BMW E46 M3 v Toyota GR Yaris: DRAG RACE

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It's time for a carwow team head-to-head! We've got Mat in his Toyota GR Yaris going up against cameraman Jack in his BMW E46 M3!

So how do these two compare on paper? Well first up we have Mat's GR Yaris, which can produce 261hp \u0026 360Nm of torque thanks to a 1.6-litre 3 cylinder turbo engine up front. What's more, it's also equipped with AWD along with launch control, and weighs in at 1,280kg.

As for E46, well it's powered by a 3-litre straight-six to put down 343hp \u0026 365Nm. So, it's up on power, but it has a few areas of weakness compared to the GR Yaris. Not only does it weigh in almost 200kg heavier (at 1,470kg), it isn't equipped with launch control either!

What do you think - will the lack of launch control propel Mat to victory? You'll have to keep watching to find out!

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  1. carwow

    carwowPrije 19 dana

    So, which would you pick? An all-new Toyota GR Yaris, or a classic E46 M3? VOTE BELOW!

  2. Wymiatacz Plays

    Wymiatacz PlaysPrije 6 dana

    Of course the M3. But the GR Yaris is one of the very few brand new cars I really dig!

  3. Georgios Grigoriadis

    Georgios GrigoriadisPrije 6 dana

    E46 M3

  4. Yuri Marryshow

    Yuri MarryshowPrije 11 dana

    @carwow I would like to see Toyota GR Yaris VS Mitsubishi Evo X VS Subaru WRX STi for the nostalgia...LOL

  5. Sneeuwwolf

    SneeuwwolfPrije 12 dana

    BMW E46. Because shopping trolleys aren't cool no matter how many horses you put in them.


    BLEART FANAPrije 13 dana


  7. Skyrocket888

    Skyrocket888Prije dan

    BMW M3 with 115,000k miles with mixed tyres vs Toyota GR Yaris with PS4S with 15miles on the clock. lolz

  8. Crankshaft Rotator

    Crankshaft RotatorPrije dan

    More of this kind of drag races, please!

  9. Rizaan Jappie

    Rizaan JappiePrije 2 dana

    Joke would be proud of that laugh at 7:00

  10. soundofeighthooves

    soundofeighthoovesPrije 2 dana

    M3 = Masterpiece Yaris = rice cooker

  11. M You

    M YouPrije 2 dana

    Owned a good few m cars and love the e46 m3 but this one looks a bit ropey. What’s with the orange front indicators too?

  12. Double plus good

    Double plus goodPrije 2 dana

    What an insult for e46 this Test

  13. Tech Mania

    Tech ManiaPrije 3 dana

    Atmo forever!

  14. Dirk Digler

    Dirk DiglerPrije 3 dana

    13 thousand £ for a mint e46 m3? Damn, they are way more expensive in North America

  15. Brennan Wallman

    Brennan WallmanPrije 3 dana

    I love Carwow but PLEASE add MPH to the 1/4 mile times…

  16. j 123

    j 123Prije 5 dana

    Why all the hate for the Toyota 😂, both great cars in their own right.

  17. Vance Hibberd

    Vance HibberdPrije 5 dana

    Yaris is so over rated. Not me. Not surenwhat the huge is about

  18. emre deli

    emre deliPrije 5 dana

    e46 looks beautiful. why would you choose yaris

  19. Damien Howell

    Damien HowellPrije 5 dana

    Imagine if that was the Litchfield gr yaris m3 driver wouldnt even be able to read the plate in the distance both nice but that gr is exceptional

  20. Yahya Hany

    Yahya HanyPrije 6 dana

    Kia stinger gt2 please!!!

  21. Klaudian Bajraktari

    Klaudian BajraktariPrije 6 dana

    Next time you bring an E46 M3 on the track , get a driver who can driveeee. WTF

  22. Eric

    EricPrije 6 dana

    That M3's shifter is hideous

  23. Julie Taylor

    Julie TaylorPrije 7 dana

    The $2 mods on the M3 are criminal

  24. Şahin Şahiner

    Şahin ŞahinerPrije 7 dana

    Try again with turbo e46 m3

  25. Steven Lopez

    Steven LopezPrije 7 dana

    Even if Matt might have jumped the start a bit the M3 still wouldn't have had a chance. E46 owners must be crying in they're sleep over a Yaris winning.

  26. m095730

    m095730Prije 7 dana

    I’d still rather have the e46 any day of the week.

  27. Fel Kro

    Fel KroPrije 7 dana

    13.000 for an e46 M3? You`ve got to be kidding me

  28. Fidelity Smart

    Fidelity SmartPrije 8 dana

    Impressive how much torque the E46 has (for a naturally-aspirated engine).

