Watch an 850 HP F80 M3 Take on an 860 HP Mustang


In some ways, I’m so annoyed with what BMW has change into, focusing a lot on velocity and efficiency and forgetting what it’s at all times been about. Nonetheless, I’m additionally extremely impressed with the tuning capabilities of its engines, as its new twin-turbo inline-sixes are capable of put out mind-bending ranges of energy. A lot in order that it’s doable to make a BMW M3 sedan with 850 horsepower, as you see on this new video from Carwow.

Let that sink in for a second. This F80 BMW M3 makes 850 horsepower, which is greater than a Ferrari 812 Superfast, McLaren 720S, Dodge Demon, and BMW’s personal XM Label Crimson, which is essentially the most highly effective manufacturing Bimmer ever. What’s much more stunning is that the tuning store that constructed this M3 (Tom Wrigley Efficiency) really turned its energy down for the check, as they weren’t on a prepped drag floor or slick tires. Its most energy is definitely 950 horsepower, which is simply absurd. And on this new video, the M3 takes on a Mustang that’s been tuned to a whopping 860 horsepower from its supercharged 5.0-liter V8.

Each vehicles on this check are rear-wheel drive, as BMW didn’t introduce all-wheel drive to the M3 till this present G80-generation. With all of that energy to the rear wheels, you may think about that it’s fairly troublesome to launch each vehicles. The F80 M3 on this check has a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox however it might’t use launch management as a result of BMW’s launch management program requires stability management to be off and its tuned engine will spin the rear wheels during fourth gear. The Mustang, nevertheless, has a handbook, so it’s each bit as troublesome to launch.

Additionally, little bit of a facet be aware, Tom Wrigley Efficiency deserves some big kudos for making what’s presumably the most effective sounding S55 engine I’ve ever heard. Throughout the typical Carwow exhaust check, the F80 really held its personal in opposition to the Mustang’s monster American V8 and sounded higher than the present S58 engine by far. I don’t know what kind of exhaust this M3 is operating, or what was carried out to the engine, to particularly make that noise however Tom Wrigley ought to to the BMW world a service and quit the deets.

This video is enjoyable as a result of it isn’t about which automobile is quicker. As an alternative, it’s about which automobile can miraculously discover steady sufficient grip to make it down the drag strip with out spinning sideways. Each vehicles wrestle for traction with each gearshift and appear like they wish to kill their drivers. It’s improbable. Have a watch.


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