the acceleration is hardly brutal and in fact unimpressive under 4000 rpm. once it gets going, you feel it's fast. As others have said, the car delivers power in a very linear fashion and doesn't present the type of sudden change in acceleration that typically gives the impression of faster acceleration. So to answer your question, even not having driven the Ferrari, I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's nothing like the Ferrari.
'07 e92 335i (sold)
'08 e90 M3 (sold)