Wed. Jan 26th, 2022
2001 BMW M3 Convertible vs 2016 Mazda Miata
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You know the thing about chance, where it works only for specific people and that it waits for no time if it’s chosen something/somebody? Exactly. Speaking of which, the chances of someone considering an E46 BMW M3 Convertible as an alternative choice to the Mazda MX-5 Miata ND (or the other way around, whatever works) are virtually non-existent. Anyways, the geniuses from Throttle House have decided to shoot a tongue-in-cheek analysis of these cars, as a symbol of appreciation to their viewers, for recently hitting 1 million subscribers on their You Tube channel. The cars that can be seen in the video are from their own garages; the 2001 M3 Convertible owned by Thomas and the 2016 MX-5 Miata which belongs to James. Well, the only possible similarities both these cars possess other than being manual convertibles and rear-wheel drives, is that they’re both painted blue, maybe in different shades.

2001 BMW M3 Convertible vs 2016 Mazda MiataChaotic Capabilities, Fantastic Features and Power Packed Performances of Both Cars

The massive E46 M3 produces 333 HP and 262 lb-ft (355 Nm) of torque from the efficient S54 3.2-litre naturally aspirated straight-six. The ND Miata’s is quite lightweight in comparison, as it’s 2.0-litre four-cylinder delivers just 155 HP and 148 lb-ft (200 Nm) of torque. Nevertheless, it sure is much lighter and manages to tip the scales at just 2,332 lbs (1,058 kg) compared to the M3 Convertible’s 3,649 lbs (1,655 kg). The BMW has more than enough machine power to overthrow the weight deficit by covering the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in just 5.5 seconds compared to the Miata’s 7.1 seconds. Taking into consideration the age of the M3 and it’s ability to break, which is briefly documented by Thomas in the video, James claimed that his Miata stood a chance to win a quarter-mile drag race, along with a rather unusual test the duo reviewers had pondered about. Did the M3 win against the Miata? Only one way to find out.

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