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      10-20-2007, 08:28 PM   #1
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E92 M3 / E46 M3 / CSL performance #'s from Auto Bild Sport Cars-November issue

They tested the last four M3 produced by BMW
Track lenght 3.667 MT.
Name: Oschersleben)

m3 e30-
m3 e36 -
m3 e46 -
m3 e92
Interesting the duell between the last two...

Final lap times:
e30 1:58,9sec.
e36 1:53,4
e46 1:52,3
e92 1:47,2 (5,1sec faster)

Max speed
e46 193,29km-h
e92 204,20km-h

Michelin Pilot Sport for all the cars but for the
e30 they used :Pirelli P 6000
So no sport Cup.

e46 1.555kg
e92 1.635kg
e36 1.460kg
e30 1.200kg

Other lap times : (they have more than 300 cars tested)

m3 csl (sport tires) 1.46,60 sec.(40th position)
m6 1.46,90 sec (43th posizione)
m3 e92 1.47,20 sec (48th) (no sport tires and only 0,6 sec slower)
m5 1.48,55 sec (60th)
m3 e46 1.52,30 sec (130th)
m3 e36 1.53,40 sec (154th)

So the gap between the new M3 and the e46 is 5,1 sec.
The gap between the e46 and the previous e36 is only 1,1 sec.
On this track....