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.


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: