TESLA Model 3 vs BMW M3 Track Battle | Top Gear

  • Published on Apr 29, 2019
  • Four challenges - a drag race, 0-100-0, hot lap, drift off - a point for each, one overall winner. And it’s all because Elon posted a tweet last May claiming the Model 3 Performance would wipe the floor with the BMW M3 on track. Was he right? Subscribe to Top Gear for more videos: bit.ly/SubscribeToTopGear
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Comments • 6 218

  • cloetube
    cloetube Day ago

    Not only he can’t drive but why does he make those faces like he’s taking a dump!?

  • s1eepwa1ker
    s1eepwa1ker Day ago

    M3 drag D mode. LOL!

  • Dees
    Dees Day ago

    He is terribly bad driver...

  • Baron Roos
    Baron Roos Day ago

    Even the car media has gone fake ......how much did tesla pay you to make them look great.....Same as Jeremy with mercedes benz, they are turning top gear into WWE Wrestling and the new formula 1


    Thats nt true my bmw x3 achieves 100 in 10 secs!! Loserrrr

  • hrthrhs
    hrthrhs 2 days ago

    Elon was smart to not compare the Tesla to the Giulia.

    Wait...i managed to piss off the BMW fanboys AND the Tesla ones....oh boy

  • DMax M249
    DMax M249 2 days ago

    Shitty Top Gear Host! He’s ruining the top gear legacy!!!

  • Pat M
    Pat M 2 days ago

    BMW wins all day long and looks a hell of a lot better!!!

  • B T
    B T 3 days ago

    So, I can fill the fuel tank in my 3 series in around 5 minutes and then drive another 300+ miles...........how long does it take to charge this battery powered car again? END OF ARGUMENT

  • Lucas Lacotis
    Lucas Lacotis 3 days ago

    First, learn how to shift gears... OMG!

  • Aveus2012 Mun
    Aveus2012 Mun 3 days ago

    One reason more, for buy my Tesla 3performance, and also maintenance and gas even more super economic bmw. Elon is one Genius Tks for Tesla.

  • Youtube 2 Be
    Youtube 2 Be 4 days ago +2

    It is obviously a joke video... GET A PROPER DRIVER FOR THE BMW, you nerds...

    EPTESICUS07 4 days ago

    So the BMW is rubbish old tech then

  • Rasputin Arancini
    Rasputin Arancini 5 days ago

    Ah I love track no.3 in the BMW “Listen to that V12” I think its called!? Great song. Great album

  • darren irwin
    darren irwin 5 days ago

    Drift...the wankyest concept of petrol heads yet

    • darren irwin
      darren irwin 5 days ago

      Ok monster trucks , drag racing, etc etc

  • OBG70
    OBG70 6 days ago

    Drifting is for cars that you can ride the line between in control and out of control. The safety AI in the Tesla makes it very difficult to break it loose enough to drift. If I am sending my daughter to the store I'd much rather she be in the Tesla than the BMW.

  • Sir Bader
    Sir Bader 6 days ago

    The blind crest at thunderhill is beastly.

  • Manuel Aravena
    Manuel Aravena 6 days ago

    Is this really Top Gear ??? or some shammy private guy runing cars, this can´t possibly be TG, this guy can´t drive !!!!!! He´s boring as well . If this is the real TG, why is Chris Harris not doing this ???

  • slater1182
    slater1182 6 days ago

    Watch this when facts matter..... ru-clip.com/video/DZVUcWtnC4s/video.html

  • jogu123
    jogu123 6 days ago +1

    Great, straight forward review without fan boyism..... 👍👍👍

  • Jiri Husak
    Jiri Husak 6 days ago

    Better biy playstation! Is cheaper😉

  • Jiri Husak
    Jiri Husak 6 days ago

    😂😂😂guy who don't know driving can winner just in Tesla😂😂😂 video for losing time

  • m d
    m d 6 days ago


  • aribbonatatime
    aribbonatatime 7 days ago +6

    Conclusion: If you want to drift on a closed track get the BMW, for anything thing else get the Tesla :/

  • xr500t
    xr500t 7 days ago

    That Tsla is one uuuuugly car!

