BMW M3 CSL vs Lotus Exige 240R

Picture of Lotus Exige 240R
Picture of BMW M3 CSL (E46)
Category Lotus Exige 240RBMW M3 CSL (E46)
Engine layout 1.8 l R43.2 l R6
Max power (ps / bhp) 247 / 244360 / 355
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 263 / 194370 / 273
Curb weight (kg / lb) 941 / 20751409 / 3106
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 263 / 259255 / 252

Performance

Category Lotus Exige 240RBMW M3 CSL (E46)
0 - 100 kph 5.2 s4.8 s
0 - 100 mph 12.7 s10.8 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.2 s @ 87.6 mph9.1 s @ 93.2 mph
Top speed 249 kph (155 mph)266 kph (165 mph)

Summary

Category Lotus Exige 240RBMW M3 CSL (E46)
Track Performance 282297
Straight line speed 319400
Total 601697

Verdict

M3 CSL is the fastest by a small margin.

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