• EuroTuner compares their Project E92 M3 to the 1M Coupe around Willow Springs - Full comparison in August 2011 issue

      The video here is just a small part of the comparison EuroTuner Magazine did which will be featured in the August 2011 issue. Obviously, it isn't really fair to compare a tuned M3 to a stock 1M but Willow Springs (namely the Streets) is a tight track that favors lighter cars. The M3 has a GIAC tune, H&R coil-overs, Brembo brakes, with Continental CSC3 tires. The 1M starts in front but the M3 pretty much reels it in at will.


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      1. black bnr32's Avatar
        black bnr32 -
        i think its a relatively fair comparison. the mods on that m3 won't account for a whole lot imo. tires and drivers will make more of a difference imo.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by black bnr32 Click here to enlarge
        i think its a relatively fair comparison. the mods on that m3 won't account for a whole lot imo. tires and drivers will make more of a difference imo.
        The M3 starts with more power to begin with so with a tune it really makes for a power disparity. Regardless, it will be cool to see their final article on this.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        i vote m3
      1. 1cleanAMG's Avatar
        1cleanAMG -
        They should have put a JB4 on that 1M
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FR305 Click here to enlarge
        They should have put a JB4 on that 1M
        I agree with this...
      1. nickr519's Avatar
        nickr519 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FR305 Click here to enlarge
        They should have put a JB4 on that 1M
        Frickin' coilovers on the m3 really racks this comparison for me, I don't think the power/weight mods matter much. Has anyone done a similar comparison stock for stock?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nickr519 Click here to enlarge
        Frickin' coilovers on the m3 really racks this comparison for me, I don't think the power/weight mods matter much. Has anyone done a similar comparison stock for stock?
        Directly and timed on a road course like this? Don't think so.
      1. GG///M3's Avatar
        GG///M3 -
        Seems like the M3 would have pulled hard on that straight.
      1. KB's Avatar
        KB -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by black bnr32 Click here to enlarge
        i think its a relatively fair comparison. the mods on that m3 won't account for a whole lot imo. tires and drivers will make more of a difference imo.
        OK fair...pit a 1M with a tune, coilovers, brembos and what I assume are upgraded tires against a stock M3 on this same course. I am sure the results would be a little different. Is the M3 a 6MT or is it an automatic? Click here to enlarge

        $#@!! My wife's water just broke!!!!!!
      1. DubSport's Avatar
        DubSport -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by KB Click here to enlarge
        $#@!! My wife's water just broke!!!!!!
        LOL! Click here to enlarge
      1. fundahl's Avatar
        fundahl -
        Hmm, yeah, didn't expect that, modded out M3 vs stock 1M.... Click here to enlarge

        Was the M3 DCT? Can't watch the video yet.

        Still cool to see BMW Ms on the track, where they should be. Click here to enlarge
      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        Not fair in any way. Mod the baby ///M also.
      1. 1cleanAMG's Avatar
        1cleanAMG -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leo985i Click here to enlarge
        Not fair in any way. Mod the baby ///M also.
        THIS
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Yeah, I'm not saying put DP's, meth... in 1M, but a tune is necessary.
      1. Scourge82's Avatar
        Scourge82 -
        Yup, the 1M should have a tune at least. But I still want to see the results of this.
      1. MSIZZLE's Avatar
        MSIZZLE -
        how could this possible be a fair comparo when the m3 is the superior car to start with??? Stock to Stock on any tight track the 1m will probably win, but modded to modded even on a big track i think the 1m would shine even more, with full boltons and a jb4 you can untap north of 100hp and it will have way more tq than the m3
      1. fundahl's Avatar
        fundahl -
        Well not just a tune, that M3 has suspension, brakes, weight reduction, the whole nine yards.

        A tune only vs tune only on the same tires and both MT would be a fair and interesting comparison in my opinion.
      1. Forced Air's Avatar
        Forced Air -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SlicktopTTZ Click here to enlarge
        Well not just a tune, that M3 has suspension, brakes, weight reduction, the whole nine yards.

        A tune only vs tune only on the same tires and both MT would be a fair and interesting comparison in my opinion.
        This^^^


        Don't know how any of you can think that those mods don't count for anything...especially on a tight track...springs, tires, brakes, lighter wheels, weight reduction.... Easily around $8k minimum worth of mods on that M3. All of which were chosen by the mag for their performance benefit.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Forced Air Click here to enlarge
        This^^^


        Don't know how any of you can think that those mods don't count for anything...especially on a tight track...springs, tires, brakes, lighter wheels, weight reduction.... Easily around $8k minimum worth of mods on that M3. All of which were chosen by the mag for their performance benefit.
        The mag simply already had an M3 project car and decided to compare. It isn't fair obviously but interesting nonetheless.