BMW M3 vs Mercedes-Benz CLK 55 AMG

Picture of Mercedes-Benz CLK 55 AMG
Picture of BMW M3 (E46)
Category CLK 55 AMGBMW M3 (E46)
Engine type V8, 24vR6
Max power 347 ps (342 bhp)343 ps (338 bhp)
Max torque 510 Nm (376 lb-ft)365 Nm (269 lb-ft)
Curb weight 1520 kg (3351 lbs)1573 kg (3468 lbs)
Power / tonne 228 ps (225 bhp)218 ps (215 bhp)

Lap Times 2

Track CLK 55 AMGBMW M3 (E46)
Nürburgring Nordschleife 8:29.008:22.00
Hockenheim Short 1:18.201:16.30

Performance

Category CLK 55 AMGBMW M3 (E46)
Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)250 kph (155 mph)
0 - 100 kph 5.4 s4.8 s
0 - 200 kph 19.8 s16.8 s
0 - 100 mph 11.6 s11.2 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.2 s @ 88.2 mph8.9 s @ 88.9 mph
1/4 mile 13.3 s13.1 s @ 107.5 mph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 14.4 s12.0 s
Est. max acceleration 0.56 g (6 m/s²)0.66 g (6 m/s²)

Summary

Category CLK 55 AMGBMW M3 (E46)
Track Performance 189200
Straight line speed 626800
Total 8151000

Verdict

M3 is the fastest by a small margin.

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