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BMW i4 M50 vs M3 Competition - which is faster?

It's electric vs petrol in our M division 50th birthday celebrations. Only one car gets to blow out the candles

50 years since the first M car was launched, BMW's performance division has turned its attention to an all-electric model. The BMW i4 M50 is an M-tweaked car, rather than a red-blooded M machine like the BMW M3 Competition, but it has 795Nm of torque, and can crack 62mph in 3.9 seconds.

Is this first M-tuned EV already quicker than the petrol equivalent? Only one way to find out...