Even if the design of the new BMW M3 Competition is not to everyone’s taste, it is a real high performer and this is shown by this video from CarWow.
While the ever-popular YouTube channel could have decided to compete against some of its competitors like the Audi RS5 and the Mercedes-AMG C63 S, it instead pitted it against a modified Ford Mustang and an upgraded Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R .
The M3 Competition is powered by a 3.0-liter, six-cylinder with twin turbocharging that generates 503 horsepower and 479 lb-ft (650 Nm) of torque that is routed to the rear wheels thanks to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Those are some serious numbers, but nonetheless, it has one major disadvantage over the Mustang and Skyline.
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The Mustang’s 5.0-liter V8 was supercharged and now delivers 735 horsepower and 509 lb-ft (690 Nm) of torque. It’s also rear-wheel drive and has a six-speed automatic transmission. By comparison, the Skyline has a much smaller, twin-turbo, 2.6-liter six-cylinder, but is the most powerful of the trio at 750 hp and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm). It’s also all-wheel drive and the only car in this group to have a six-speed manual transmission.
In the drag races from a standing start, the M3 Competition leaves its rivals dead thanks to its launch control system. In the meantime, the Mustang is struggling to get its power to the ground, and during a few races the Skyline has had some engine problems. During the last race, however, the skyline kept pace with the M3 and ended just a few meters behind.