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Compare Audi S3 (8Y) Sedan vs BMW M3 G80

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Neoscore
50%
77%
Pros
  • Decent performance
  • Good 0.28 drag coefficient
  • Great S58 engine
  • Good performance
  • Very high price
Cons
  • Only available with small engines
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front
  • Very ugly front end

Variants

M3
M3 Competition
M3 Competition xDrive

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
325 L / 11.5 cu-ft
480 L / 17.0 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
10.0 L / 10.6 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
5.7 L / 6.0 qt
7.0 L / 7.4 qt
Fuel Capacity
55.0 L / 14.5 gal
59.0 L / 15.6 gal
Passengers
5
5
Payload
520 kg / 1146 lbs
M3505 kg / 1113 lbsM3 Competition480 kg / 1058 lbsM3 Competition xDrive480 kg / 1058 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Electric Steering
Steering Ratio
15
Suspension | Front
MacPherson strut
MacPherson strut
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Multi-link
Tire Size
225/40 R 18 92 Y XL
275/40 ZR18 103Y XL (front) / 285/35 ZR19 103Y XLM3Front wheel tires: 275/40 ZR18 103Y XL Rear wheel tires: 285/35 ZR19 103Y XLM3 CompetitionFront wheel tires: 275/40 ZR18 103Y XL Rear wheel tires: 285/35 ZR19 103Y XLM3 Competition xDriveFront wheel tires: 275/35 R19 Rear wheel tires: 285/30 R20
Turning Circle
11.1 m / 36.4 ft
12.2 mM312.2 m / 40.0 ftM3 Competition12.2 m / 40.0 ftM3 Competition xDrive12.6 m / 41.3 ft

Construction

Battery | Capacity
70 Ah
Body Style
4-door Sedan
4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
120 mmM3120 mm / 4.7 inM3 Competition120 mm / 4.7 inM3 Competition xDrive122 mm / 4.8 in
Size | Height
1415 mm / 55.7 in
1433 mmM31433 mm / 56.4 inM3 Competition1433 mm / 56.4 inM3 Competition xDrive1434 mm / 56.5 in
Size | Length
4504 mm / 177.3 in
4794 mm / 188.7 in
Size | Width
1816 mm / 71.5 in | 1984 mm / 78.1 in (mirror unfolded)
1903 mmM31903 mm / 74.9 in | 2068 mm / 81.4 in (mirror unfolded)M3 Competition1903 mm / 74.9 in | 2068 mm / 81.4 in (mirror unfolded)M3 Competition xDrive1903 mm / 74.9 in
Track Width | Front
1545.0 mm / 60.8 in
1617.0 mm / 63.7 in
Track Width | Rear
1519.0 mm / 59.8 in
1605.0 mm / 63.2 in
Weight
1505.0 kg / 3318.0 lbs
1780 kgM31705.0 kg / 3758.9 lbsM3 Competition1730.0 kg / 3814.0 lbsM3 Competition xDrive1780.0 kg / 3924.2 lbs
Wheel Size
8 J x 18
18" (front) / 19" (rear)M3Front wheel rims: 9.5J x 18 Rear wheel rims: 10.5J x 19M3 CompetitionFront wheel rims: 9.5J x 18 Rear wheel rims: 10.5J x 19M3 Competition xDriveFront wheel rims: 9.5J x 19 Rear wheel rims: 10.5J x 20
Wheelbase
2630 mm / 103.5 in
2857 mm / 112.5 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
4.8 sec
M34.2 secM3 Competition3.9 secM3 Competition xDrive3.5 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
4.6 sec
M34.0 secM3 Competition3.7 secM3 Competition xDrive3.3 sec
CO2 Emission
165 ~ 166 g/km
M3248 g/kmM3 Competition234 g/kmM3 Competition xDrive228 ~ 231 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.29
0.33M30.33M3 Competition0.33M3 Competition xDrive0.34
Fuel Economy
7.2 L/100km / 32.7 MPG (combined) | 9.1 L/100km / 25.8 MPG (urban) | 6.2 L/100km / 37.9 MPG (highway)
M310.8 L/100km / 21.8 MPG (combined) | 15.6 L/100km / 15.1 MPG (urban) | 8.0 L/100km / 29.4 MPG (highway)M3 Competition10.2 L/100km / 23.1 MPG (combined) | 14.6 L/100km / 16.1 MPG (urban) | 7.6 L/100km / 31.0 MPG (highway)M3 Competition xDrive10.0 L/100km / 23.5 MPG (combined)
Top Speed
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (transverse), All-wheel drive
M3Front-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveM3 CompetitionFront-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel driveM3 Competition xDriveFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Emission Standard
EURO 6
Euro 6d
Engine
DNF
S58B30T0
Engine | Bore
82.5 mm / 3.2 in
84.0 mm / 3.3 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
9.3:1
9.3:1
Engine | Displacement
2.0 L / 121.1 cu-in / 1984.0 cc
3.0 L / 182.6 cu-in / 2993.0 cc
Engine | Power
310.0 hp / 231.2 kW @ 5450-6500 rpm
M3480.0 hp / 357.9 kW @ 6250 rpmM3 Competition510.0 hp / 380.3 kW @ 6250 rpmM3 Competition xDrive510.0 hp / 380.3 kW @ 6250 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
156.2 hp/L / 2.6 hp/cu-in
M3160.4 hp/L / 2.6 hp/cu-inM3 Competition170.4 hp/L / 2.8 hp/cu-inM3 Competition xDrive170.4 hp/L / 2.8 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
92.8 mm / 3.7 in
90.0 mm / 3.5 in
Engine | Torque
400 Nm / 295.0 lb-ft @ 2000-5450 rpm
M3550 Nm / 405.7 lb-ft @ 2650-6130 rpmM3 Competition650 Nm / 479.4 lb-ft @ 2750-5500 rpmM3 Competition xDrive650 Nm / 479.4 lb-ft @ 2750-5500 rpm
Engine | Type
Turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
Inline 6, turbochargedM3Twin-scroll turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderM3 CompetitionTwin-scroll turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderM3 Competition xDriveTwin-scroll turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-6 engine with 4 values per cylinder
Fuel Capacity
59 L
Transmission | Gears
7-speed
M36-speedM3 Competition8-speedM3 Competition xDrive8-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic S tronic
M3ManualM3 CompetitionAutomatic SteptronicM3 Competition xDriveAutomatic M Steptronic

Production

Availability
2020
M32020M3 Competition2020M3 Competition xDrive2021
Debut
2020-08-11
2020-09-23
Made In
Germany
Germany
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