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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  • carwow

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

    • Yuri Marryshow
      Yuri Marryshow

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

    • Sneeuwwolf

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



    • Bryan Black
      Bryan Black

      @Kalexambing "bmw is ugly".. Huh? The e46 is one of the best looking cars ever. If you think the e46 is ugly you need to get your taste buds fixed.

    • Kevin carter
      Kevin carter

      Yaris gr

  • Lukas Kauschinger
    Lukas Kauschinger

    Yaris vs. e36 3.2 M3 would be interesting

  • Sai

    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

  • Bantu Hani
    Bantu Hani

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

  • iamyourfuture808

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

  • Lukasz Jawor
    Lukasz Jawor

    Jakaś zdojoną tą m3 macie

  • fatwalletboy2

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

  • Ragger

    Hell na he didnt even set blueoff in that m3

  • iTry

    The GR taking no prisoners.

  • HIRO'S TV Japan
    HIRO'S TV Japan

    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.

  • Indah Agung
    Indah Agung

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

  • thefridgeman

    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.

  • Darko Rex - Pubg Mobile
    Darko Rex - Pubg Mobile

    Little Yaris ❤️

  • Darren Boston
    Darren Boston

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

  • Parzival14

    6:25 "Noooooooo, Monica" !

  • Nick G
    Nick G

    Oh man we need a better driver in the m3

  • George Apostolopoulos SSI Scuba Diving Instructor
    George Apostolopoulos SSI Scuba Diving Instructor

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

  • Ramaano Muravha
    Ramaano Muravha

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

  • TheMarkofZollo

    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 🤷‍♂️

  • Tony Cruise
    Tony Cruise

    too bad not sold in usa

  • The Savige
    The Savige

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

  • mercedesbenzformula1

    That m3 is slow

  • Katso Gaolaolwe
    Katso Gaolaolwe

    I'm in love with this Toyota

  • Michael Singh
    Michael Singh

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

  • Riccardo Sinto
    Riccardo Sinto

    Warum ein coupe und der ist bestimmt ausgelutscht

  • KingChooêt

    Yaris gay

  • Sneeuwwolf

    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.

  • Gripen85

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

  • Taylor Ellis
    Taylor Ellis

    Gr Yaris vs tuned Audi s1

    • Relentless Pursuit
      Relentless Pursuit

      Tuned GR vs Tuned S1

  • gebbadson

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

  • atharv deo
    atharv deo

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

  • Francesco

    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.

  • mantovor 3000
    mantovor 3000

    what about yani?


    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

  • Рустем Гайнетдинов
    Рустем Гайнетдинов

    Где русский перевод

  • calvin munorwei
    calvin munorwei

    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

  • Whayne Padden
    Whayne Padden

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

  • X7rocks

    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.

  • Aaron S
    Aaron S

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

  • Southney

    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.

  • Kevin carter
    Kevin carter

    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

  • Paul Stevens
    Paul Stevens

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

  • ilmelangolo

    I'll have the M3 anyway, all day anyday

  • Kiko

    Adri left the chat.😂😂

  • Steven Dobbie
    Steven Dobbie

    New Ceed GT vs another Warm hatch.

  • Kris Horst
    Kris Horst

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

  • Zayniddin Mutalov
    Zayniddin Mutalov

    Mat Watson review 6th generation Chevrolet Camaroz ZL1 please

  • 7s29

    I'd still prefer the M3.

  • MrElpajita

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

  • U_Forgot_Poland

    The Yaris really is an amazing little car

  • Marin

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

  • Bob Whyte
    Bob Whyte

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

  • Qarliff Pokka
    Qarliff Pokka

    Why not e46 m3 vs volvo S60R

  • Alter 210
    Alter 210

    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

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

    • Cotea Sebastian
      Cotea Sebastian

      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...

  • manderp

    This is so random

  • Renaldo Lamar
    Renaldo Lamar

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

  • NorthernN54's

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

  • Martin Jensen
    Martin Jensen

    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.

  • Alfa_Driver

    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.

