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


    12 ימים לפני

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

    • Wymiatacz Plays

      Wymiatacz Plays

      שעה לפני

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

    • Georgios Grigoriadis

      Georgios Grigoriadis

      6 שעות לפני

      E46 M3

    • Yuri Marryshow

      Yuri Marryshow

      5 ימים לפני

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

    • Sneeuwwolf


      6 ימים לפני

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



      6 ימים לפני


  2. Julie Taylor

    Julie Taylor

    10 שעות לפני

    The $2 mods on the M3 are criminal

  3. Şahin Şahiner

    Şahin Şahiner

    12 שעות לפני

    Try again with turbo e46 m3

  4. Steven Lopez

    Steven Lopez

    18 שעות לפני

    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.

  5. m095730


    יום לפני

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

  6. Fel Kro

    Fel Kro

    יום לפני

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

  7. Fidelity Smart

    Fidelity Smart

    יום לפני

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

  8. ItsDaggerYT


    יום לפני

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

  9. Forza Festiva1

    Forza Festiva1

    יום לפני

    Wheels on the m3 are nastyyy

  10. Ian S

    Ian S

    יום לפני

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

    • MOGS Mog

      MOGS Mog

      שעה לפני

      So right 😂😂

  11. Badabing1


    2 ימים לפני

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

  12. decoder55killer


    2 ימים לפני

    “g0tT hiMm”

  13. Bni Bng Ltd

    Bni Bng Ltd

    2 ימים לפני

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

  14. Lukas Kauschinger

    Lukas Kauschinger

    3 ימים לפני

    Yaris vs. e36 3.2 M3 would be interesting

  15. Sai


    3 ימים לפני

    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

  16. Bantu Hani

    Bantu Hani

    3 ימים לפני

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

  17. iamyourfuture808


    3 ימים לפני

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

  18. Lukasz Jawor

    Lukasz Jawor

    3 ימים לפני

    Jakaś zdojoną tą m3 macie

  19. fatwalletboy2


    4 ימים לפני

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

  20. Ragger


    4 ימים לפני

    Hell na he didnt even set blueoff in that m3

  21. iTry


    4 ימים לפני

    The GR taking no prisoners.

  22. HIRO'S TV Japan

    HIRO'S TV Japan

    4 ימים לפני

    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.

  23. Indah Agung

    Indah Agung

    4 ימים לפני

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

  24. thefridgeman


    5 ימים לפני

    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.

  25. Darko Rex - Pubg Mobile

    Darko Rex - Pubg Mobile

    5 ימים לפני

    Little Yaris ❤️

  26. Darren Boston

    Darren Boston

    5 ימים לפני

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

  27. Parzival14


    5 ימים לפני

    6:25 "Noooooooo, Monica" !

  28. Nick G

    Nick G

    5 ימים לפני

    Oh man we need a better driver in the m3

  29. George Apostolopoulos SSI Scuba Diving Instructor

    George Apostolopoulos SSI Scuba Diving Instructor

    5 ימים לפני

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

  30. Ramaano Muravha

    Ramaano Muravha

    5 ימים לפני

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

  31. TheMarkofZollo


    5 ימים לפני

    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 🤷‍♂️

  32. Tony Cruise

    Tony Cruise

    5 ימים לפני

    too bad not sold in usa

  33. The Savige

    The Savige

    5 ימים לפני

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

  34. mercedesbenzformula1


    6 ימים לפני

    That m3 is slow

  35. Katso Gaolaolwe

    Katso Gaolaolwe

    6 ימים לפני

    I'm in love with this Toyota

  36. Michael Singh

    Michael Singh

    6 ימים לפני

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

  37. Riccardo Sinto

    Riccardo Sinto

    6 ימים לפני

    Warum ein coupe und der ist bestimmt ausgelutscht

  38. KingChooêt


    6 ימים לפני

    Yaris gay

  39. Sneeuwwolf


    6 ימים לפני

    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.