  29. ItsDaggerYT

    ItsDaggerYTPrije 8 dana

    Roblox vehicle legends boost truck finished the quarter mile in 0.01 seconds

  30. Forza Festiva1

    Forza Festiva1Prije 8 dana

    Wheels on the m3 are nastyyy

  31. Ian S

    Ian SPrije 8 dana

    You won the race, he still has his balls. You sister is wondering when she gets her car back.

  32. MOGS Mog

    MOGS MogPrije 6 dana

    So right 😂😂

  33. Badabing1

    Badabing1Prije 8 dana

    Is that woman doing the countdown really wearing a mask outside? smh... :/

  34. decoder55killer

    decoder55killerPrije 9 dana

    “g0tT hiMm”

  35. Bni Bng Ltd

    Bni Bng LtdPrije 9 dana

    Ok the Yaris is quicker…but this old BMW is pure driving pleasure

  36. Lukas Kauschinger

    Lukas KauschingerPrije 9 dana

    Yaris vs. e36 3.2 M3 would be interesting

  37. Sai

    SaiPrije 9 dana

    The GR is a great car, but ain't no way I'm picking that over a legend like the e46 M3 The e46 is one of the most beautiful cars ever made.. I hope I can buy one sometime

  38. Bantu Hani

    Bantu HaniPrije 10 dana

    The Toyota's comeback is amazing. They must stop this laziness and keep giving us what we know and love.

  39. iamyourfuture808

    iamyourfuture808Prije 10 dana

    i recon the scabby front arches in the BMW were fucking with the aerodynamic

  40. Lukasz Jawor

    Lukasz JaworPrije 10 dana

    Jakaś zdojoną tą m3 macie

  41. fatwalletboy2

    fatwalletboy2Prije 10 dana

    If you can predict 99% of these outcomes before theyve even started then you know theyre also pointless.

  42. Ragger

    RaggerPrije 10 dana

    Hell na he didnt even set blueoff in that m3

  43. iTry

    iTryPrije 11 dana

    The GR taking no prisoners.

  44. HIRO'S TV Japan

    HIRO'S TV JapanPrije 11 dana

    I used to drive e46 M3 CSL and it was such a fun car to drive. Sound just everything was awesome. Wish I can own one again. But one part I did not like was SMG but still it was great.

  45. Indah Agung

    Indah AgungPrije 11 dana

    A beauty Germany Creature "M3 E46" Love that Car so much

  46. thefridgeman

    thefridgemanPrije 11 dana

    2:59 yeah, totally murdered the engine noise. Will never understand why people prefer farts from an empty pipe instead of a nice engine noise.

  47. Darko Rex - Pubg Mobile

    Darko Rex - Pubg MobilePrije 11 dana

    Little Yaris ❤️

  48. Darren Boston

    Darren BostonPrije 11 dana

    Pointless race really!…. Bit like putting an F40 against a Rimack!

  49. Parzival14

    Parzival14Prije 11 dana

    6:25 "Noooooooo, Monica" !

  50. Nick G

    Nick GPrije 11 dana

    Oh man we need a better driver in the m3

  51. George Apostolopoulos SSI Scuba Diving Instructor

    George Apostolopoulos SSI Scuba Diving InstructorPrije 11 dana

    Why you dont compare the Yaris with an M2.....?????

  52. Ramaano Muravha

    Ramaano MuravhaPrije 12 dana

    This yaris is going down in history books and surely is on top of collector's list

  53. TheMarkofZollo

    TheMarkofZolloPrije 12 dana

    Would be interesting to know what the M3 is running now. I always feel when an older car is dragged against a new one they should do a rolling road test before. I'd question how well looked after the M3 is if it has different tyres front and back... maybe not the best representation 🤷‍♂️

  54. Tony Cruise

    Tony CruisePrije 12 dana

    too bad not sold in usa

  55. The Savige

    The SavigePrije 12 dana

    You should do a drag race between the Dodge Caravan Grand Caravan RT and the Dodge Grand Caravan GT

  56. mercedesbenzformula1

    mercedesbenzformula1Prije 12 dana

    That m3 is slow

  57. Katso Gaolaolwe

    Katso GaolaolwePrije 12 dana

    I'm in love with this Toyota

  58. Michael Singh

    Michael SinghPrije 12 dana

    Mat was using his handbrake to launch, he must really wanted to win 😂😂

  59. Riccardo Sinto

    Riccardo SintoPrije 12 dana

    Warum ein coupe und der ist bestimmt ausgelutscht

  60. KingChooêt

    KingChooêtPrije 12 dana

    Yaris gay

  61. Sneeuwwolf

    SneeuwwolfPrije 12 dana

    Wow I can't believe the new Yaris 4wd won from a geriatric super high mileage BMW. Wow must be a real sports car then.

