BMW E46 M3 vs E36 M3 vs M2 Comp: DRAG RACE

8 אוק 2020
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We’ve brought together two classic M3s, and they’re going up an M2 Competition! Mat’s sat in the E46, which will put down 340hp & 365Nm thanks to a 3.2-litre straight-six under the bonnet. As for the E36, its 3-litre straight-six engine helps push it to 300hp (thanks in part to some modifications cameraman Jack's added) and 320Nm.
As for the M2 Competition, well it’s clearly the most powerful competitor here, with a 3-litre straight-six twin-turbo 410hp & 550Nm! But what do you think - will the lighter E36 have what it takes? Or will the M2’s pure power advantage lead it to victory? There’s only one way to find out… LET’S RACE!
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Thanks to Joe for bringing his M2 Competition -
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  • BMW E46 M3 vs BMW E36 M3 vs BMW M2 Competition... But you can only pick ONE! Vote for your favourite below!

    carwowcarwow18 ימים לפני
    • E36 M3 for ever.......

      Alexandros PapageorgiouAlexandros Papageorgiouיום לפני
    • F1 INSPIRED high revving e46 M3 every single day

      Earl AbrahamsEarl Abrahams2 ימים לפני
    • The mishifting due to the gear knob falling off is def a thing. the stock plastic clip on bmw manual transmissions is garbageeeee after a few year. bought an aftermarket and have loved my life since.

      beepbeepboybeepbeepboy4 ימים לפני
    • An M2 sounding like the E36 would be perfect 😍🤗

      RobertRobert6 ימים לפני
    • VOTE: M2 Competition

      ShadowKill23ShadowKill238 ימים לפני
  • Turbo engine vs 2 non turbo engines is not fair....

    stellarabistellarabi14 שעות לפני
  • Yes you should get a REALLY well cared for E46 M3.

    hothatchpahothatchpa21 שעה לפני
  • I love the e46

    Tall & Small GAMINGTall & Small GAMINGיום לפני
  • Why m3 3.0 you have the 3.2 321horsepower failed

    shooter47shooter47יום לפני
  • Newer tech car will always be faster Hehe

    Jimmy GchJimmy Gchיום לפני
  • e46 best car

  • e46 legend

  • If the M2 took off the turbo I guess the M2 would be the last car to finish the line.

    dawnnadirdawnnadirיום לפני
  • Spoiler the bmw won

    Tugra SkillzTugra Skillzיום לפני
  • Im dissapointed you didnt get 321hp version of the e36🤔

    lamazverlamazver2 ימים לפני
  • Get one!

    WillWill2 ימים לפני
  • Matt is so useless on manuals - launch control makes you like Matt :D

    veekaheksaveekaheksa2 ימים לפני
  • Dabble yoaw

    cheezkake_911 911?cheezkake_911 911?2 ימים לפני
  • 💓💓M3 e36 💓💓

    list of gameslist of games3 ימים לפני
  • M2😍

    bastionboogerbastionbooger3 ימים לפני
  • I tell you what. Youre races with jdm cars are rigged against the jdms.

    justin s.justin s.4 ימים לפני
  • Brake test wasn't level ...matts car was half a length ahead at the line.

    damien mc qdamien mc q4 ימים לפני
  • Audio quality is terrible! Absolutely terrible!

    Master DebaterMaster Debater4 ימים לפני
  • Yeah, the older cars take it for sound, I was very disappointed when I bought a e39 528i to replace my old e34 535i, (thats the straight 6 version not the v8 they did later) it sounded absolutely amazing, made you want to boot it out of every junction and off every roundabout. Was bloody fast too! Would pull 105mph in 3rd!

    Michael BamberMichael Bamber4 ימים לפני
  • En cuantos segundos lo iso la van de atras

    Enmanuel HernandezEnmanuel Hernandez4 ימים לפני
  • That E46 is still a thing of curvaceous, understated beauty. And, considering it is now a 20 year old model, still fast! An attractive, flawed diamond of a car. I like the E36 too although that ricer exhaust and silly spoiler do spoil it. The M2 is worthy successor to the M3. The new M4 is far too big, bloated and ugly to be a true successor even if it does have hundreds of bhp more.

    soundseeker63soundseeker634 ימים לפני
  • Nfs most wanted 2005 BMW M3 gtr lovers like here🤙🏻🔥 👇🏻

    RAZORRAZOR5 ימים לפני
  • shape of you

    Nezha MouhoubiNezha Mouhoubi5 ימים לפני
  • I love the red e 36👌🏽

    Jigga jokJigga jok5 ימים לפני
  • The US spec e36 is so much slower than the euro spec

    Joker Jack NicholsonJoker Jack Nicholson5 ימים לפני
  • E46 !!! Music and looks 👌

    adbt20adbt205 ימים לפני
  • Granny shifting not double clutching like you should

    FlyguyCreationsFlyguyCreations5 ימים לפני
  • Definitely get yourself one. I used to own one of these (e46 M3) and it's an awesome machine...

