Feature Flick: BMW Battle, Supercharged M3 ESS Races BMW Z4 V-10

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How much of difference does 200-hp make? A battle of the Bimmers takes to the dragway, with the BMW Supercharged M3 ESS and BMW Z4 V-10 going head-to-head. This proves to be a good race, considering the Z4 is equipped with an M5 V-10, but anything ‘supercharged,’ is going to make for a super challenge. At first, the Z4 gets off the line first and pulls ahead of the M3, but that doesn’t last long as the M3 effortlessly glides ahead, reaching the quarter mile at 13.039 seconds going about 118mph, with the Z4 lagging behind at 13.753 seconds at about 106 mph. You would think it was an F1 car was racing if you just listened to the video: the Z4 screams down the raceway, almost drowning out the M3’s purrs with its comparatively muted tone. Losing never sounded so sweet. Source: YouTube Click here for video  

13+ second quarter miles for both of these cars? That doesn't make sense. The M5 with the same motor surely does it in closer to 12 right? I've driven an 06 M5 SMG several times and can't imagine a car that feels as fast as it taking 13 in the quarter. Hell a 2011 Mustang V-6 does it in 13.7. With 3.31 gears.
Both engine are monster even without "supercharger" :-)
Wow, that V10 will truly be missed. What would have been even more awesome is if that Z4 was a Coupe.

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