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      12-29-2021, 05:49 AM   #1
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Putting our E46 M3 CSL on the dyno

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We wanted to see how healthy our newly acquired E46 M3 CSL was so we put it on the dyno to find out.

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Still one of my favorite cars of all time. Congrats on the beautiful side piece, hold onto her.
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IIRC Horsepower Freaks was putting down 1,000 HP with a blown S54.
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What an awesome machine! Thanks for sharing!
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Beautiful car, and a classic!
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In Season 7 of Top Gear, Jeremy says he like the RS4 more 'cause it has 414 hp… or there abouts. To me, the E46 looks better, lighter and slightly better balanced. The RS4 has acceleration advantage and is well balanced for all wheel drive.
Both are fun cars but I think I would prefer the E46… and this example is fantastic!
Thanks for showing us!
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IIRC Horsepower Freaks was putting down 1,000 HP with a blown S54.
Watched the record with my own two eyes. He put down just shy of 1,200. Right before the embezzlement and shop shutting down lol.
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In Season 7 of Top Gear, Jeremy says he like the RS4 more 'cause it has 414 hp… or there abouts. To me, the E46 looks better, lighter and slightly better balanced. The RS4 has acceleration advantage and is well balanced for all wheel drive.
Both are fun cars but I think I would prefer the E46… and this example is fantastic!
Thanks for showing us!
I've owned both and driven my friend's CSL in Scotland. IMO, the E46 is much more of a driver's car and so much more fun! The sound of the B7 RS4 V8 is absolutely intoxicating and it was definitely more spacious, but the sound of the CSL airbox (much different than the M3 S54 ZCP in the US) and excitement of RWD with proper bucket seats is just an orgasmic combination.
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Still one of my favorite cars of all time. Congrats on the beautiful side piece, hold onto her.
She is a keeper!
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What an awesome machine! Thanks for sharing!
The hype is most definitely real.
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Imran, do you mind sharing how much this beauty cost?
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Imran, do you mind sharing how much this beauty cost?
70k GBP
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Definitely a keeper. Congrats.
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