Drag Race: BMW M240i vs. Porsche 911 vs. M3 Competition
Can the wallet-friendly BMW M240i Coupe hold its own against the Porsche 911 Carrera S on a half-mile strip? No way! But what if we tune it? Same answer, perhaps, but let’s give it a chance.
The stock M240i (F22) can produce 340 PS (335 hp / 250 kW) along with up to 500 Nm (370 lb-ft) of torque, which it sends to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission. The latest Carrera S is much better off initially with 450 PS (444 hp / 331 kW) and 520 Nm (384 lb-ft) hitting the rear axle via an eight-speed PDK semi-auto gearbox.
However, the specific Bavarian coupe featured in the video basks in tuner love, showing 490 PS (483 hp / 360 kW) at the dyno test, which translates into roughly 570 PS (562 hp / 419 kW) at the crank. Not so bad now, eh?
Watch the video to see the ambitious M240i take on the Carrera and an F80 M3 Competition, too.
Editor Andrew Raspopov