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Interfamily War: Watch Three Different BMW M Cars Take On Each Other For Straight-Line Supremacy

A BMW M140i takes on an M2 and an M3 Competition – all tuned – to claim bragging rights

Jamie from ‘Officially Gassed – OG’ uploaded a video on his YouTube channel that involved three BMW M cars. The suspects were a tuned 650-horsepower M140i, a 590-horsepower M2, and a 580-horsepower BMW M3 Competition. All of them were unique in their ways and hold accolades that make them a sure winner. But, there can only be one winner, and the best way to find that out is to pit them against each other.

How Differently Are The Cars Tuned And Customized?

BMW M140i

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The BMW M140i is powered by a 3.0-liter, six-cylinder turbocharged engine that makes around 340 horses in stock form.

This example, however, puts out 650 horses and 649 pound-feet of torque.

Power is routed to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

The mods on this build include:

  • Pure 800 turbo
  • Port methanol injection system
  • MMR charge pipe
  • 4.5-inch downpipe
  • Wavetrac limited-slip differential
  • Custom map

BMW M2

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Next in line is a BMW M2. This is also powered by a 3.0-liter, turbocharged six-cylinder mill that makes 410 ponies in the standard form.

This car comes with a Stage 3 tune that increases the power output to 590 horses and 579 pound-feet of twist.

Power is channeled to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

The mods include:

  • Stage 3.3 6159 turbo
  • Supra high-pressure fuel pump
  • BMS performance intake
  • CSF intercooler
  • Scorpion exhaust system
  • Methanol injection system
  • MVM custom gearbox tune
  • Custom ECU software

It is also the world’s fastest quarter-mile M2 currently at 10.9 seconds.

BMW M3 Competition

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The final contender is the M3 Competition that churns out 503 horses from the same 3.0-liter six-pot turbo mill.

Here, however, it makes 580 horses and 582 pound-feet of torque.

This, too, is a rear-wheel-drive car that’s mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

This isn’t vastly modified like its rivals. It features:

  • Stage 1 ECU tune
  • Scorpion axle-back exhaust system
  • MVM intake

There Is A Weight Difference

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There’s a huge difference with the weights also. With such mods, you would expect them to go all haywire. But, no surprises here as the smallest vehicle is the lightest and vice versa.

The M140i weighs around 3,197 pounds. The M2 is around 475 pounds heavier at 3,671 pounds, whereas the M3 is the heaviest of the lot, weighing in at 3,924 pounds.

0-60 MPH Test

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The first round was the 0-60 mph testing. All cars went up individually to see how they’d fare in their 0-60 mph sprints. The M140i didn’t have the best traction starting off, but it took just 4.29 seconds, which isn’t bad by any means. The M2 had a much better kickdown and was much quicker than the M140i, taking 3.52 seconds to 60 mph. The M3 also had good traction when it started, which helped it touch 60 mph in 3.74 seconds.

  • First Place – M2
  • Second Place – M3 Competition
  • Third Place – M140i

Quarter-Mile Test

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Here also every car went on a solo run. The M140i struggled to get traction this time, too. It took 11.95 seconds to reach the quarter-mile. The M2 had a little wheel spin, but still did pretty decent. It took 11.38 seconds to the finish line. Finally, there was the M3 Competition which finished the run in 11.73 seconds.

  • First Place – M2
  • Second Place – M3 Competition
  • Third Place – M140i

Drag Race

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Finally, they got together for a conventional standing drag race. The M140i, surprisingly, got the best start, followed by the M2 and the M3 Competition. It didn’t take long for the M2 to leave them both in the dust. The M3 Competition kept fighting for traction all the way till the end.

  • First Place – M2
  • Second Place – M140i
  • Third Place – M3 Competition

Rolling Race

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The last round was the rolling race from 50 mph. This race also started just like the standing drag race. The M140i had the best kickdown, followed by the M2 and the M3 Competition. What changed, however, was the end result. The M2 couldn’t get past the M140i this time, thus giving the latter its first victory.

  • First Place – M140i
  • Second Place – M2
  • Third Place – M3 Competition
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They raced again but the result was the same. The M3 Competition didn’t lose by a huge margin this time, though. It was quite close to the M2 at the finish line. The M140i’s power-to-weight ratio played out in its favor here.

  • First Place – M140i
  • Second Place – M2
  • Third Place – M3 Competition
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If you were to pick one of these cars as your daily driver, which one would it be – the M140i, the M2, or the M3 Competition? Watch this fun video below and share your thoughts with us in the comments section.

Sidd Dhimaan
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