Feature Flick: 2011 BMW 1M, E46 BMW M3 Duke It Out on Drag Strip

September 8, 2011
2011 BMW 1M And BMW M3 E46 Dragrace
Ever since the 2011 BMW 1M came on stage, many have claimed that it has the heavier, V-8-powered M3 beat on overall driving experience. But one area the 1M can’t lay claim on is drag strip bragging rights – the V8-powered M3 barely squeaks past the twin-turbo, inline-six-powered 1M.
But what happens when the 2011 1M takes on the previous-gen, E46 M3? That M3 is powered by a naturally-aspirated, inline-six rated at 333 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque, compared to 335 hp and 332 lb-ft from the twin-turbo, inline-six stuffed into the 1M. The E46 weighs 3,415 pounds, just a tad heavier than the 3,339-pound 1M. So which one wins in a drag race? Watch the following video to find out.
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