  62. Gripen85

    Gripen85Prije 12 dana

    Pretty impressed with the Toyota GR Yaris, must admit it, even though I don't like it one bit. :P

  63. Taylor Ellis

    Taylor EllisPrije 12 dana

    Gr Yaris vs tuned Audi s1

  64. Relentless Pursuit

    Relentless PursuitPrije 12 dana

    Tuned GR vs Tuned S1

  65. gebbadson

    gebbadsonPrije 12 dana

    It‘s terrible to watch carwow since Mr. Rimac was pointing on Mat‘s „be‘ah“ 😂

  66. atharv deo

    atharv deoPrije 12 dana

    Matt, you jumped the start in the 2nd drag race

  67. Francesco

    FrancescoPrije 13 dana

    Dude...those old BMWs are just endless moneypits (my childhood dream car is an E9X M3, so I'm not a BMW hater)...if you do a gpf delete on the Yaris and a remap...that BMW wouldn't stand a chance...12.5s 1/4 mile, that's faster than an E92 M3. 343 hp and it can't even pull in a rolling needs a freakin' mile to overtake a restricted 3 cylinder (I bet if you do a gpf delete, they'll be neck and neck)...that's how far technology has come...embrace the future, stop living in the past. I mean I'd still buy an e9x M3 but not for 25-35k (nice ones are like in the upper 30k range in Europe...that's maad)...because in 3-4 years you'll put another 10-15k into it...and at that point it's just not worth it.

  68. mantovor 3000

    mantovor 3000Prije 13 dana

    what about yani?


    ANDREAS ASSIOTISPrije 13 dana

    Utterly stupid race, that guy jack is broke and all his cars are trash, remember his e36 m3… a 100000miles m3 can be as fast as 30000miles car if the correct and expensive maintenance has been carried out and certainly a GR yaris doesn’t stand a chance….it shouldn’t even come close to the M3

  70. Рустем Гайнетдинов

    Рустем ГайнетдиновPrije 13 dana

    Где русский перевод

  71. calvin munorwei

    calvin munorweiPrije 13 dana

    E46 that's a 1999-2005 model car and its still solid to race a Yaris in 2021, man 💪zzzz Germans did a good job on that car

  72. Whayne Padden

    Whayne PaddenPrije 13 dana

    Why wouldn't you upgrade the brakes on the M3, first thing that should have been done, they are seriously crap.

  73. X7rocks

    X7rocksPrije 13 dana

    This is the type of racing that is really fun to watch. I love supercars and such but a car thats achievable is just much more relatable.

  74. Aaron S

    Aaron SPrije 13 dana

    Does the M3 have any check engine lights on? Faulty Vanos could be holding it back on the top end.

  75. Southney

    SouthneyPrije 13 dana

    M3 because I wouldn’t buy it to drag race on a runway, it’ll drive like a 3 series (pleasant proper RWD saloon), it’s half the price and is only going up in value. I also couldn’t pay that kind of money for a 3 cylinder Toyota Yaris; no matter how many of it’s wheels turn.

  76. Kevin carter

    Kevin carterPrije 13 dana

    I appreciate that both cars offer something unique, the gr yaris is as close your going to get to a modern day scooby whilst the BMW is a timeless classic that still looks fantastic. 90% off the people on here will never drive either unfortunately

  77. Paul Stevens

    Paul StevensPrije 13 dana

    That yaris is an impressive car but look at that thumbnail....its too big and its damn ugly

  78. ilmelangolo

    ilmelangoloPrije 13 dana

    I'll have the M3 anyway, all day anyday

  79. Kiko

    KikoPrije 13 dana

    Adri left the chat.😂😂

  80. Steven Dobbie

    Steven DobbiePrije 13 dana

    New Ceed GT vs another Warm hatch.

  81. Kris Horst

    Kris HorstPrije 13 dana

    Lol you could ruin a lot of peoples days with this little guy!

  82. Zayniddin Mutalov

    Zayniddin MutalovPrije 13 dana

    Mat Watson review 6th generation Chevrolet Camaroz ZL1 please

  83. 7s29

    7s29Prije 13 dana

    I'd still prefer the M3.

  84. MrElpajita

    MrElpajitaPrije 13 dana

    Max on the Yaris, always try to jump to make it look faster

  85. U_Forgot_Poland

    U_Forgot_PolandPrije 13 dana

    The Yaris really is an amazing little car

  86. Marin

    MarinPrije 14 dana

    Toyota rules... Yaris GR is amazing car... Well done Toyota 👏👏👏👏🙌

  87. Bob Whyte

    Bob WhytePrije 14 dana

    I can’t help laughing. Who on earth would want to own a Toyota Yaris. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  88. Qarliff Pokka

    Qarliff PokkaPrije 14 dana

    Why not e46 m3 vs volvo S60R

  89. Alter 210

    Alter 210Prije 14 dana

    Seriously? Just a manual transmission. And nothing that the M3 has a sequential gearbox. It is much faster than a conventional manual transmission.

