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BMW M4 Races Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradale and It's Surprisingly Close

Ever since the new prodigy kid from BMW was launched, everyone wanted to know what the inline-6 powerplant under its bonnet was capable of. The new M4 is the first one to use a turbocharged engine, not to mention it's a whole lot lighter than before.
BMW m4 vs Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradale 1 photo
It was a bit of a shock, especially when you think that this is a 3-liter inline 6-cylinder biturbo engine and that before we had a 4-liter V8 atmospheric one that sounded marvelous. However, the extra 150 Nm (110 lb-ft) of torque make a huge difference anywhere you go.

Whether you’re driving to the supermarket or drag racing a Lamborghini, those numbers will come in handy. Oh, you noticed the Lambo name? Well, the video below is definitely not what you’d expect.

In it we get to watch a stock BMW M4 drag racing a Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradale. What that means is that the Italian is a beefed up version of the regular Gallardo. It’s like a bull on steroids.

The V10 5.2-liter engine was taken up to 570 HP and the dry weight of the whole thing sits around just 1,340 kg (2,954 lbs). That means it’s even lighter than the Superleggera and that’s nothing to joke about.

On the other hand the BMW has only 431 HP and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) in stock guise to count on while the weight isn’t really helping out either, the lightest possible model tipping the scale at 1,480 kg (3,262 lbs). However, this is a model fitted with a 7-speed DCT gearbox and that means it’s easily going over 1.5 tons.

However, the Bimmer in the video posted a decent time, a lot closer to the Lamborghini than we might’ve guessed. The 1/4 mile times were 11.18 for the Gallardo and 11.86 for the M4 with trap speeds wildly different at 132 mph (212 km/h) for the winner and 121.6 mph (196 km/h) for the German. How was that possible? Well... a little tuning never hurt nobody...



 
 
 
 
 

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