2009 BMW M3 Long Term Road Test

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2009 BMW M3 vs. Everyone Else

November 18, 2009

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What is it about certain cars that bring out the drag racer in other people? Or maybe it's just L.A. I've experienced stoplight challenges when I was in our GSR and our GT-R but the list of challengers to our 2009 BMW M3 seems to be more diverse than the tuner cars after our long-termers with rear spoilers. Case in point, the following are cars with drivers who I've encountered at various stoplights in the past 24 hours who think they're faster than our 2009 BMW M3, which can hit 60 mph in 4.8 seconds.

  • 2005 Ford Mustang 5.2 seconds
  • 2006 Honda Civic Si 5.9 6.8 seconds
  • 2007 Infiniti G35 5.5 seconds
  • 2008 Porsche Cayenne S 6.4 seconds

My guess is that they assumed our BMW was a regular 3 Series, but even that will go from zero to 60 in about 5.3 seconds. ::Shrugs:: Have you ever done that? Size up the competition at a stoplight and consider if they're worth the effort?

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor

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