  • RJ Zimmerman
    RJ Zimmerman 7 days ago

    It was really aggravating seeing the guy never properly take turns. He was just dozing straight through the center of the lane on most of them. Outside inside outside! Just do it! It's simple and makes you take those curves in the shortest distance and turning radius possible. This is the type of guy that needs the driving line painted onto the track in the racing games lol.

  • Bill Louis
    Bill Louis 7 days ago

    Why is loosing traction a thing you would want in your if you’re not going to a track. That part of the testing was gratuitous and unnecessary. Anyway folks,
    Receive 1,000 free Supercharger Miles when you purchase a Model X S or Model 3 ts.la/william53559

  • Jeff Ewasiuk
    Jeff Ewasiuk 7 days ago +1

    The Tesla won in every aspect. So he needed to do a drifting test. LMAO!!! Bias video for sure.

  • Victor Beltran
    Victor Beltran 7 days ago

    Point you are trying to make Tesla look good

  • Mr. Worldwide
    Mr. Worldwide 7 days ago

    He cant drive

  • Mr. Worldwide
    Mr. Worldwide 7 days ago

    The worst top gear guy in history

  • Martin Balber
    Martin Balber 8 days ago

    Your not going to get laid in a Tesla.

    CHELSKI9 8 days ago

    Trash driving skills.

  • Confuzzled
    Confuzzled 8 days ago

    Anyone going to point out the windows wallpaper

  • Yazid Ghanem
    Yazid Ghanem 9 days ago +2

    Wow what a shit video

  • Cosimo
    Cosimo 9 days ago

    I'm sure someone someday will build a true electric sportcar, if they're still going to exist in a few years... but clearly that model 3 with an ecu flash isn't. Super high center of gravity, total lack of instrumentation and a lot of tech accessories that does nothing to make it more fun do drive. I mean there are A LOT of pumped suvs out there that are way faster than my supra today, but i don't think that makes them better sport cars frankly.

  • Aditya Ravi
    Aditya Ravi 9 days ago

    Top gear used to be my favourite show. And now this noob

  • Brad Brad
    Brad Brad 9 days ago

    It has to be hard to follow the trio, (worse than the American attempt). I don’t believe the track race, little to biased.

  • ON
    ON 9 days ago +1

    The BMW just got a point for polluting the environment with the drift test. Man I rather breath than get a BMW.

  • Javier Hernandez
    Javier Hernandez 9 days ago

    Top gear is such shit they should all put a rope on it and kick the stool. Drift score? How about you learn to drive, for car driving "professionals" you sure are shit.

  • DJI Ireland
    DJI Ireland 9 days ago

    But I’m happy for best Tesla review the first time review about Tesla. Whose really bad the top gear really make look Tesla bad because Carson’s it’s old Dino ho get paid to make Tesla look bad

  • DJI Ireland
    DJI Ireland 9 days ago

    Tesla the best world car

  • 10W-40
    10W-40 10 days ago

    If you're going to so a challenge at least get a driver that can get everything out of the cars participating in the challenge.. Get Chris in there instead, I mean come on top gear. You got Chris so you better try and use him when it counts.

  • C Angel
    C Angel 10 days ago

    Why do you want to please the BMW owners. Fact is the TESLA is far superior (better vehicles and faster) then the BMW.

  • sintex grup
    sintex grup 10 days ago

    I want a tesla without that ugly tablet..!
    it would be possible?

  • Dan Williams
    Dan Williams 10 days ago

    This review is so biased it makes me think the BBC is being paid by oil companies. The model 3 is obviously the better car hands down. Especially for a person who doesn't want to kill themselves drifting on public roads. Nonsense.

  • Alex Romanov
    Alex Romanov 10 days ago

    I don't understand almost anything he says. What is wrong with his mouth??

