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The BMW E30 M3 is a hero car. In its day, it was considered seriously quick. But has its performance stood the test of time or will it be humbled by today's far more mundane 320d?

This is the first in a series of Heroes Humbled? videos we'll be publishing over the coming days.

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    • thefaredevil
      thefaredevil

      "Doesn't matter if you win by an inch or a mile. Winning's winning"

      about 21 day ago
    • winzfeld1
      winzfeld1

      You do realise torque at the flywheel is a meaningless figure? A gearbox is a torque multiplier. Which is faster, 400nm at 2k revs or 250nm at 4K revs? Exactly.

      about 3 months ago
    • A. D.M.
      A. D.M.

      👍

      about 6 months ago
    • Onbekend
      Onbekend

      Take the automatic of the F30 and test again.

      about 6 months ago
    • lil hotdog
      lil hotdog

      God’s chariot

      about 6 months ago
    • Zelath
      Zelath

      Dude u really suck at changing gears

      about 8 months ago
    • rambo a
      rambo a

      Its supposed to be an m3 and it barely won against a 320d. Sorry but im in favor of the newer diesel, does almost twice the mpg in a heavier but more comfortable shell. The point is the diesel is almost as quick as an old, top of the line sports car.

      about 8 months ago
    • Quality Productions
      Quality Productions

      Mat Watson! From CARWOW!

      about 8 months ago
    • PIERRE BASSIL /
      PIERRE BASSIL /

      E30 IT'S A LEGEND ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
      anyway Bmw for ever☝☝☝☝

      about 8 months ago
    • Lil Sterine
      Lil Sterine

      Stop the MUSIC!!!

      about 10 months ago
    • urbanturbine
      urbanturbine

      You guys make the dumbest comparisons... maybe that's why it is interesting...

      about 1 year ago
    • FugiX _
      FugiX _

      m3 e30 is faster in normal drive

      about 1 year ago
    • Ceky
      Ceky

      mine 320d 2015 is Mperformance with 320Hp and 560Nm so no problem for mine

      about 1 year ago
    • Psycho Man
      Psycho Man

      wait so expect to compare a petrol against a diesel

      about 1 year ago
    • Mike Gallagher
      Mike Gallagher

      Very interesting love the old hot hatches.....mk1 Astra gte.....M3.s....Quattros

      about 1 year ago
    • ALKUKES
      ALKUKES

      I dont care if m3 e30 is slower than others, i still want the m3 e30,

      about 1 year ago
    • - PlexorPlayz -
      - PlexorPlayz -

      E30
      4
      LIFE

      about 1 year ago
    • Echo1Delta
      Echo1Delta

      You can't compare a petrol engine and a diesel engine. petrol engine is faster

      about 1 year ago
    • Peter Cavellini
      Peter Cavellini

      Not a lot in it really......🏁

      about 1 year ago
    • Paul Anderson
      Paul Anderson

      not a mercedes SEL, thats came out in the w126 shape!!!

      about 1 year ago
    • Big Mario
      Big Mario

      This is a curious thing. Youtube should be full of videos like this.

      about 1 year ago
    • Testacorsa
      Testacorsa

      I'm sorry, but what drag race were you describing at the end of the video. It was pretty much the reversal of what you showed! wft?!! haha. Fun to see the proof that we are indeed living in the absolute golden age of horsepower.

      about 1 year ago
    • Bicycle Things
      Bicycle Things

      I would choose both

      about 1 year ago
    • George Austers
      George Austers

      Get the 320D remapped and it will whoop the M3

      about 1 year ago
    • eivis13
      eivis13

      drag racing shows the spec of the engine. Time for a race track.

      about 1 year ago
    • Idkhowtonamemyself
      Idkhowtonamemyself

      Whats the point of this?
      Like everyone interested in these cars will go for that one he wants no matter if the newer more fuel efficient one is faster

      about 1 year ago
    • Michael Broski
      Michael Broski

      An M3 is still an an M3. But if you were to tune the F30 Diesel. It would easily spank the e30 M3.

      about 1 year ago
    • enrico gunawan
      enrico gunawan

      Is that mat watson?

      about 1 year ago
    • Victor Matei
      Victor Matei

      Petrol wins.

      about 1 year ago
    • pxK
      pxK

      i'de kick to the ground the one who decided to sit on "my" e30 M3's hood like that...

      about 1 year ago