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E39 M5 (1998-2003)

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Old 06-15-2010, 12:44 PM
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Exclamation which one is faster

M3 e46 or the M5 e39....please tell me that the M5 is truly faster than that m3 :e eps:
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Old 07-02-2010, 10:54 AM
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I'm sure it depends somewhat on the driver, but that being equal, an e46 M3 would beat the e39 M5 by a few tenths of a second....
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Old 07-03-2010, 06:54 PM
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According to EVO magazine

E39 M5:
0-60: 4.9
0-100: 11.5

E46 M3:
0-60: 5.1
0-100: 12.3

So the M5 wins both on an autox or twisty mountain, the M3 will end up on top.
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I'm sure it depends somewhat on the driver, but that being equal, an e46 M3 would beat the e39 M5 by a few tenths of a second....
Huh? How? M5 has more HP and more TQ, and doesn't weigh in at a whole lot more than the M3.. strange logic, no?
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:48 PM
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According to other sources, E39 M5 acceleration is 0-60 in 4.7 (or quicker in some tests). It's really dependent on the driver. Quickest is when you set DSC off, Sport mode ON, rev to 2000, and drop the clutch with a little wheelspin out of the holeshot. You'll spin the tires in 2nd and 3rd if you redline all the gears; but it's over all before you get to 3rd.

I haven't timed mine, but I beat a Subaru WRX STi, which has about the same power to weigh ratio.

On the track, I'd be willing to bet on the lighter car for the long run unless the M5 is fitted with an aftermarket BBK (Big Brake Kit). If the M5 has DINAN tuned anything, S1/S2 then the M3 may be in deep trouble on the track. If you're talking the DINAN S3 modded M5 (with supercharger and over 600hp) against a stock M3, then the M3 is toast anywhere.
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:25 AM
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Huh? How? M5 has more HP and more TQ, and doesn't weigh in at a whole lot more than the M3.. strange logic, no?
You're right. I'm wrong. I don't know what I was thinking.
Even considering the weight difference: in the 1/4 mile and 0-60 the M5 is faster than the M3.
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:52 PM
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The M3 is faster...
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:19 AM
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m5 is faster!
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:02 PM
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M5 all the way I raced my friends m3 and got him on 4th and I was gone

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Old 06-17-2011, 05:03 PM
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M5 is faster!! plus it has more torque and is tons of fun to drive.
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:14 PM
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M5 definitely is faster
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:49 PM
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M5's have ALWAYS been faster and quicker than M3's...probably has something to do with the price...if you buy the companies most expensive car...it should be the most powerful...
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Old 09-14-2011, 05:15 PM
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Old 09-24-2011, 10:00 AM
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I have an e30 with a built s52 obd1 that can handle an e46 m3 and my e39 M5 is faster than the e30... most noticeable after 100; the smaller motors run out of steam and gears... there is truth behind the statement..."no replacement for displacement".

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Old 11-16-2011, 03:38 PM
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Absolutely m5 is way faster ,but m3 it will probably beat m5 ONLY streets race because has less weight .
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