    Lee MearnsLee Mearns6 ימים לפני
  • Wrong M3 E36. He must go for the M3 E36 Evo with thr 3.2 6 speed manual. And also the M2 is not fair it must be a M3 E30.

    R1 YAMAHA R1R1 YAMAHA R16 ימים לפני
  • 205 gti, 309gti, 405mi16v.

    Arte e Movemento Club DeportivoArte e Movemento Club Deportivo6 ימים לפני
  • everglow

    Мария ВолгушеваМария Волгушева6 ימים לפני
  • Owned my E46 M3 for 5 years now. With a B-spec tune, catless exhaust, and a few things here and there it would be much closer against the M2. Still behind, but much closer. With 3.9 Gears and velocity stack ITBs, I think the E46 could keep up with the stock M2 maybe even beating it if the driver was better.

    Dylan BallDylan Ball6 ימים לפני
  • Yep. You should definitely buy an e46 M3 coupe

    H DH D6 ימים לפני
  • Saw Cat, instant like, its that easy!

    SomuchenSomuchen6 ימים לפני
  • 1M coupe vs M140i ZF auto vs M2 DKG vs M2 competition Manuel vs M240i ACS2 upgrade. Please!!!🙏

    Tino DeblierTino Deblier6 ימים לפני
  • This Video Title Should Be "BMW M3 E46 VS BMW M3 E36" The M2 is Another level lol its Fast 😂

    Garuda SpeedGaruda Speed7 ימים לפני
  • 6:42 damn that van was fast!

    Arnau BlancoArnau Blanco8 ימים לפני
  • Why bmw e36 3.0? E36 3.2 321hp!!

    Dennis HesseDennis Hesse8 ימים לפני
  • why they didnt take the e36 3.2l m3 with 321hp its not fair

    Simsek StefanSimsek Stefan8 ימים לפני
  • Angole to tacy flegmatycy że oglądać się tego nie da

    Bartek MasekBartek Masek8 ימים לפני
  • Carwow at its best

    ef9hatchyef9hatchy8 ימים לפני
  • BMW only drag races are the most enjoyable

    Gabriel CassimGabriel Cassim8 ימים לפני
  • i owned an E46 M3 but i hated gearbox so much that i got rid of it after 6 months.. i absolutely hated it. i took it to the main agents and the tech said he thought it was lovely...Its cured me from ever wanting another BMW shit box.

    simon lloydsimon lloyd8 ימים לפני
    • The e46m box isnt very nice. The e36m 5 spd(like in the video ) is miles better. All are horrible compared to a honda or Mazda box.

      Jonathan MogaJonathan Moga11 שעות לפני
  • Cant not be a BM fan boy. They are the best about

    G SG S8 ימים לפני
  • Like em all but E46 for me... especially in CSL flavour.

    --8 ימים לפני
  • Just a quick point, if he's got a KnN panel filter fitted in that glorious E46 he'll likely be slightly up on power and drastically down on filtration!

    --8 ימים לפני
  • A gear head who can't change gears?

    BajanChameleon BajanchameleonBajanChameleon Bajanchameleon8 ימים לפני
  • Turkey

    Mustafa IşıkMustafa Işık9 ימים לפני
  • Bmw e36 m3 evo orenge

    Mustafa IşıkMustafa Işık9 ימים לפני
  • Try using the m3 e36 evo next time

    Dan SullyDan Sully9 ימים לפני
  • You should do a nissan gtr edition🙏🏽

    Takura ChitukutaTakura Chitukuta9 ימים לפני
  • And the 2002 Vauxhall combo took 13.9 .... Days.

    Mr MontgomeryMr Montgomery9 ימים לפני
  • I couldn't shift with my left hand too. I'm glad in Europe the cars are left hand side driven! 😂

    Florian JFlorian J9 ימים לפני
    • @- If you're not a left-hander, it should work even better, even if it's unfamiliar.

      Florian JFlorian J8 ימים לפני
    • Couldn't shift with my right, that would be utterly bizarre 😂

      --8 ימים לפני
  • Oh my God, cameraman jack, wtf did you done with the glorious e36 BMW M3? it's a shame. It looks like a garbage can with the roll cage and the stripped interior. This is such a beautiful youngtimer, but it has to be absolutely original in my opinion. In Germany a clean e36 M3 cost at least 20000€

    Florian JFlorian J9 ימים לפני
  • e36

    Roland HorvathRoland Horvath9 ימים לפני
  • Лошары какие-то за рулём!!! )

    Vitaliy KotVitaliy Kot9 ימים לפני
  • Old is the best

    Mike TysonMike Tyson9 ימים לפני
  • При всем уважении. Е 36 не упала в глазах. Классика.

    Сергей КравченкоСергей Кравченко9 ימים לפני
  • Supercharge the E46 -You will have a very different outcome!!

