E46 M3 vs Subaru WRX
(READ FULL DESCRIPTION) Back in the day. My E46 M3 ...sounded so shitty before I did Exhaust, yes I do realize this..** At the time I had: AMK racing headers, a K&N cold air intake, a CSL carbon fiber Roof, and a CSL carbon fiber trunk. (minimal weight savings but still some) --------------------------------------------------------------------- Yes the S54 (e46 M3's engine) with no cats on stock Exhaust with all resonators removed (as in this video) sounds like total shit IMO. Its not as though I said "Yeah that sounds awesome!" and built it that way. It is probably the most difficult engine ever to remove the enormous amounts of rasp from. When I first put on the catless headers I actually thought something metallic was rattling in the engine --- this was simply pure Exhaust note. After this video I made an Exhaust setup that sounded truly amazing (2x AR25 resonators in section 2 and an El Diablo Exhaust). It cut down rasp and made it sound exotic. Remember some rasp is good, but everyone always wants a deep rumble down low, with only a flare of high end rasp.(listen to Italian motors to hear what I'm talking about). E46 M3 owners out there-- It can be done. Non-M owners -- Remember, it may sound like a rasp bucket, but this is partly due to very high compression in a race *spec-ish* engine (look up formula 1, or any racing engine videos with high revving motors with free-flow Exhausts and you will likely hear similar rasp)-- But yes, it is very fast. 355-365bhp (recorded for NO cat builds like this) out of 3.2 liters naturally aspirated. Around 110+hp / liter is very nice, (divide out some other hp/liter ratios of other non-turbo cars you like -- you may be surprised) but does make strange noises most are not used to hearing coming from in inline 6.
M-Power E46 M3
For E46 M3 Fanatics...M3 city cruise compilation
E46 BMW M3 - ///M Power - BMW E46 M3
It's finally Spring here in Minnesota! Pulled the BMW E46 M3 out of winter storage for a little weekend fun... 6spd manual, Active Autowerke Exhaust system, Shark Injector. You'll see a little burnout, drag, drift, & some cruising. A buddy and I are learning Final Cut Pro (FCPX) & needed some footage to work with. So, naturally, we turned the cameras towards my ///M3 for an evening. This was our first attempt at a video like this, just messing around with some editing techniques on a whim. :) Music: "Crave You" by Flight Facilities (Adventure Club Dubstep Remix)
BMW M3: All 4 Generations (E30, E36, E46, E92) at The Track! - Ignition Episode 66
On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago is back and driving all four generations of his favorite German sports car, the BMW M3! Through 28 years of evolution, from E30 to E36 to E46 to E90, has the M3 lost its edge? Ignition appears every Monday on the Motor Trend youtube channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsAegdhiYLEoaFGuJFVrqFQ?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend Google+ - https://plus.google.com/1018679678590... Website - http://www.motortrend.com