Saab 9-3 Aero Vs. BMW M5 E39

On the blacktop there are a Swedish Saab 9-3 Aero and a German BMW M5 E39 that under the rain are waiting the start to demonstrate which car is the fastest. The drag race has its start at 50 km/h (about 30 mph) and the end arrives when the first one reaches the 180 km/h (about 112 mph).

The camera is in the Saab cockpit, recording on the left side where there is the rival. The BMW M5 has a power of 420 horse power and is rear-wheel drive, that on the wet usually is more performing. The engine is a 5.0 Litres V8, electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph), the acceleration 0-100 km/h takes only 5.3 seconds and the body is really sport with the rear spoiler and four exhausts.

Contrary the Saab 9-3 Aero has a front-wheel drive that let off all the 380 horse power of the engine, ably tuned by Nordic Performance, and it is only a 2.0 Litres 4-straight, that makes the Saab an underdog in this challenge against a car with 2,5 times its engine volume. But the Saab also has a weight of 1.400 kg (3000 lbs) while the BMW weighs more than 1.700 kg (3750 lbs).

So the drag race is not so obvious as it could appear and maybe it will end with a big surprise..
Author marcolestu
Vote this article
Avvia
Share

Leave your comment!

Our Choices

tesla shows off robotic snake charger prototype

tesla shows off robotic snake charger prototype

Tesla has just shown a brief video of a prototype ...
silver ferrari laferrari hits the track!

silver ferrari laferrari hits the track!

Here's a great video of a rare Ferrari LaFerrari s...
volvo v70 cx vs. chevy truck: tug of war

volvo v70 cx vs. chevy truck: tug of war

It's not unusual that sometimes two cars play the ...
saab 9000 vs. volvo 855 drag race

saab 9000 vs. volvo 855 drag race

Maybe this is not the ultimate challenge between S...
tribute to nigel mansell - the lion of england!

tribute to nigel mansell - the lion of england!

A video tribute to a great F1 driver Nigel Ernest ...
bmw e30 1050 hp: fastest bmw of the world!

bmw e30 1050 hp: fastest bmw of the world!

Usually the BMW E30 has an inline 4-cylinder or an...

Newsletter

Follow us to stay up to date!