  90. Alter 210

    Alter 210Prije 11 dana

    @Cotea Sebastian This is not an SMG.The M3 has a non-native gearbox. Classic sequential gearbox-tune

  91. Cotea Sebastian

    Cotea SebastianPrije 11 dana

    If it was an smg ,they would still wouldn't put it in the proper mode, like they did in the e61 m5 drag race,so better with the manual.Aparently the majority can't get how to drive an smg...

  92. manderp

    manderpPrije 14 dana

    This is so random

  93. Renaldo Lamar

    Renaldo LamarPrije 14 dana

    And this is where I believe they started making those super fast shifting automatic which to me is killing the spirit of driving IMO

  94. NorthernN54's

    NorthernN54'sPrije 14 dana

    i think that m3 needs a lilll bit of work to get back to top shape

  95. Martin Jensen

    Martin JensenPrije 14 dana

    1° - ese m3 no llega a la pote cia original quizás por la edad del propio auto.. 2° - en la segunda tirada el Yaris sale antes y en la primera habría que ver bien pero casi seguro que también sale antes. 3° - el conductor del m3 no tiene idea que esta haciendo aparentemente. Le gano el piloto, no el auto.

  96. Alfa_Driver

    Alfa_DriverPrije 14 dana

    You do for drag races what Tyre Reviews does for erm, tyre reviews. You answer the sort of questions us viewers actually have, and answer them thoroughly! Nice one.

  97. Zombie Head

    Zombie HeadPrije 14 dana

    Sorry, id take the E46 M3. It was never designed to win any drag races, but the last I6 ITB screaming rod bearing eating engine from BMW M.......worth every headache and coin you dump into it. They just nailed it with this M3 IMO.

  98. Davy NoTalent

    Davy NoTalentPrije 14 dana

    Review cameraman's jack m3


    ALBOS SHQIPETARPrije 14 dana

    GR Yaris kill M3 😁😉

  100. Mark Lydon

    Mark LydonPrije 14 dana

    Yaris is an ugly pug of a car. I'd have the BMW any day.

  101. Mussa Mushe

    Mussa MushePrije 14 dana

    your videos are full of lies , u better quit youtube rather than collecting money from underratted manufactors

  102. Mac steven Kynjing

    Mac steven KynjingPrije 14 dana

    Tf is semi hard😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  103. Guy Harrison

    Guy HarrisonPrije 14 dana

    Sorry I call bullshit on these 1/4 mile times. In Australia the Yaris doesn't have the ppf and the best time I've seen is 12.9. IE the non ppf cars are faster. So how is Matt doing 12.5?

  104. Muhammad Akbar

    Muhammad AkbarPrije 14 dana

    GR Yaris is fast car,but the bmw is a nice car

  105. MrQuack HD

    MrQuack HDPrije 14 dana

    BMW m3 for life

  106. John Dall

    John DallPrije 15 dana

    What the H*ll is with the BMWs gear stick 🤣🤣🤣

  107. John Dall

    John DallPrije 14 dana

    @Jonathan Moga how so, seems like the throw would be massive?

  108. Jonathan Moga

    Jonathan MogaPrije 14 dana

    They are amazing to use.

  109. Simon Bussey

    Simon BusseyPrije 15 dana

    Imagine buying that M3 in 2000 and being told in 20 years time a Toyota Yaris would be faster.

  110. Simon Bussey

    Simon BusseyPrije 14 dana

    @Jonathan Moga fair enough lol

  111. Jonathan Moga

    Jonathan MogaPrije 14 dana

    Buying that in 2000 you'd have to worry about getting walked by a civic. Nothing new.

  112. Marco Savanah

    Marco SavanahPrije 15 dana

    was : is that a supra? now : is that a YARIS?

  113. The Wedge

    The WedgePrije 15 dana

    now race a 2001 Yaris vs a 2001 E46 M3!

  114. Cotea Sebastian

    Cotea SebastianPrije 11 dana

    @Champion1642 That is the point.Everyone is just saying about how well the yaris did, but it's like 20years of difference between them.Plus the fact that the e46 was so much more inovative at it's launch.First bmw with the smg gearbox,first bmw to have a 8500rpm readline

  115. Champion1642

    Champion1642Prije 14 dana

    This is the first proper sporty Yaris so it's no competition.