Video: EV West Electric BMW M3 Takes on ICE and Tesla Model S in 1/8-Mile Drag Race

DEC 17 2013 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 6

EV West recently wheeled out its electric BMW M3 at the SoCal Euro Gathering in San Diego.

EV West BMW M3 Electric Versus Tesla Model S

EV West BMW M3 Electric Versus Tesla Model S

We think it was the goal of EV West to obliterate the competition in the 1/8 mile drag race.  It must’ve been the goal, because that’s what the electric M3 did.

With 850 pound-feet of torque (at 600 RPMs) and 342 horsepower, no vehicle stood a chance against the electric M3 in the 1/8-mile dash.  Not even the Tesla Model S.

Beating the Model S wasn’t what EV West set out to do.  It just so happened that the Tesla showed up.  EV West was out there proving a point: EVs can whip ICE at the track.  And that’s what EV West did.  ICE after ICE fall victim to the EV West M3, then that Model S rolls up…

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6 Comments on "Video: EV West Electric BMW M3 Takes on ICE and Tesla Model S in 1/8-Mile Drag Race"

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David Murray

I wonder how long it will be before drag racing enthusiasts go electric just for winning races at the track?

Cavaron

Looks like EV West could improve the start with some system that prevents the wheels from spinning. They just have to figure out how much force the motor can get to the wheels before they spin in the first second of acceleration.

Duh

Talk about a test specifically designed for you to win, sheesh. Now take that ICE and the EV West car and do a 300 mile challenge. What? don’t need to ’cause you already know who will win? Duh.

qwerty

No mention if it was a 60KWh Model S or a P85…..

qwerty

sorry bro, for some reason my post came up as a reply to you. Not intended.

qwerty

So I wonder which car would pull away in a 1/4 mile……lol
1/8 mile seems like the best the BMW could do for a 600RPM power range. 😛