  • Zombie Head
    Zombie Head

    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.

  • Davy NoTalent
    Davy NoTalent

    Review cameraman's jack m3


    GR Yaris kill M3 😁😉

  • Mark Lydon
    Mark Lydon

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

  • Mussa Mushe
    Mussa Mushe

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

  • Mac steven Kynjing
    Mac steven Kynjing

    Tf is semi hard😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Guy Harrison
    Guy Harrison

    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?

  • Muhammad Akbar
    Muhammad Akbar

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

  • MrQuack HD
    MrQuack HD

    BMW m3 for life

  • John Dall
    John Dall

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

    • John Dall
      John Dall

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

    • Jonathan Moga
      Jonathan Moga

      They are amazing to use.

  • Simon Bussey
    Simon Bussey

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

    • Simon Bussey
      Simon Bussey

      @Jonathan Moga fair enough lol

    • Jonathan Moga
      Jonathan Moga

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

  • Marco Savanah
    Marco Savanah

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

  • The Wedge
    The Wedge

    now race a 2001 Yaris vs a 2001 E46 M3!

    • Cotea Sebastian
      Cotea Sebastian

      @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

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

  • Ahren Scholz
    Ahren Scholz

    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

  • teemzzz1

    Gr ! 😎🤙

  • hquwx

    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!

  • Tathashi_Yuuたか


  • Torque Power
    Torque Power

    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

      @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

      @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

      @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

      @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

      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

  • Matt Evers
    Matt Evers


  • Pacman 83
    Pacman 83

    That GR 4 is amazing 😎

  • Smescharius


  • EvilTwinRob

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

  • Tsireledzo Protect
    Tsireledzo Protect

    Please M5cs drag race and review 🙏

  • Chris Murphy
    Chris Murphy

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

    • Relentless Pursuit
      Relentless Pursuit

      And what a bargain it is!

  • Thomas Tang
    Thomas Tang

    yaris 小鴨

  • Domenico Tedesco
    Domenico Tedesco

    Impossibile , Bmw M3 E46 0-100 5.2 Yaris 5.5

  • Victor Dogaru
    Victor Dogaru

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

  • Leon Athavan
    Leon Athavan

    That Yaris is awesome...

  • The Chosen One
    The Chosen One

    Crazy how the ultimate bmw of the early 2000s is just as fast as a new 2021 Toyota Yaris. Technology advances at it finest.

    • Jonathan Moga
      Jonathan Moga


  • Sunray

    The Rimac vs Ferrari was a game changer, who would think a Ferrari could be humiliated by a startup

  • Ozayr Mansoor
    Ozayr Mansoor

    I never thought I'd see a day where a Yaris would take an m3

  • juan alfaro
    juan alfaro

    Bmw looks better

  • ExeKuTioN Cro
    ExeKuTioN Cro

    Other dude cant even drive lmfao

  • bombz

    the UWU license plate makes the M3 priceless for sure heh

  • Crankshaft Rotator
    Crankshaft Rotator

    2 wheel drive VS all wheel drive isn't fair!

  • MC 3630
    MC 3630

    Whahahahha Yaris beat the BMW, what a good day it is today.

    • ali_ing 06
      ali_ing 06

      Lol Mercedes fanbois Mercedes from these day won't even take a corner would go straight and then crash

    • AvP boi
      AvP boi

      what a surprise... 20 years younger car won against 20 years older car

  • Haseeb Omer
    Haseeb Omer

    Do a 765lt vs sf90 stradale!!!

  • Vladimir Berta
    Vladimir Berta

    Yaris looks good genarally compering to today's stadards, but Bmw looks so much smoother and nicer than Yaris, it look like art comparing to Yaris. And Mind you, Yasris is not that faster at all, even though i expected it to be much faster than heavy beemer.

  • Spook84

    Jack cant shift

  • Sandeep Meegahapola
    Sandeep Meegahapola

    2002 🇩🇪 vs 2020 🇯🇵 🇩🇪 > 🇯🇵

  • Tumelo

    Matt, Please do B7 rs4 and the Yaris