  • hemn mo
    hemn mo 11 days ago

    You are a waste man no clue about car at all mate go sell ace cream

  • Jacob Jimmy
    Jacob Jimmy 11 days ago +9

    Very very obvious that Top gear is paid / bribed by the petrol car co to talk up some kinda good. SHIT SHOW and extremely BIASED TO PETROL CARS. thank you Top Gear for helping our planet

  • Michael Schmitt
    Michael Schmitt 12 days ago +3

    Reviewer doesn't know how to drive on a track and keep a line, corrects half way through a corner, doesn't realize that car could go much faster. Friendly enough but really this should be done by a skilled professional driver so that there is value in the review process.

  • Itzik beja
    Itzik beja 12 days ago

    Driftability?! Seriously?!

  • Gother
    Gother 12 days ago

    Actually, the winner in the 0-100-0 test was...Top Gear itself lol. or just the 100-0 part I dunno it sounded better in my head

  • franklyn flores
    franklyn flores 12 days ago

    BMW maintenance is very expensive every year but it is fun to drive. Tesla maintenance in 1 year is tire rotation and wiper blades replacement.

  • Itsoji On IG
    Itsoji On IG 12 days ago +1

    M3 - drivers car
    Tesla- for people that Want to make others think they have money..
    Got it, bmw for the win.

    • Rick Foster
      Rick Foster 7 days ago

      Zilla 46 it’s called “irony.”

    • Zilla 46
      Zilla 46 10 days ago

      @Rick Foster was that supposed to be funny?

    • Rick Foster
      Rick Foster 12 days ago

      You do know what BMW stands for right? "Bought My Wife!", or "Big Money Works". Yep, never gets old. Peace.. ;D

  • Goran Trevnenski
    Goran Trevnenski 12 days ago

    If that is a test, I'm John Rambo. This guy just has two left hands and two left legs. Stupidest video I've seen in a while. Shame on top gear.

  • Bryson Hilborn
    Bryson Hilborn 12 days ago +2

    Wow the Tesla destroyed the M3 and it doesn't burn fossil fuel.

    • Zilla 46
      Zilla 46 10 days ago +1

      Would rather take the M3 over the Tesla any day

    • steve cole
      steve cole 10 days ago +1

      Only when you plug the fucker into the grid.

  • Tony Simi
    Tony Simi 13 days ago +18

    So you like the BMW because it looses control better? Im done with Top Gear (The Petral engine show!)

  • Evan Jones
    Evan Jones 13 days ago +6

    Something not right here.
    The Tesla either went to a higher speed, or they coasted it between acceleration and braking or during braking. We know the Tesla reaches 100 in a shorter distance and in a shorter time. Braking is very fairly lineal. neither of these cars would have any brake fade. If you create a spread sheet as I did. the only way I can get a longer distance in a shorter time is to coast before braking or take the Tesla to a higher speed ( or the BMW cheats and starts braking at a lower speed).

    • Scott Savage
      Scott Savage 10 days ago +1

      Your reasoning is faulty (& braking is NOT linear or lineal either btw). They did not give specifics but imagine if both cars reached 100 mph in the same distance. Tesla has very strong acceleration from the start to mid speeds but drops markedly as speed increases. The M3 is sluggish from start to mid speed in comparison and wastes considerable time in the beginning, but accelerates well at higher speeds and manages to reach 100 mph in the same distance but taking much longer to do so due to sluggish beginning. Tesla takes longer distance & possibly longer time to stop than M3, so tesla comes to rest at a further distance all together, but the time disadvantage in braking did not outweigh the time advantage it had in acceleration giving the tesla the overall time advantage, but not distance advantage.
      If i were to make an exaggeration to help conceptualize imagine accelerating from 0-100 mph and it took 10s and 800ft to do it. Now imagine accelerating 0-20 mph & it took 100s and 600ft, then from 600-800ft you accelerated from 20-100 mph taking another 3s, for a total of 103s to go from 0-100 mph in 700 ft. Two drastically different times to reach the same speed in the same distance mystery solved.

  • Ong EH - EH ICT
    Ong EH - EH ICT 13 days ago +1

    Let's try full charge vs. full tank, or endurance laps test.

  • db qu
    db qu 13 days ago

    Who is this clown ?

