BMW M3 CSL vs Porsche 911 GT3

Picture of BMW M3 CSL (E46)
Picture of Porsche 911 GT3 (996 facelift)
Category BMW M3 CSL (E46)Porsche 911 GT3
Engine layout 3.2 l R63.6 l B6
Max power (ps / bhp) 360 / 355380 / 375
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 370 / 273385 / 284
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1403 / 30931398 / 3082
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 257 / 253272 / 268

Acceleration

Speed & distance BMW M3 CSL (E46)Porsche 911 GT3
0 - 80 kph 3.6 s3.4 s
0 - 100 kph 4.8 s4.5 s
0 - 180 kph 14.2 s11.3 s
0 - 200 kph 16.7 s14.3 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 11.9 s10.0 s
0 - 60 mph 5.3 s4.0 s
0 - 100 mph 10.8 s9.1 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.1 s @ 93.8 mph8.8 s @ 96.3 mph
1/4 mile 13.0 s12.0 s

General performance

Category BMW M3 CSL (E46)Porsche 911 GT3
Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)306 kph (190 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.64 g (6 m/s²)0.67 g (7 m/s²)
Downforce @ 200 kph -11 kg (-24 lbs)-13 kg (-29 lbs)

Summary

Category BMW M3 CSL (E46)Porsche 911 GT3
Track Performance 783786
Straight line speed 9451300
Total 17282086

Verdict

911 GT3 is the fastest by a small margin.

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Corvolet3  3w ago

Man, that comparison is much closer than I thought.

Doubt the 0-200 time tho. Probably some Porschenanigans again.

 

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ChironSS  3w ago

The E46 M3 as standard was a great car. The CSL took it up a few notches.


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196ss  3w ago

Now try to imagine a modern BMW going toe-to-toe with the current GT3 on a track. Doesn't really work, does it?


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Corvolet3  3w ago @196ss

Not if it's a guaranteed press car again like in most modern Germany conducted tests ;)


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196ss  2w ago @Corvolet3

Nah...
Porsche is way faster in every test:

https://fastestlaps.com/comparisons/hdu01pmvhkm7


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Corvolet3  2w ago @196ss

Well, obviously. There's over 300kg between those two cars.


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Karthick01  9y ago

No Suprise.


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Greg  13y ago

That was supposed to be 7:49 for the 996 GT3 on the 'Ring'.


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Greg  13y ago

996 GT3 actually ran a 7:48 on the Nurburgring.
www.supercars.net/PitLane?viewThread=y&gID=0&fID=2&tID=91836