Thursday, November 24, 2011

BMW M3 Vs Ford Mustang GT Coupe

When purchasing a new or used car, some of the most important information is in the vehicle specifications. These numbers - things like the height of power, torque and ride, will ultimately determine how well a car will perform on the road.

Of course, a driver can investigate all the numbers they want, but it means nothing until the car on the road. Often, car performs better or worse than the numbers indicate initially. The driving experience can also be very subjective. A driver may want a smooth ride over all, while another likes to feel the vibration of the seat, opening the motor. Many factors contribute to self-correct.

Fans of American muscle cars will argue that there is nothing like sitting at the wheel of a Mustang. BMW purists, for their part in boosting the speed of light and rides a smooth M3 Coupé. For years, Ford cars the firm could not compete with its European rival. But now, with a complete redesign of the Mustang line, MotorTrend felt it was time for a 2011 Mustang GT to the track and the evidence against the BMW M3 Coupé.

With both equipped with V8 engines, the Mustang edges slightly M3. While the coupe has 2 more horsepower (414-412), the Mustang has a better power to weight ratio (8.8 "pounds per horse" to that of M3 8.6), ie their horses to work a little more and make it a little faster. Although both cars posted a 0-60 time 4.4 seconds, the Mustang beat the M3 in races longer straights. However, that does not mean anything in a real track, with turns involved. This battle could not be resolved for the moment.

To keep things fair, cars can be driven in two different styles. Inexperienced drivers opting for the electronic stability control and other tools to aid driving, while professionals turn those off and do things manually. So the news source had two different drivers attempt to lap on the track - the writer and a professional car racing champion, Randy Pobst.

In the end, the cars were equal. The "average" driver managed a faster time with the Mustang in about half a second, while the pro for the M3 by.09 seconds. The M3 costs a little more fair, but the choice ultimately comes down to what a driver for a vehicle - both are machines that can handle any track.

Either way, the prices of these bad boys set drivers back a bit, so you might want to wait a few years until the models hit the market for used cars before making a decision. But if drivers want to get behind the wheel now, you can probably find a used late model Ford or BMW your local dealer today.

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