It's notable that the E46 CSL is the only BMW whose performance exceeds that indicated by the trendline, and by some margin....
Using lucid's formula with power 420hp and mass 1655kg, we get a predicted E92 M3 time of 8:05.
Also the weight/power ratio is 3.94 (almost exactly the same as for the E46 M3 CSL).
The previous M3 was about 7s "softer" than the trendline. How will the new one differ in this regard? And to what extent is the CSL's awesome performance due to differing tyres?
Last edited by 13eastie; 10-27-2007 at 11:18 AM.