It would be interesting to compare TQ at the wheels when comparing cars, rather then just TQ at the crank. Because of the high rev line, the M3 is able to use short gearing which multiples TQ to the wheels, so that compensates for the engine's relative lack of TQ at low rpms.
07 E92 335i Saph/Black 6MT
06 E46 M3 CB/Cinn ZCP 6MT - Sold
04 E46 330i Saph/NatBrn ZSP 6MT - Sold