  • mlogaN writeS
    mlogaN writeS 13 days ago

    Top Gear needed to create a new challenge for the BMW to win at, this 'drifting ability', as the GREAT Model 3 was destroying BMW altogether. I rather go with a way safer, more silent, cleaner car than just a 'fun to drift' one; hence, over to you TESLA Model 3!

  • Felix F
    Felix F 13 days ago

    Pointless and dull. Couldn't finish watching.

  • RowdyVnson
    RowdyVnson 13 days ago

    Who are these guys?

  • Moe bakili
    Moe bakili 13 days ago +2

    Seriously🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️.... com'on Top gear was my best TV Show for years along till you released James clarkson and rest of the team. You just ruined the show BBC.... really doesn't make fun and can't feel it.. 🤚👎

  • savvs
    savvs 13 days ago +2

    The winner of a braking test is usually the one that stops in a shorter distance

    • savvs
      savvs 11 days ago

      Black turbine it was a 0-100 and back to 0 race and the bmw done it in a shorter distance therefore won.

    • Black turbine
      Black turbine 11 days ago

      Technically bmw had shorter distance because it was behind tesla
      But tesla still stopped in shorter time meaning shorter distance

  • Peter Longden
    Peter Longden 13 days ago

    Bring back The Real Top Gear - Original The Best !

  • x Peryskop
    x Peryskop 13 days ago

    What about the pollution/smog test?

  • James MacRobert
    James MacRobert 13 days ago

    shit driver

  • EU Bike Dude
    EU Bike Dude 13 days ago

    Why is there a fuel economy in the range box for the BMW at 0:51?

  • En Vie
    En Vie 13 days ago +62

    A Drift Score??? Are you kidding me? That is the most idiotic thing I've seen in a long time. You folks need to give your head a shake!

    • Biniam Gaming
      Biniam Gaming 7 days ago +3

      @juan cruz You’re an idiot

    • juan cruz
      juan cruz 10 days ago +1

      Remember this people get paid for this videos in benefit of this brand ( tesla ) , so they will make people think it can battle or win against an authentic performance car obviously the tesla its not a performance vehicle , neither circuit

  • Drakula Warsaw
    Drakula Warsaw 13 days ago

    Omg 😂😂😂

  • Joey’s Viagra
    Joey’s Viagra 13 days ago

    You can feel this bias towards the Tesla top gear used to be good this pussy would never try and hurt a car company’s feelings on the program like Jeremy would. And Jeremy, Richard, and James could actually drive a car.

  • tony sales
    tony sales 13 days ago

    this is why I stopped watching top gear. London now has a Toxicity tax. The air you breath there will actually kill you over time.
    They continue to support the polluting underpowered gas cars when the tesla is just way more advanced.

  • James Powell
    James Powell 14 days ago +1

    Boy, topgear has gone downhill massively!!

  • 乙PointBlank
    乙PointBlank 14 days ago

    Wait, what? Why was the m3 behind Tesla if both were at 100mph?

  • Skilbart
    Skilbart 14 days ago +3

    BMW has launch control mate. Why didn’t you used it? Also to set a lap time you need pro driver, you were missing apexes so much.

  • 이이
    이이 14 days ago

    130k bmw drivers😗

  • James Fisher
    James Fisher 14 days ago

    What a lousy comparison:
    1.) Since they used the Tesla “Performance” model, Comparison should have been made with the M3 competition pack.
    2.) Didn’t use Launch control on the M3 on any of the standing starts, this would have easily shaved a few tenths of the M3’s time.
    3.) Having owned an M3 for over 3 years I can tell you that even in “M” dynamic mode, as used in these tests, the traction control seriously inhibits the acceleration and overall handling of the car.
    4.) This guy was obviously not really pushing the M3. Put a better driver in the seat of both cars, and I’m certain the M3 would kill the Tesla

  • Tri Le
    Tri Le 14 days ago +15

    my grandmother can double clutch better than this noob. this show went from 10 to 0 real quick.

