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) 1409 / 31061398 / 3082
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 255 / 252272 / 268
Average price €85,000€108,000

Acceleration (mph)

Speed & distance BMW M3 CSL (E46)Porsche 911 GT3
0 - 30 mph 2.0 s1.7 s
0 - 60 mph 4.8 s4.0 s
0 - 100 mph 10.8 s9.1 s
0 - 150 mph 28.9 s23.7 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.1 s @ 93.2 mph8.8 s @ 96.3 mph
1/4 mile 13.0 s12.0 s

Acceleration (kph)

Speed & distance BMW M3 CSL (E46)Porsche 911 GT3
0 - 60 kph 2.3 s2.3 s
0 - 80 kph 3.5 s3.4 s
0 - 100 kph 4.8 s4.5 s
0 - 120 kph 6.9 s5.8 s
0 - 130 kph 7.7 s6.6 s
0 - 140 kph 8.8 s7.6 s
0 - 160 kph 11.1 s9.3 s
0 - 180 kph 14.2 s11.3 s
0 - 200 kph 16.7 s14.3 s

Rolling acceleration

Speed BMW M3 CSL (E46)Porsche 911 GT3
60 - 100 kph (4) 5.7 s5.1 s
60 - 100 kph (5) 7.2 s6.9 s
80 - 120 kph (4) 5.4 s5.1 s
80 - 120 kph (5) 7.0 s6.8 s
Est. 100 - 140 kph 4.0 s3.1 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 12.2 s10.0 s

General performance

Category BMW M3 CSL (E46)Porsche 911 GT3
Top speed 266 kph (165 mph)306 kph (190 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.64 g (6 m/s²)0.67 g (7 m/s²)
18m slalom 70.9 kph (44.1 mph)68.4 kph (42.5 mph)
Fuel economy 8.4 l/100 km (28 mpg US / 34 UK)9.0 l/100 km (26 mpg US / 31 UK)
Downforce @ 200 kph -11 kg (-24 lbs)-13 kg (-29 lbs)
100 kph - 0 32 m (106 ft)34 m (112 ft)

Summary

Category BMW M3 CSL (E46)Porsche 911 GT3
Track Performance 783786
Straight line speed 29183431
Total 37014217

Verdict

911 GT3 is the fastest by a small margin.

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Corvolet3  8m ago

Man, that comparison is much closer than I thought.

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

 

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TypeF173  8m ago

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


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196ss  8m 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  8m ago @196ss

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


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196ss  8m ago @Corvolet3

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

https://fastestlaps.com/comparisons/hdu01pmvhkm7


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Corvolet3  8m 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  14y ago

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


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Greg  14y ago

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