Originally Posted by gbb357
That's like comparing the M3 to the M6 and the M6 time is 8:07 and 8:09. The M6 and CLK 63 B.S. is really the better comparison, similar weight and power. Both are close to 4000lbs(M6 is 3909 and CLK63 B.S. is 3880) with 500hp . Regardless, that's still impressive for the M3 to match the B.S. and beat the M6.
It is not the best comparison. I made it based on this reasoning. C63 AMG and M3 are direct competitors. However the CLK 63 BS is still a 2 door, range topping performance Coupe, much like the M3. Due to price the B.S. and M3 will likely not be cross shopped much, but they will be a bit. I agree M6 is certainly a better comparison. So the point here was that the M3 can still keep up nicely in most performance categories despite way less power, torque and more importantly an inferior power to weight ratio.
@Epacy: No link. This was straight from the magazine off the rack.