Road Tests Real world tests of M3 (E46) vs 330Ci Clubsport

0-60mph

Top speed

Differences What are the advantages of each

Default view of BMW M3 (E46)

Reasons to consider the
BMW M3 (E46) Coupe

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Faster to 60mph 5.1 s vs 6.6 s Around 25% faster to 60mph
More powerful engine 343 HP @ 7,900 RPM vs 231 HP @ 5,900 RPM Around 50% stronger engine
Slightly more torque 269 ft-lb @ 4,900 RPM vs 221 ft-lb @ 3,500 RPM More than 20% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Front view of BMW 330Ci Clubsport

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BMW 330Ci Clubsport

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Slightly lighter curb weight 3,318 lb vs 3,461 lb Around 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

M3 (E46)  vs
330Ci Clubsport 
Brand BMW BMW
Year 2001-2007 2002

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 10.09 lb/hp 14.36 lb/hp
Maximum hp 343 HP @ 7,900 RPM 231 HP @ 5,900 RPM
Maximum torque 269 ft-lb @ 4,900 RPM 221 ft-lb @ 3,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,246 cc 2,979 cc
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 3.43 in / 3.58 in 3.53 in / 3.31 in

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,461 lb 3,318 lb
Width 70.1 in 69.2 in
Height 54 in 53.9 in
Length 176.9 in 176.7 in
Front track width 59.4 in 57.9 in
Wheelbase 107.5 in 107.3 in

road tests

M3 (E46)  vs
330Ci Clubsport 
Top speed 155 mph 155 mph
0-60mph 5.1 s 6.6 s

transmission

Drivetrain Rear wheel drive RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 5
Gear ratios
1: 4.23:1
2: 2.53:1
3: 1.67:1
4: 1.23:1
5: 1:1
6: 0.83:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
BMW M3 (E46) Coupe
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