  40. Gripen85


    6 ימים לפני

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

  41. Taylor Ellis

    Taylor Ellis

    6 ימים לפני

    Gr Yaris vs tuned Audi s1

    • Relentless Pursuit

      Relentless Pursuit

      5 ימים לפני

      Tuned GR vs Tuned S1

  42. gebbadson


    6 ימים לפני

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

  43. atharv deo

    atharv deo

    6 ימים לפני

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

  44. Francesco


    6 ימים לפני

    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.

  45. mantovor 3000

    mantovor 3000

    6 ימים לפני

    what about yani?



    6 ימים לפני

    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

  47. Рустем Гайнетдинов

    Рустем Гайнетдинов

    6 ימים לפני

    Где русский перевод

  48. calvin munorwei

    calvin munorwei

    6 ימים לפני

    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

  49. Whayne Padden

    Whayne Padden

    6 ימים לפני

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

  50. X7rocks


    6 ימים לפני

    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.

  51. Aaron S

    Aaron S

    6 ימים לפני

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

  52. Southney


    6 ימים לפני

    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.

  53. Kevin carter

    Kevin carter

    6 ימים לפני

    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

  54. Paul Stevens

    Paul Stevens

    6 ימים לפני

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

  55. ilmelangolo


    6 ימים לפני

    I'll have the M3 anyway, all day anyday

  56. Kiko


    6 ימים לפני

    Adri left the chat.😂😂

  57. Steven Dobbie

    Steven Dobbie

    7 ימים לפני

    New Ceed GT vs another Warm hatch.

  58. Kris Horst

    Kris Horst

    7 ימים לפני

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

  59. Zayniddin Mutalov

    Zayniddin Mutalov

    7 ימים לפני

    Mat Watson review 6th generation Chevrolet Camaroz ZL1 please

  60. 7s29


    7 ימים לפני

    I'd still prefer the M3.

  61. MrElpajita


    7 ימים לפני

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

  62. U_Forgot_Poland


    7 ימים לפני

    The Yaris really is an amazing little car

  63. Marin


    7 ימים לפני

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

  64. Bob Whyte

    Bob Whyte

    7 ימים לפני

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

  65. Qarliff Pokka

    Qarliff Pokka

    7 ימים לפני

    Why not e46 m3 vs volvo S60R

  66. Alter 210

    Alter 210

    7 ימים לפני

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

    • Alter 210

      Alter 210

      4 ימים לפני

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

    • Cotea Sebastian

      Cotea Sebastian

      5 ימים לפני

      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...

  67. manderp


    7 ימים לפני

    This is so random

  68. Renaldo Lamar

    Renaldo Lamar

    7 ימים לפני

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

  69. NorthernN54's


    7 ימים לפני

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

  70. Martin Jensen

    Martin Jensen

    7 ימים לפני

    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.

  71. Alfa_Driver


    7 ימים לפני

    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.

  72. Zombie Head

    Zombie Head

    7 ימים לפני

    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.

  73. Davy NoTalent

    Davy NoTalent

    8 ימים לפני

    Review cameraman's jack m3



    8 ימים לפני

    GR Yaris kill M3 😁😉

  75. Mark Lydon

    Mark Lydon

    8 ימים לפני

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

  76. Mussa Mushe

    Mussa Mushe

    8 ימים לפני

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

  77. Mac steven Kynjing

    Mac steven Kynjing

    8 ימים לפני

    Tf is semi hard😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  78. Guy Harrison

    Guy Harrison

    8 ימים לפני

    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?

  79. Muhammad Akbar

    Muhammad Akbar

    8 ימים לפני

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

  80. MrQuack HD

    MrQuack HD

    8 ימים לפני

    BMW m3 for life

  81. John Dall

    John Dall

    8 ימים לפני

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

    • John Dall

      John Dall

      8 ימים לפני

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

    • Jonathan Moga

      Jonathan Moga

      8 ימים לפני

      They are amazing to use.

  82. Simon Bussey

    Simon Bussey

    8 ימים לפני

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

    • Simon Bussey

      Simon Bussey

      8 ימים לפני

      @Jonathan Moga fair enough lol

    • Jonathan Moga

      Jonathan Moga

      8 ימים לפני

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

  83. Marco Savanah

    Marco Savanah

    8 ימים לפני

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

  84. The Wedge

    The Wedge

    8 ימים לפני

    now race a 2001 Yaris vs a 2001 E46 M3!

