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Here we go BMW fans, this one’s for you!

We’ve got our hands on the new BMW M3 Touring, and it’s going head-to-head against the incredible BMW M8! The question is, can the BMW M8 put its power down in some truly awful drag race conditions?

Before we find out, let’s check out the stats. We’ve got Mat in the M3 Touring, which is housing a 3-litre twin-turbo straight six under the bonnet that can put down 510hp and 650Nm of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox, and it’s relatively heavy, weighing in at 1,865kg. If you’re looking to pick one up, the price starts from £87,000.

Then alongside it, we have the BMW M8. Lift up the bonnet and you’ll find a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 under the bonnet, which is good for 625hp and 750Nm. So it’s up on power compared to the M3, but it’s also well up on weight, tipping the scales at 2,100kg! It’ll also leave a bigger dent in your bank balance, with the price starting from £142,000!

So what do you think – will it be a walkover for the more powerful M8? Or could the M3 snatch it? There’s only one way to find out… LET’S RACE!

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