER DRIVE, Mike Spinelli and the team are posing the following question: should you buy the Subaru BRZ or the iconic BMW Z3 M Coupe?

Furthermore, Spinelli is wondering if the BMW Z3 M-Coupe have the goods to take down the most hyped sports car in the history of sports cars?

The Subaru BRZ, also known as the Toyota G86 in Europe or Scion FR-S, is powered by a naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine that uses Subaru’s horizontally opposed boxer engine layout. Toyota added their D-4S injection system which uses both direct and port injection.


The engine has a 12.5:1 compression ratio and a bore and stroke of 86 mm (3.4 in) that results in 200 horsepower (149 kW; 203 PS) at 7,000 rpm and 151 lb-ft (205 Nm) of torque at 6,000 rpm. The car utilizes an aluminum hood, a solid roof, and a trunk as opposed to a hatchback.The weight distribution is 53% in front and 47% in the rear.

The FR-S, 86 and BRZ are offered with two 6-speed transmissions built by Aisin, a manual gearbox and an automatic transmission which is modified from the Lexus IS-F, minus two gears. A torque sensing limited slip differential is standard on most models.

SUPER BILD: E30 M3 and Z3M Coupe

The 1999 and 2000 M Coupe models were equipped with the 3.2 L S50 (S52 for North America) engine from the E36 BMW M3, while all the 2001 and 2002 models came with the S54 engine from the E46 BMW M3.

Let’s have a look and vote for #BRZorThat cars here: