Does the BMW M3 have the best braking performance in its class? Answer is almost a yes! But the Cadillac CTS-V beats the M3 braking distance by 1ft. The BMW M3 braking distance is 99ft from 60-0 mph, which is phenomenal considering the chassis and intended use of the car. Find out which supercars have a worse braking distance than the M3 down below.
For the record, the BMW M3's braking performance is already in supercar territory. It's the one factor that makes is as good as the very best in the industry. Braking is just as important if not more important than acceleration.
Here are some braking distances from 60-0 mph of a few supercars.
Audi R8 - 101 ft
Mercedes SLS - 100ft
Lamborghini Aventador - 100ft
McLaren 675LT - 99ft
C63 AMG S - 99ft
These results just speak for themselves. The M3 does indeed brake better than class leading supercars. Even though the distances aren't much but it's still a win for the M.
I put in the C63 AMG S because the braking is just as good as the M3. As much as I would like to say the BMW M3 is the best car in the world, it's not and I do acknowledge that. The C63 AMG S is another competitor to the M3/M4 and it made sure the M get a good run for its money.
Beyond supercars and going into hypercar territory, the Porsche 918 stops from 60-0 mph in 94ft. The Chevrolet Corvette stops in just 90ft. These numbers are crazy insane. Alot of people think that a couple of feet might not make a big difference when you're driving but every feet adds up. Take your typical Toyota and the braking might be along the lines of 130ft. When compared to the M3, thats about 30ft difference which translates to 10yds! Think about it, stopping a car 10 whole yards sooner! That difference can mean the difference between stopping and slamming into the car in front of you!
Remember, a car with great acceleration and handling is useless without great braking!
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