    Copley SuttonCopley Sutton9 ימים לפני
  • Bmw e30 M3🤩

    Marcin ŁacekMarcin Łacek9 ימים לפני
  • My 2004 330i will beat every one of those cars

    PlayboichrisPlayboichris9 ימים לפני
    • My car has a turbo and it dosen’t have great launch but just like the m2 the turbo allows to build speed very quick

      PlayboichrisPlayboichris9 ימים לפני
  • E46 will go down in history

    PlayboichrisPlayboichris9 ימים לפני
  • This proves old technology is still brilliant because m2 comp didn't really leave them as far as expected

    Tee DuffusTee Duffus10 ימים לפני
  • E36 doesn’t even know how change the gears properly

    Mohammadhossein SadeghMohammadhossein Sadegh10 ימים לפני
  • Idiot can’t shift

    rectangoblueHutzwoWrectangoblueHutzwoW10 ימים לפני
  • why does the video sounds and looks like shit

    Christian ColonChristian Colon10 ימים לפני
  • E46 and the M2 are faster but I still love my e36. 10+ years of pure joy.

    Tarence CarterTarence Carter10 ימים לפני
  • The 3rd car should be the M5 E34 3.6 or even 3.8 ,we would see a nice drag

    mohcen Bdjmohcen Bdj10 ימים לפני
  • You should get an E46 M3

    mohcen Bdjmohcen Bdj10 ימים לפני
  • That's unfair a twinturbo m2 against those naturally aspirated classic m3s

    mohcen Bdjmohcen Bdj10 ימים לפני
    • Progress?

      Andrew TraAndrew Tra8 ימים לפני
  • Love the E46 M3

    DeeDDeeD10 ימים לפני
  • I’d have that E36 any day of the week. 😍😍

    Josh GreavesJosh Greaves10 ימים לפני
  • 4.16 ....E46 boot floor left the chat...

    pistonpowerukpistonpoweruk10 ימים לפני
  • Why aren’t you guys reviewing the new 5 Series????

    Ahad KhalidAhad Khalid10 ימים לפני
  • Make the same video with E class W210 w211 ...😊

    Denis HusevskiDenis Husevski10 ימים לפני
  • У них были БМВ, но они даже не прогрели шины.

    Темный гонщикТемный гонщик10 ימים לפני
  • why is this host so spazzy...dude, just be a normal can be funny and cool without being such a spaz

    Manny C WeissManny C Weiss11 ימים לפני
  • Mat, if you want you use an e36 m3 evo! Vs e46, I’d be more than happy lend mine for the day, to see how that would turn out ??

    DanbizDanbiz11 ימים לפני
  • So you couldn’t find a 3.2 liter 321 hp for the e36?? Come on man

  • Good video love it get one classic 👊🏽

    jermaine robinsonjermaine robinson11 ימים לפני
  • For all the extra power and certainly torque, the S54 is holding its own there. The CSL might have been neck and neck on that second run.

    knightofcydonia07knightofcydonia0711 ימים לפני
  • E46 (have 2 Phoenixgelb - one is cab with 26500 km on the meter (my pension "fund" :))

    Ben DoverBen Dover11 ימים לפני
  • You should get a bmw e46

    CRUX 69CRUX 6911 ימים לפני
  • M2 is like 4 time more expensive and is just a bit better, it's not worth , new BMW is overprice shit, u can get a camaro zl1 of similar price, which is twice better than this boomer

    Pipka RulkaPipka Rulka11 ימים לפני
  • That E36 sounds brilliant

    MthoMtho11 ימים לפני
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    Car Reviews by Mohammed AryanCar Reviews by Mohammed Aryan11 ימים לפני

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  • Really cool comparison 👍 and shows that it takes skill to drive fast with a manual gearbox 👍

  • E46 M3!

    Rob BushRob Bush11 ימים לפני
  • Aqui no Brasil os espertos cobram fortunas por estes lindos carros top demais

    Joaquim LopezJoaquim Lopez11 ימים לפני
  • Would love to have seen the MRoadster instead of the new M2, it’s from between the e46 &e30 time wise and lots of debate about how it compares to the M3 but never seen a true comparison.

    Graham SaintGraham Saint11 ימים לפני
  • E46 still looks so good. What a shame where BMW is taking the current design across it's entire line.

    Rick LyonRick Lyon11 ימים לפני
  • Take a propper e36 3.2 loozers

    Emrico KlikoEmrico Kliko12 ימים לפני
  • I am your big fan and I also follow your newsletter but please put a notify me option as I have to check everyday that have they uploaded something new on web browser

    Rishi Dewan Gandhi(Student)Rishi Dewan Gandhi(Student)12 ימים לפני
  • A CSL would have been nice

    Che1seabluesdrogba11Che1seabluesdrogba1112 ימים לפני
  • I love these M very much 😀

    HoDooHoDoo12 ימים לפני
  • Is it just me or do none of them sound that good?

    FutureF123FutureF12312 ימים לפני
  • What surprised me the most is how bad the M2 launched considering how much power it makes. Wonder if power is restricted in 1st gear?

    Brandon HughesBrandon Hughes12 ימים לפני
    • Turbo, harder to launch without wheel spin

      Andrew TraAndrew Tra8 ימים לפני
  • The M2 is faster at higher speeds than the E46.. and lower speeds almost the same

    BimmerBoy //BimmerBoy //12 ימים לפני