    • Cotea Sebastian

      Cotea Sebastian

      5 ימים לפני

      @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

    • Champion1642


      7 ימים לפני

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

  85. Ahren Scholz

    Ahren Scholz

    8 ימים לפני

    Why are you lying about the Yaris and the bmw? Stock Yaris don't do anywhere near a 12.5 , and for a M3 to do a 13.2 with that bad of a launch it has more hp to

  86. teemzzz1


    8 ימים לפני

    Gr ! 😎🤙

  87. hquwx


    8 ימים לפני

    Gotta get the carbon ceramics on the M3!! Still I'd take it over the unattractive yaris anyway, it's faster in the circuit and on the top end!

  88. Tathashi_Yuuたか


    8 ימים לפני


  89. Torque Power

    Torque Power

    8 ימים לפני

    Cap thats what this is!!!Based on these times a STOCK GR Yaris is faster than a lexus RCF?!? This stock Yaris GR is faster than the tuned one used in your stock vs tuned GR Yaris comparison video. 20 years of e46 m3 testing shows that it can run a 13.1-13.3 quarter mile but there is no way a stock Yaris is dipping into the 12’s. I like the Yaris but it is definitely misleading to make ppl think that a stock GR Yaris will be running down factory e46 m3’s or even mk4 Supra’s for that matter and yes in case you were wondering I have a e46 m3 lol Unfortunately this makes me question your other videos authenticity. Auto car did the same thing when they said the GR Yaris was faster around their track in the wet than a Nissan GTR. At this point i’m convinced toyota is paying these companies to over hype this car.

    • Torque Power

      Torque Power

      8 ימים לפני

      @Terry G I would have not objected to either of those times but a stock GR Yaris in the 12’s is snake oil.

    • Terry G

      Terry G

      8 ימים לפני

      @Torque Power 13.9…bahaha. Even Top Gear got 13.25. Performance Drive got 13.1. Good driver, good surface, good weather and conditions it will go a bit faster, like the EKanoo Racing stock car.

    • Torque Power

      Torque Power

      8 ימים לפני

      @Terry G Most people would not pay 35-40k for a car that runs 13.9 even if it’s a homologation special. They would however if stock it went 12.78.

    • Terry G

      Terry G

      8 ימים לפני

      @Torque Power if that’s the case, they would want really bad stock times (i.e. low baseline) to show how good their improvements are. A lot of the 1/4 mile times in the UK for the GR Yaris have been done in the rain or damp conditions.

    • Torque Power

      Torque Power

      8 ימים לפני

      They are trying to attract people to the car so they can sell them modifications. Car and Driver reports 13.9. No car with 257 hp and 266 lb ft can run 12’s

  90. Matt Evers

    Matt Evers

    8 ימים לפני


  91. Pacman 83

    Pacman 83

    8 ימים לפני

    That GR 4 is amazing 😎

  92. Smescharius


    8 ימים לפני


  93. EvilTwinRob


    8 ימים לפני

    If you have been considering buying an e46 M3, you missed the dip. Prices are going up like crazy.

  94. Tsireledzo Protect

    Tsireledzo Protect

    9 ימים לפני

    Please M5cs drag race and review 🙏

  95. Chris Murphy

    Chris Murphy

    9 ימים לפני

    Yaris jumped the start both times plus he paid 33k for a Yaris

    • Relentless Pursuit

      Relentless Pursuit

      8 ימים לפני

      And what a bargain it is!

  96. Thomas Tang

    Thomas Tang

    9 ימים לפני

    yaris 小鴨

  97. Domenico Tedesco

    Domenico Tedesco

    9 ימים לפני

    Impossibile , Bmw M3 E46 0-100 5.2 Yaris 5.5

  98. Victor Dogaru

    Victor Dogaru

    9 ימים לפני

    I don't think anyone would rather have the gr yaris over the m3 e46

  99. Leon Athavan

    Leon Athavan

    9 ימים לפני

    That Yaris is awesome...