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BMW M3 (E46) specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1565 kg (3450 lbs)
Power / weight 219 ps (216 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 233 Nm (172 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2000
Origin country Germany
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Performance

Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)
0 - 100 kph 4.8 s
0 - 200 kph 16.8 s
0 - 60 mph 4.5 s
0 - 100 mph 11.2 s
0 - 150 mph 32.7 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.7 s @ 87.6 mph
1/4 mile 13.1 s @ 107.5 mph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 12.0 s

More acceleration times

BMW M3 acceleration graph

Powertrain

Engine type R6
Displacement 3.2 l (195 ci)
Power 343 ps (338 bhp / 252 kw)
Torque 365 Nm (269 lb-ft)
Power / liter 107 ps (106 hp)
Transmission 6 speed manual
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive

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Wacek  9m  

the acceleration times seems to be the ones for M3 CSL (with 360PS) and not for the "standard" M3 with 343PS.
0-100 is 5.2 s


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123456  3y  

Does anybody know what wheels that are ?


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That Guy  4y  

For some reason I think most of you guys are claiming to own M3's so cut the bull because I was racing my M3 last night & its still standard & I kicked cars with chips & Turbo's 0-200 in that thing is like nothing,gather your information before preaching about what you don't know


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richard  4y  

i have a maserati coupe 4.2 (this car) and it beats the crap out of the m3 e46 (i've had 2)to 200km/h who enters these times anyway ?


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Jamez  4y  

*70kg. cant remember if its 70 or 75


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Jamez  4y  

1565kg includes a 75kg driver so relative to most car weights out there, this car weighs 1495kg. = 226bhp per ton



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monkeypop  5y  

@Craig

Faster than a C5 Z06.. ummm no.


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Craig Luckey  5y  

The e46 M3 is faster then a z06 c5. Simple do the math. its 3050lbs. Underrated 360hp with only a stock Inline 6 motor. The CSL M3 3.2 L S54 motor is still the most powerful i6 N/A production motor out. Just an M3 motor with cam/intake. High compression 11:5:1 an cast Iron strong. The specs are all from Wikipedia. Check it. BMW also makes the motor for the mclaren F1 former faster car in the world. Still the fastest N/A production car in world. s70/2 v12 with 627bhp all motor.


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Bmw!  6y  

my friend have a 530d with software 280hp and he race a m3 e46 and win!
is this normaly


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DeDe  6y  

Here's the AMS-datapanel for the 16,8 s time.

http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/7210/rescan10003.jpg


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Georg  6y  

0-100mph and 16.8s 0-200km/h is correct too...

this numbers was reached by auto motor und sport in a test in 01/2003 were they tested the the M3 with 18" wheels unfortunatily they have not the data of such old test online anymore :/


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TheFrank  6y  

Ha-ha! There is NO way in hell the E46 runs 0-124mph (0-200kph) in 16.8 secs when the new 09' Porsche Cayman S takes 17 seconds! The Cayman S (2009+) runs the ¼ mile in 12.7-12.9@110-111mph but is somehow SLOWER (17.0 vs. 16.8) to 124.xx mph (0-200kph) than the E46 M3?? LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry not going to happen.


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Basti  7y  

16,8 is absolutly correct. My M3 runs 100-200kmh in 11,... sec.


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Val  7y  

Tried to find the auto motor und sport article with no success. I came upon this article though, stating 5.2 s 0-100 km/h
http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/fahrberichte/artikel/fahrbericht-bmw-m3-coupe-2-688890.html


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Flimper  8y  

florin
1 year ago
i have a m3 e46 and i liKE 0-100 in 4.8 and 0-200 in 16.8 but i think those are CSL specs
i think corect is 5.2 and 18.2
most optimistic owners are saying 5.0
please respond
thank you

I think this is correct, was there any response?


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c3e  8y  

Best moddable car ever. Best sounding straight-piped exhaust, hands down apart from the VRA CGT. 1046rwhp with a simple $25k turbo kit and some new cams, intake and other stuff. It also looks superb when you lower it and put some 19's on. Definitely, IMO, best M3 ever.


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Anonymous  8y  

That may be true, but like i said, ALOT of people, Whithin those 3 countrys will not know the difference, u have torque/Nm u have lbs/kg u have Kw/Bhp/Ps, but no 0-60mph/0-100kmh? and alot of people come from those nations who are on this site, thats why you should put them, also most care that are newly added always have the 0-60mph times added instead of the 0-100kmh time added, do you not go everyday without getting the 0-100kmh time mixed with the 0-60mph time? so if you have both metric And omperial times listed with the other stats you should put them in the performance stats as well.


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Georg  8y  

the reason why we use metric system is simple..because there are only three nations in the world NOT using the metric system... one is the USA


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Anonymous  8y  

IMO, the reason they probably don't use both is that it might cause more problems than it solves. For example suppose 1 European magazine gets 5.6 sec for 0-100kph then an American magazine gets 5.6 sec 0-60mph. Everyone will be like "WTF? How can they both be the same" (Different cars, different conditions, numerous other reasons)


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Anonymous  8y  

But most people dont know that. thats why i say this site should have both metric and imperial datas. i mean they do on everything else, why not performance? well atleast 0-60mph times.


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Anonymous  8y  

^0-60mph isn't the same as 0-100kph.

100kph=62.14mph (approx.)


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george  8y  

WHAT ARE YOU PEOPLE ON ABOUT... MY M3 E46 GOES 0-60 IN 4.6s. Try loosing some weight :)


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bone  8y  

i got mine to Sub Way


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Ben Doon & Phil MeCavity  8y  

Got mine to sub 11


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BumRush  9y  

11.0 to 160kmh can be accurate, the fastest time i have seen has ben 11.3, but 11.0 is definetly possible.


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Anonymous  9y  

I think 11sec 0-160 is a bit optomisitic guys...??

probably closer to 12 secs..


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Habib  9y  

I have E55 W210 and i always beats this M3 after 165 km. The informtion here is either wrong for E55 or M3.


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Wads  9y  

The Laguna Seca time was set with an E46 that is stated as having race tyres and 350bhp..... its a good time but not stock so I've deleted it.


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supercharger  9y  

How did this get such a good time at laguna seca faster than a current generation e92 m3.

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