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      01-26-2019, 04:59 AM   #1
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G20 M340i xDrive vs M2 Competition drag race

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Check out this drag race. This race is far from scientific and didn't show the photo finish correctly as there was no high speed camera to capture a clear shot, nevertheless an entertaining watch! What do you think?



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      01-26-2019, 09:17 AM   #2
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If the 340i can do this, this is a testimony that the new M3 & M4 is going to be nuts
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      01-26-2019, 09:31 AM   #3
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That is really impressive that the M340i basically tied the M2C,even with the HP and weight disadvantage.

BTW,that M2C exhaust is brutal.
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A similar powered car with the advantages of AWD launch control and the 8 speed ZF box vs a manual RWD car in a standing start race had the M2C had DCT it would have won both tests instead of just one.
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[CarWow Video]: BMW M340i xDrive vs BMW Competition Drag Race

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      01-26-2019, 10:54 AM   #6
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A similar powered car with the advantages of AWD launch control and the 8 speed ZF box vs a manual RWD car in a standing start race had the M2C had DCT it would have won both tests instead of just one.
Definitely,but it doesn’t look like he used launch control in the M340i.
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      01-26-2019, 11:00 AM   #7
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DRAG RACE - M2C vs M340i 2019

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      01-26-2019, 11:06 AM   #8
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Looking forward to the next M3/M4 as the B58 is a pretty stout engine without M-performance getting their hands on it. I like the new LCD display as well. I feel the next M3/M4 are going to make the current M2/3/4 cars feel a bit old with all the new interior updates.
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Looking forward to the next M3/M4 as the B58 is a pretty stout engine without M-performance getting their hands on it. I like the new LCD display as well. I feel the next M3/M4 are going to make the current M2/3/4 cars feel a bit old with all the new interior updates.
Love the fact that BMW is finally giving customers more options, such as the news of the upcoming M3/4 "Pure" editions. This most likely means they will do the something similar for the next M2. The future looks bright.

P.S. BMW, if you're listening... give the damn car a rev match off button already.
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Not surprising really. I'd expect the DCT M2C to pull a bit.
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Cool I made it onto the front page! There was another poster in Europe who posted this same video but in the F30 section. I did also add a comparo from this site on the original thread showing the Lambo Urus vs. P100D model X with the Urus being much slower, but I think that guy didn't launch properly and had slow reaction times. On Drag Times, the cars are neck and neck and it comes down to reaction times, though the Urus was slightly faster. Just to show that these tests depend on many factors.
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Nice, I knew the 340i would take the M2 Comp. on top of that it was a manual gearbox so extra slow.
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This is just a small hint of how badly the sacrilegious automatic xDrive G80 M3 will whup the "pure" RWD manual one.
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It's cool but is it really impressive that an auto awd car is close to a rwd car of similar power? I mean it's awesome that it's that fast but it's hardly impressive.
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Not bad considering the M340Xi wasn't launched properly
New M3 is gone be epic!!!
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It's cool but is it really impressive that an auto awd car is close to a rwd car of similar power? I mean it's awesome that it's that fast but it's hardly impressive.
The comparison is not an auto vs manual or AWD vs RWD. It's really a 3-series vs an M2 Competition that's the real comparison. And how AWD in a future M3/M4 is more than overdue.
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It's cool but is it really impressive that an auto awd car is close to a rwd car of similar power? I mean it's awesome that it's that fast but it's hardly impressive.
The comparison is not an auto vs manual or AWD vs RWD. It's really a 3-series vs an M2 Competition that's the real comparison. And how AWD in a future M3/M4 is more than overdue.
But regardless of whether it's an M car or not... it's still awd vs rwd which for a drag race makes all the difference.
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It's cool but is it really impressive that an auto awd car is close to a rwd car of similar power? I mean it's awesome that it's that fast but it's hardly impressive.
The comparison is not an auto vs manual or AWD vs RWD. It's really a 3-series vs an M2 Competition that's the real comparison. And how AWD in a future M3/M4 is more than overdue.
But regardless of whether it's an M car or not... it's still awd vs rwd which for a drag race makes all the difference.
If an M340 beats a Porsche 992 is not a "AWD vs a RWD" argument. It's a 3-series beating a $100k 911.

Same situation here. The new 3-series is so well engineered that keeps up with the current M2 Competition, at a power deficit, weight disadvantage plus an "auto" transmission.
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BTW,that M2C exhaust is brutal.
No kidding, it was my main take away from this...
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Love the fact that BMW is finally giving customers more options, such as the news of the upcoming M3/4 "Pure" editions. This most likely means they will do the something similar for the next M2. The future looks bright.

P.S. BMW, if you're listening... give the damn car a rev match off button already.
M3 Pure is a great idea by BMW
Really hoping for passive suspension with smaller wheels 18"-19"

Luckily, in the current F80 you can have rev-match off in Sports Plus.

Hopefully, there is a way to disable, or be able to blip the throttle yourself in the upcoming pure model, w/o having to turn DSC off.
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This is just a small hint of how badly the sacrilegious automatic xDrive G80 M3 will whup the "pure" RWD manual one.
I will gladly take my stoplight beatings for the opportunity to engage with my car and row my own gears.
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