Audi RS4 vs BMW M3 CSL

Picture of BMW M3 CSL (E46)
Picture of Audi RS4 (B7)
Category BMW M3 CSL (E46)Audi RS4 (B7)
Engine layout 3.2 l R64.2 l V8
Max power (ps / bhp) 360 / 355420 / 414
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 370 / 273430 / 317
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1385 / 30531720 / 3792
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 260 / 256244 / 241

Acceleration

Speed & distance BMW M3 CSL (E46)Audi RS4 (B7)
0 - 100 kph 4.8 s4.6 s
0 - 200 kph 16.7 s15.4 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 11.9 s10.8 s
Est. 0 - 60 mph 4.5 s4.3 s
0 - 100 mph 10.8 s10.0 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.1 s @ 93.8 mph8.9 s @ 95.7 mph
1/4 mile 13.0 s13.1 s @ 108.1 mph

General performance

Category BMW M3 CSL (E46)Audi RS4 (B7)
Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)250 kph (155 mph)
0 - 100 mph - 0 18.2 s15.8 s
Est. max acceleration 0.64 g (6 m/s²)0.67 g (7 m/s²)

Summary

Category BMW M3 CSL (E46)Audi RS4 (B7)
Track Performance 792743
Straight line speed 854997
Total 16461740

Verdict

RS4 is the fastest by a small margin.

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BumRush  11y ago

Gime the CSL over the RS$ and E92.


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CSL FAN and owner  11y ago

@steve_1979

Here you are:
http://www.fastestlaps.com/comparisons/4585874a284a1-vs-46f388b437911.html


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steve__1979  12y ago

Give me the RS4 over an M3 anyday


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Anonymous  12y ago

You also forget the CSL is a Track car that is stripped out with almost slick cut tyres, the RS4 is a sporty faily sedan, of course the CSl is going to win, these casr have NOTHING in common with each other, if you want to compare it with somthing, compare it with the 996 GT3, those stats are almost identical. What a stupid comparison.


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CSL FAN and owner  12y ago

all wheel drive and more hp does nothing, when real sports car (like BMW) is definitely lighter and has better balance as well. CSL can beat RS whenever he want.