Road Tests Real world tests of Dinan M3 vs BMW M6

0-60mph

Dinan M3
4.8 s
BMW M6
4.5 s

Top speed

Dinan M3
157 mph
BMW M6
155 mph

0-100mph

Dinan M3
12.1 s
BMW M6
9.5 s

1/4 mile

Dinan M3
13.5 s
BMW M6
13 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Default view of Dinan M3

Reasons to consider the
Dinan M3

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Significantly lighter curb weight 3,199 lb vs 4,246 lb Around 25% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Front view of BMW M6

Reasons to consider the
BMW M6

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Much more expensive sticker price $105k vs $18k More than 5.8x more expensive harder to own
Way more more powerful engine 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM vs 341 HP @ 6,750 RPM More than 45% stronger engine
More torque 385 ft-lb @ 6,100 RPM vs 297 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM Around 30% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Much bigger engine 5,000 cc vs 2,990 cc More than 65% bigger engine
Faster in the quarter mile 13 s vs 13.5 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Way higher redline 8,250 RPM vs 7,000 RPM Around 20% more revs
Slightly better power-to-weight ratio 8.49 lb/hp vs 9.38 lb/hp Around 10% better power-to-weight ratio

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Dinan M3  vs
BMW M6 
Brand Dinan BMW
Price 17,800 105,095
Year 1997 2007-2010

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.38 lb/hp 8.49 lb/hp
Maximum hp 341 HP @ 6,750 RPM 500 HP @ 7,750 RPM
Maximum torque 297 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM 385 ft-lb @ 6,100 RPM
Max RPM 7,000 RPM 8,250 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 2,990 cc 5,000 cc
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 3.39 in / 3.38 in 3.62 in / 2.96 in
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,199 lb 4,246 lb
Width 67.3 in 73 in
Height 52.3 in 54.2 in
Length 174.5 in 191.8 in
Front track width 56.5 in 61.7 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in 109.5 in

road tests

Dinan M3  vs
BMW M6 
Top speed 157 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 13.5 s 13 s
0-60mph 4.8 s 4.5 s
0-100mph 12.1 s 9.5 s

transmission

Drivetrain Front Engine / RWD RWD w/DSC, M Differential Lock
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 5 7
Axle ratio 3.23:1 3.62:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 432/? 216 483/? 216
Rear wheels 432/? 216 483/? 241
Dinan M3
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