Well just finished reading the Evo magazines article on the updated 2011 Lexus IS-F vs 2011 M3 competition vs 2011 Audi RS5 vs 2011 MB C63 AMG performance package plus.
It is amazing to see that the M3 competition is still the champ in overall as well as on track performance in their opinion. The Audi RS5 was last in that comparison but on track was able to barely out do their long term M3 comp. pkg that had worn out brakes due to many previous hard drives. They suspected that if the M3 comp. pkg brakes were in same condition as others it would have easily beaten the RS5 by a good margin.
The IS-F is much improved due to suspension upgrades and LSD. But still lagged behind in track times compared to the updated M3 comp. pkg and RS6. However, it still out did the more powerful C63 AMG performance pkg. plus.
To me the acceleration times for M3 comp. pkg were amazing as EVO mag. in past had recorded very similar numbers from the regular C63 AMG. To some extent now in my mind that rumor sticks out more that the BMW might have secretly improved the M3 acceleration. As even Car&Driver reported 0-60mph
3.9 sec. This is the same number Car and Driver had previously recorded for for the regular C63 AMG.
The C63 AMG performance pkg plus has at least 30hp more as well as other improvements. So it has to be faster the the regular C63 AMG.
Anyways here are the acceleration numbers from the EVO mag for everyone enjoy
Audi RS5: 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds
BMW M3 Competition: 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds
Lexus ISF: 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds
Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG: 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds
Audi RS5: 0-100 mph in 10.6 seconds
BMW M3 Competition: 0-100 mph in 10.3 seconds
Lexus ISF: 0-100 mph in 10.9 seconds
Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG: 0-100 mph in 9.7 seconds
Audi RS5: 0-140 mph in 23.6 seconds
BMW M3 Competition: 0-140 mph in 22 seconds
Lexus ISF: 0-140 mph in 23.6 seconds
Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG: 0-140 mph in 19.1 seconds
Audi RS5: 100-0 in 4.2 seconds/285 feet
BMW M3 Competition: 100-0 in 4.3 seconds/300 feet
Lexus ISF: 100-0 in 4.4 seconds
Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG: 100-0 in 4.5 seconds/321 feet
Originally Posted by jaeS4
BMW's message to Lexus: You're just starting to catch up.