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BMW i3 takes on E92 M3 in drag race

By Regan_ong on 18 Nov 2013

Attached Image The U.K. launch of the all new BMW i3 saw groups of journalists driving out to ex-F1 circuit Brands Hatch in a fleet of brand new i3s.
 
Attached Image In an unexpected twist, BMW lined up professional instructors in a pair of V8-powered M3s, the idea being that the journalists drag-race them from a standing start to 100km/h.
 
Attached Image The i3′s electric drivetrain generates output of 170bhp and a maximum torque of 250Nm, which is immediately available from a standing start. It goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.2 seconds, with a limited top speed of 150 km/h for efficiency reasons.
 
Attached Image On the other hand, the 4.0-litre M3 dishes out 414bhp and 400Nm of torque. It sprints to the century mark in 4.8 seconds and on to a top speed of 250km/h.
 
Attached Image Apart from the wonderful soundtrack of the M3, you can see in the video that the i3 stays ahead initially because of its wall of immediately available torque, delivered with no gear changes and crossed with low kerb weight.
 
Watch the clip below to find out who actually won.
 


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Regan_ong
Written by Regan_ong
Regan's interest in cars started since the time when 'Hot Wheels' was leading the way. Oh yeah.



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Fastfive1 Nov 18 2013 12:39 AM

Oh come on that electric piece of crap won't last very long against an M3. Electric cars aren't worth buying.

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