  • Georg Schulz
    Georg Schulz 14 days ago

    Paid ads should be always marked.

    If you would not have bend standard car tests - 0-100-0 as distance, standing start and unskilled driver not knowing how to use good breaks, then Tesla would only win the drag race.

  • carl rogers
    carl rogers 14 days ago

    Ive never heard a complaint about having an engine so loud you can't hear what each wheel is doing. Should stick to original beetles and minis then. can hear what everything is doing in them.

  • 임성찬
    임성찬 14 days ago

    I wonder how many people that want that type of the line vehicles want to drift, not to mention if they even know how to or have where to drift, in Seoul, S. Korea that BMW is mostly driven by women who's most important priority is the safety of their children.

  • Kevin Becquet
    Kevin Becquet 14 days ago

    Why is this show still on???? You are irrelevant and now that Clarkson is no longer on, just an awful show. Please die!!!

  • alie zhasa
    alie zhasa 14 days ago

    Is it just me? While Watching the video and seeing the presenters reactions and comments, I kind of get the vibe that he is working for BMW. There was no doubt that Tesla outperformed BMW in the three rounds and the presenter does point it out (reluctantly). But the last round looks like off script. I bet it was added in the end just to let BMW win something.😆
    Anyway, even though the comparison video shows Tesla did better, it wasn't a fair video. Top Gear doesn't like electric cars and it would your end, just like Kodak films and digital camera or blockbuster and Netflix.

  • Sanzill
    Sanzill 14 days ago

    Who in the blue hell is this guy? Can't drive and definitely can't present.

  • Andrew Peters
    Andrew Peters 14 days ago

    What the hell, no flying lap while admiting it gives the tesla an advantage. It would have been closer if you just did a head to head, and held more merit

  • thomas addis
    thomas addis 14 days ago

    Not a tree in those fields

  • Janine
    Janine 14 days ago +1

    I love Tesla!

  • Dan Bonacum
    Dan Bonacum 14 days ago


  • eyesuckle
    eyesuckle 14 days ago

    And to all you armchair experts: Just try narrating what you're doing while driving around a track. It's not as easy as it looks. This guy was eloquent under pressure. I thought he did a great job. I think your only legitimate complaint is that the 0-100-0 test is measured in distance. The rest of it is just sour grapes.

  • eyesuckle
    eyesuckle 14 days ago

    I know this was a performance comparison, but no one in the video or in these comments has mentioned the cars' relative appearances. To me, the Tesla is much nicer looking. So much more elegant. Of course, that's completely subjective.

  • Nasser Mohd
    Nasser Mohd 14 days ago

    U use mdm and only sport on engine why not sort+ and dcs off

  • rboruta
    rboruta 14 days ago

    Top gear just sucks now

  • KarlRossmann1900
    KarlRossmann1900 14 days ago +1

    Tesla kills BMW sales anywhere. Too bad some are too slow to recognize ICE cars are the past. Tesla is the future.

  • Goran Milanovic
    Goran Milanovic 14 days ago

    Teach that idiot to drive and be objective

  • Alexander Fritz
    Alexander Fritz 14 days ago

    Scheiss BMW Muell . Auspuff hoert sich an als ob ich mit n Durchmarsch auf m Pott sitze :D

  • Dries King
    Dries King 15 days ago

    never ever buying a Tesla, BMW all the way for me

  • Muttaburra Aridi
    Muttaburra Aridi 15 days ago

    As others have highlighted, any normal "Go to Whoa" competition is awarded a win based on the least distance distance covered to do it, not the least time, so that would make it 2-2... but ultimately these are different cars for different folks, comparing them is somewhat pointless. Yes, I now it is done because of Elon's tweet but if we did everything based on the content of Elon's tweets then... I'll stop here as that is a rabbit hole no-one wants to go down for legal reasons...

  • Vally Ivan
    Vally Ivan 15 days ago

    Who is this idiot?

  • kamakazi1122
    kamakazi1122 15 days ago +1

    The tyres on the bmw didn't make a squeek, it had so much more left in it. Also the 0-100-0 is measured in distance, not time