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      02-02-2013, 11:58 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Efthreeoh View Post
Too bad we don't do the same here...

It was an '06 Mustang GT. BMW didn't have any E90 in '06 that could have touched it. Just sayin'
Keep in mind the Mustang GT is the V8, which is roughly the equivalent of the M3 in the 3 series line up..

To compare:
2006 E46 M3: 333 hp from a 3.2 I6 NA motor
2006 Mustang GT: 300 hp from a 4.6 V8 motor

I think V8 to V8, 6 cyl to 6 cyl, the BMW 3 series would always own the Mustang.

The new 5.0 Mustang GT, however, is so closely benchmarked around the E92 M3, right down to power output, 0-60, 60-0, 1/4 mile etc. etc., you'd be surprised how similar they look on paper. But the M3 still comes out on top thanks to better dynamics..