Road Tests Real world tests of Supra Turbo vs M3 (E46)

0-60mph

Top speed

Supra Turbo
156 mph
M3 (E46) Coupe
155 mph

0-100mph

Supra Turbo
12.3 s

1/4 mile

Supra Turbo
13.7 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Toyota Supra Turbo

Reasons to consider the
Toyota Supra Turbo

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Sticky cornering g 0.99 g vs 0.9 g Around 10% sticky cornering g
More torque 321 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM vs 269 ft-lb @ 4,900 RPM Around 20% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Default view of BMW M3 (E46)

Reasons to consider the
BMW M3 (E46) Coupe

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Slightly more expensive sticker price $46k vs $38k More than 20% more expensive harder to own
Slightly faster in the quarter mile 13.5 s vs 13.7 s Almost the same
Slightly faster to 100mph 11.7 s vs 12.3 s Around 5% faster to 100mph
Slightly more powerful engine 343 HP @ 7,900 RPM vs 322 HP @ 5,800 RPM More than 5% stronger engine
Slightly better power-to-weight ratio 10.09 lb/hp vs 10.58 lb/hp Around 5% better power-to-weight ratio
Slightly bigger engine 3,246 cc vs 3,000 cc Around 10% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Supra Turbo  vs
M3 (E46) 
Brand Toyota BMW
Price 38,000 46,000
Year 1993-1997 2001-2007

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 10.58 lb/hp 10.09 lb/hp
Maximum hp 322 HP @ 5,800 RPM 343 HP @ 7,900 RPM
Maximum torque 321 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 269 ft-lb @ 4,900 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,000 cc 3,246 cc
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 8.5:1 11.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.39 in / 3.39 in 3.43 in / 3.58 in

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,408 lb 3,461 lb
Width 71.3 in 70.1 in
Height 50.2 in 54 in
Length 177.7 in 176.9 in
Front track width 59.9 in 59.4 in
Wheelbase 100.4 in 107.5 in

road tests

Supra Turbo  vs
M3 (E46) 
Top speed 156 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 13.7 s 13.5 s
0-60mph 5 s 5.1 s
0-100mph 12.3 s 11.7 s
Lateral acceleration 0.99 g 0.9 g

transmission

Drivetrain Front Engine / RWD Rear wheel drive
Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Axle ratio 3.27:1 3.62:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 432/? 203 457/? 203
Rear wheels 432/? 241 457/? 229
Toyota Supra Turbo
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