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Video: Tuned BMW 340i vs. Stock i4 EV

14-08-2022 12:30
If you think that watching cars with nearly identical specifications race each other on the drag strip is boring, Sam CarLegion has a treat for you: this video puts an electric BMW i4 M50 up against an outdated, but extensively tuned F30-gen BMW 340i.

If you think that watching cars with nearly identical specifications race each other on the drag strip is boring, Sam CarLegion has a treat for you: this video puts an electric BMW i4 M50 up against an outdated, but extensively tuned F30-gen BMW 340i.

The electric car is at a clear advantage here with its 544 PS (536 hp / 400 kW) and 795 Nm (586 lb-ft) of torque available straight from the launch. The gas-powered 3-Series makes do with an inline six-cylinder engine boosted with the help of aftermarket components to 550 PS (542 hp / 405 kW) and 691 Nm (510 lb-ft).

As such, the power difference between the two is negligible, but the torque can play the decisive role in the race. Weighing down the EV – quite literally – is its battery pack, which makes it whopping 550 kilos (1,212 lbs) heavier than the classic car.

Which of these factors is going to be the most important, the torque or the weight? Watch the video and find out!



Editor Andrew Raspopov
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