[VIDEO] BMW M3 Challenges ALPINA B3 on a Carwow Drag Race

In a unique drag race, the BMW M3 shines, competing with BMW counterparts: M340i, M340d, and ALPINA B3 touring. Let’s explore their power and weight. The BMW M3, at the centre, employs an active S58 M engine. It produces 488 hp between 5,000 and 7,000 rpm, with a peak torque of 730 Nm (538 lb-ft) between 2,500 and 4,500 rpm. It’s important to emphasize that the BMW M3’s S58 engine delivers higher torque. This is despite potential lag at lower speeds and a slightly less responsive throttle.

The BMW M3 Touring houses the same S58 engine, producing 510 hp and 650 Nm (478 lb-ft) of torque. Comparatively, the ALPINA B3 Touring weighs 1,955 kg, while the M3 Wagon is lighter at 1,865 kilos. Both vehicles transmit power to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox. In the UK, there’s approximately a 10 percent price difference, with the ALPINA B3 Touring at £80,700 and the M3 Touring Competition at £87,000.

The M Performance duo, M340i and M340d, offer 374 hp and 500 Nm or 340 hp and 700 Nm of torque. They accelerate from 0 to 100 in 4.6 and 4.7 seconds, with a top speed of 250 km/h. The BMW M340i Touring has a B58 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbo, weighing 1,795 kg, priced at £62,000. The BMW M340d Touring uses a B57 3.0-litre diesel turbo, weighing 1,870 kg, and costs £61,000.

The M340i and M340d, part of the M Performance lineup, don’t match rivals in pure power. Yet, they provide 374 hp and 500 Nm or 340 hp and 700 Nm of torque. This ensures they’re far from slow. As per the manufacturer’s data, they can reach a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) and accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 and 4.7 seconds, respectively. The BMW M340i Touring, priced at £62,000 and weighing 1,795 kg, features a B58 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbo engine. In contrast, the BMW M340d Touring uses the 3.0-litre diesel turbocharged B57 engine, with a weight of 1,870 kg and a cost of £16,000.

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