Watch The Mighty BMW M1000RR Take On The BMW M3 Competition On A Racetrack!

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BMW M’s division is now responsible for enhancing the capabilities of BMW’s motorcycles as well. The Bavarian manufacturer has already introduced the M1000RR which is the M derivative of the splendid S1000RR. Powerful, agile and looking especially good in those M colors, the M 1000 RR is also incredibly fast. Therefore, the guys from BMW M wanted to make sure it goes up against something just as exciting in a new series showcasing brothers fighting on track. To pit against the mighty M1000RR, BMW included the M3 Competition in the mix.

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Although it is quite evident from the footage that the said race was scripted, it is still a visual and aural treat to see these stalwarts taking each other head-on.


Unsurprisingly, it comes with power, more torque, less weight, more powerful brakes, a lot of carbon parts and yes, winglets, of course. The lending of the ‘M’ moniker has resulted in increased power. The inline-four motor is tweaked to churn out 212 horsepower @14,500 RPM—up from the “base” S that produces 205 horsepower at 13,000rpm—and 113Nm of peak torque @11,000 RPM.

BMW M1000RR (3)

The redline has also got up to 15,100 RPM. Another aspect that makes it a faster machine than the standard model is its 4kg lower kerb weight – 192kg. Both the 45-mm upside-down fork and the rear strut and swingarm are “optimized” with a slightly wider steering head angle and longer swingarm that increase the wheelbase by 0.7 inches and the ride height at the back by a fifth of an inch.

BMW M1000RR (1)

This model also becomes the first bike in the line-up to receive a set of M brakes that includes two 320-mm discs with four-piston callipers at the front and a 220-mm disc with a two-piston calliper at the back. The 17-inch wheels are now made of carbon and clad in 120/70 ZR 17 and 200/55 ZR 17 tires front and back, respectively.

BMW M3 Competition

The heart of the M3 beats with the same living rhythm as the 2020 BMW X3 M and X4 M. The shared 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-6 hammers out 473 hp and 550 NM of torque in the base M3 and 503 hp and  649 NM in the Competition model.

BMW M3 Competition

BMW quotes a 0-60 mph time of 4.1 seconds for the base car and a top speed limited to 155 mph; it’s set at 180 mph with the available M Driver’s Package. The M3 Competition shaves off 0.3 seconds to catapult to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, with the same top-end results.  Base M3 sedans have rear-wheel drive and a 6-speed manual, but this Competition has an 8-speed automatic.

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