Insideline undertakes this fascinating direct head-to-head comparison of the iconic 1986 E30 M3 against a 2010 E92 M3. What has gone forwards (or perhaps backwards) for the M3 in the 25 years spanning these two cars? See for yourself inside.
If anyone thinks that the recent C&D M3 win was a fluke, they now have quite a pattern to dispute, as Motortrend has also declared the M3 as the benchmark which the RS5 and CTS-V still falls short of. When it comes to things that matter – performance, passion, pure driver appeal, the M3 still trumps all in its segment!
The M3 has been out for 3 years, providing a benchmark for Audi and GM to meet and exceed with their newer RS5 and CTS-V Coupe. But, so far that has not been the case, as shown by the results of Car and Driver’s latest comparison, pitting the M3 against the RS5 and CTS-V. Check out the number results inside.
A lucky CAR Magazine journalist recently had chance to drive all the M3 generations back-to-back (provided to journalists who attended BMW’s M3 GTS / 1M event in Spain. Think you know how they compare from reading online or some real life experience? See if this journalist agrees.
The V8 biturbo 550i (F10) notched a 1st place win against the E500, Audi S6, and Jaguar XF in Autobild’s latest issue. The impressive 400+hp 550i rocketed from 0-100km/h in 5.0 seconds and 0-200km/h in 16.7 seconds (close to the M3).
Many feel that the spirit of the E46 M3 lives on in the 135i, so the two cars are often compared. 1addicts member PKumarM3, longtime owner of a track prepped E46 M3, recently shared why he feels the 135i not only matches but exceeds a stock E46 M3.
It wouldve been more interesting with staggered starts like in these vids ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGxjTfAghcU and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0up-u7WhVd8 )
C&D stacks the BMW 328i convertible up against its 4-seat convertible rivals – the Audi A5, Infiniti G37, and the Lexus IS350C. Despite having the least power of the bunch, the 328i still manages to come out on top, a testament to the car’s BMW driving dynamic and overall feel.
Here’s the comparison everyone wants to see. Motortrend has undertaken the battle of the titans of the mid-sized german sedan market by pitting the 2011 535i against the 2010 Mercedes E350. Was there a clear winner? Check out the review to find out.
Top Gear reviews the BMW X5M against the Audi Q7 V12 and Range Rover. Tune in to see the winner.
R&T has declared the M3 winner of their “Sultans of Slide” drift contest, against the Corvette, 370z, IS-F, Genesis coupe and Miata.
The January 2010 issue picks the X5M over the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, and the Range Rover Sport Supercharged (in that order).
Winding Road Magazine pits two of the top German born roadsters – the BMW zDrive35i and the Porsche Boxster S against each other.
James May of Top Gear reviews the BMW V12 760Li against the MB S63 AMG, with help from The Stig. Which one gets the nod? Results inside.
I did a double take when I read that title. But the guys over at 0-60 mag somehow got their hands on both of these cars and did a head to head. For now, all they are putting out is a teaser of the comparo, so we dont know the results. But the SVT Raptor is nothing to laugh at so it will be interesting to see how the X6M stacks up.
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Using the same base X6 xDrive 35d (diesel), the two famed German tuning houses AC Schnitzer and Hartge have put together their own take on where to take these cars. And were glad to see that German magazine AutoZeitung has gotten their hands on both of these vehicles and thought to put together a head-to-head. If you are german speaking, make sure to read the entire article by following the link below.
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Follow (and watch) the results of these epic runoffs between 335i’s of various tunes and mods against each other, 911 GT3, M5, M3, M6, Corvettes and more!
The 135i squares off against the Cayman S, 370z, and S2000 in these acceleration contests. See the video inside to see who comes out on top.