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Old 08-13-2008, 12:17 PM   #1
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E92 M3 vs M6

How do these cars compare if raced on the highway?
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:19 PM   #2
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i have to imagine the m3 would own
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:21 PM   #3
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:21 PM   #4
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i would think the m6 would win hands down
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:22 PM   #5
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i duno, on the freeway... i would assume you mean straight line, long distance top speed...

in which case i would GUESS the M6, but honestly i have no idea
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V10 probably wins.
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M6: 1785kg, 507hp@7,750 = 3.52kg/hp
M3: 1655kg, 420hp@8,300 = 3.94kg/hp

I'd guess they may be pretty equal at start, but the M6 would slowly pull away afterwards.
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is my faith in the m3 that misguided? Sure the M6 has more raw horsepower but given the newer technology incorporated in the M3, I have to imagine it will eek a bit more out of those ponies it has available to it.


Furthermore, if you are going to ridicule my response, at least point to something that leads one to believe the contrary
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I have the answer and its brutal. The M6 IMBRASSES the new M3 there neck and neck until the M6 GETS IN 3RD gear then it walks away by like 6 CARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have the new M3 racing all the competition on video! Its NO MATCH for the M5 and Deffinitely not the M6. You guys have got to check out these videos! They race from 30 mph to 160mph! So the races are even!

http://www.amazon.com/gtboard-com-DV...8655155&sr=8-1


Something to think about. the new m3 has a quater mile trap speed of 113 mph, the M5 116 mph, AND THE M6 118 mph because its lighter.
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I think that from 0-60 both cars will be almost even. At high speeds the M6 will probably pull away due to more HP.
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I have the answer and its brutal. The M6 IMBRASSES the new M3 there neck and neck until the M6 GETS IN 3RD gear then it walks away by like 6 CARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have the new M3 racing all the competition on video! Its NO MATCH for the M5 and Deffinitely not the M6. You guys have got to check out these videos! They race from 30 mph to 160mph! So the races are even!

http://www.amazon.com/gtboard-com-DV...8655155&sr=8-1


Something to think about. the new m3 has a quater mile trap speed of 113 mph, the M5 116 mph, AND THE M6 118 mph because its lighter.
Why would the answer be brutal?

If the M3 was a better car performance wise than the M6 why would any one buy a M6. To me common sense dictates that a M6>M3.
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M5board did a race between the new M3 and the M6 on in a straight line and the m6 pulled away hard no question...the M6 is a bit faster in a staright line.
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Old 08-13-2008, 09:55 PM   #13
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i think as the number go higher on the M ladder, you'll be faster.
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is my faith in the m3 that misguided? Sure the M6 has more raw horsepower but given the newer technology incorporated in the M3, I have to imagine it will eek a bit more out of those ponies it has available to it.


Furthermore, if you are going to ridicule my response, at least point to something that leads one to believe the contrary
lol I thought you were being sarcastic bro, I'm almost certain the M6 will take the m3 to town on the highway. Didn't mean to 'ridicule your post'
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the first question in your mind should have been

would bmw make a $60k M3 faster than a $90k M6


I think not
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Old 08-14-2008, 04:33 AM   #18
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the first question in your mind should have been

would bmw make a $60k M3 faster than a $90k M6

I think not
ahh but look BMW made a 135i which stock will give the M3 a run for its money... can you imagine it with aftermarket tuning??

anyways ...
my friends have both cars... m6 wins by car lengths in every aspect...
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Why would the answer be brutal?

If the M3 was a better car performance wise than the M6 why would any one buy a M6. To me common sense dictates that a M6>M3.
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I think not


Sometimes I must really wonder about you guys
The M3 and the M6 are made for a totally different purpose. The M3 is more of a car for the track and the "twisties", whereas the M6 is more a GT Cruiser for straight lines.

It's one thing to compare performance one to one, but a whole different story to claim one car actually being better than the other.
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sometimes i must really wonder about you guys
The m3 and the m6 are made for a totally different purpose. The m3 is more of a car for the track and the "twisties", whereas the m6 is more a gt cruiser for straight lines.

It's one thing to compare performance one to one, but a whole different story to claim one car actually being better than the other.
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