Here is an acceleration test between the new BMW M4 and its predecessor, the E92 M3. The head-to-head acceleration takes them to nearly 280 km/h.

The E92 M3 is powered by the S65 4.0 liter V8 naturally aspirated engine producing 420 hp and 400 Nm of torque. The new M3/M4 drop the V8 for a 3.0 liter six-cylinder turbocharged unit outputting 431 hp and 550 Nm of torque – nearly identical horsepower but a significant difference in torque.

Weight wise, the M4 has the home field advantage also, with 1572 kg versus 1655 kg for the E92 M3.

BMW M4 vs M3 e92 Acceleration 750x41393

So which one performs better on straight line? Let’s find out.