When you have a half-mile airstrip and three German performance cars along with professional-level production quality you know you’re going to have a good time watching this sensational drag race from the team over a Track Day.
In today’s video, we see a tuned BMW M240i drag race a new 992 generation Porsche 911 Carrera S and F80 BMW M3 Competition. Can this stock looking M240i match the performance of its much more expensive competition? Well, let’s find out.
In stock trim, the BMW M240i is an impressive mid-level performance car. It sports the B58 straight-6 engine found in the BMW M340i and Toyota Supra. This stout 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-6 has slowly become one of the most tuner friendly engines on the planet thanks to robust build quality and endless aftermarket support.
In stock form, the BMW B58 engine in the BMW M240i cranks out a respectable 335 bhp and 369 lb-ft of torque. According to many tuners and owners, these numbers are seriously underrated from the factory. The BMW M240i in today’s video sports a 6-speed manual transmission and a full-bolt on the list of mods and a tune. This is good for an M240i that produces 490 bhp to the wheels on the dyno.
The BMW M3 Competition featured in today’s video is stock save for a burble tune which only makes the car a little louder thanks to those exciting pop and bangs from the exhaust. The M3 Competition produces a stout 444 bhp from its S55 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-6 engine and is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
Finally, we have the 992 Porsche 911 Carrera S. This supercar challenging Porsche shows that it takes quite a lot of effort and tuning to beat out a 911 in a drag race especially when its equipped with the PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission which is regarded by many as the best transmission on earth.
So, can a tuned BMW M240i hang with this tough competition on the drag strip? Let’s find out.