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      11-13-2012, 12:54 AM   #2
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Drives: 2018 340i xDrive
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I presume you are defining "outperform" to mean straight line acceleration only (even though there are lots of components relative to "performance").

You need to be careful comparing magazine "test" numbers between different cars on different days. Not an accurate comparison. The M3 is not as fast in a straight line as the new M5. Maybe the M6 cab due to weight. I personally like the M3 even if it is "slower" in a straight line but not because it is necessarily a "better" car but it is better for me
2018 340i | Mineral Gray | Current DD | C8 mid-engine Corvette to come next year
2016 M2 | Long Beach Blue | 6MT
2015 M4 | Austin Yellow | DCT
2014 Corvette Stingray | Z51 | Torch Red | 7MT
2012 MB C63AMG | 2011 E92 M3 | 2010 E92 M3 | 1996 E36 M3 (track car)