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BMW M3 CSL (E46)

R6
360 ps (355 bhp)
370 Nm (273 lb-ft)
1385 kg (3053 lbs)
260 ps / tonne
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BMW M3 (E92)

V8, 32v
420 ps (414 bhp)
400 Nm (295 lb-ft)
1580 kg (3483 lbs)
266 ps / tonne

Performance

  M3 CSLM3
Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)280 kph (174 mph)
0 - 40 kph 1.4 s1.8 s
0 - 100 kph 4.8 s4.3 s
0 - 200 kph 16.7 s15.2 s
0 - 100 mph 10.8 s9.4 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.8 s @ 89.5 mph8.4 s @ 93.8 mph
1/4 mile 13.0 s12.4 s @ 114.3 mph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 11.9 s10.9 s
Est. max acceleration 0.63 g (6 m/s²)0.71 g (7 m/s²)

Summary

  M3 CSLM3
Track Performance 786784
Straight line speed 705847
Total 14911631

Verdict

M3 is the fastest by a small margin.

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Georg  10y ago

@Shane

the big different comes from the 15seconds the CSL was faster around the northloop... thats little bit more than "less than 1second"

the ranking is not based on tracks faster it is based on how much faster the car was... and good or bad northloop laptimes ave a huge effect on that ranking


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Shane  10y ago

Huh, only 7 points for track performance for the E92? The E92 was faster on 2 out of 5 tracks, and was less than 1 second behind on the other 3. Hardly justifies a dicrepancy of 75 points in track performance, especially considering there was only a 5 point difference in the straight line speed category when the E92 clearly won every category. Probably need to rethink the rating a bit.