BMW have always been famous for their high revving naturally aspirated in-line 6 cylinder engines, the most popular being the E46 M3 in the early 2000’s, then moving onto their very powerful V8 in the E90/91/92, but now! BMW have announced that their new F80 M3 will boost a turbocharged high revving in-line 6! Making more torque and power than the E90 V8 engine!
Some say it’s a step backwards for BMW going with a turbocharged in-line 6, but however you go abouts analysing it the F80 has more “POWER”, better fuel economy*, and a better weight distribution making it a very well balance car.
BMW F80 M3 vs E90 M3 Spec
|F80 M3||E90 M3|
|Configuration||3.0L inline 6 cylinder Bi-Turbo (S55)||4.0L V8 (S65)|
|Horsepowers||425 HP @ 5500-7300 RPM||414 HP @ 8300 RPM|
|Torque||406 LB-FT @ 1200-5000 RPM||295 LB-FT @ 3900 RPM|
|0-60 MPH||3.9 sec (DCT) / 4.1 sec (manual)||4.5 sec (DCT) / 4.7 sec (Manual)|
|Rev Limiter||7600 RPM||8400 RPM|
|MPG (U.S.)||TBA||14 city / 20 hwy|
|Length||183.9 in / 4671 mm||180.4 in / 4582 mm|
|Width||73.9 in / 1877 mm||71.5 in / 1816 mm|
|Height||56.0 in / 1424 mm||57.0 in / 1448 mm|
|Wheelbase||110.7 in / 2812 mm||108.7 in / 2761 mm|
|Weight (DIN Curb)||3350 lbs / 1520 kg (manual)||3538 lbs / 1605 kg (manual)|
|Weight (DIN Curb)||3439 lbs / 1560 kg (DCT)||3583 lbs / 1625 kg (DCT)|