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    • New quickest and fastest USA E46 M3 - Saadracing and ProEFI turbo E46 M3 runs 10.89@141

      Well, here it is, an E46 M3 in the 10's in the United States. To note, an E46 in Sweden did run 10.71 but that was not a strip with NHRA approved timing equipment. Regardless, this is the first true 10 second M3 in the USA with a 10.89@141. Tuning was handled by ProEFI and the hardware was built by Saad Racing. This breaks the record HPF held but we expect this record to be retaken by HPF shortly. Of note, this is a full interior street car.

      Specs:

      Full Interior Daily Driven M3
      Full ProEFI ECU Package on Flex Fuel
      Saad Racing built Engine
      Saad Racing Fuel System
      Saad Racing Ignition System, featuring ProEFI Lightning Coils
      Saad Racing intake manifold
      Saad Racing Turbo System, featuring Precision 67-66 turbocharger
      Tuned by Jason Siebels at ProEFI
      Driven by Saad N. Saad of Saad Racing




      This article was originally published in forum thread: World's Fastest and Quickest E46 M3 by Saad Racing and ProEFI started by SpeedLimit? View original post
      Comments 25 Comments
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        The specs say street tires but doesn't that look like drag radials to you guys?
        If you consider tracks a part of streets, then that's a street setup.
      1. klipseracer's Avatar
        klipseracer -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        The specs say street tires but doesn't that look like drag radials to you guys?
        FYI you should update it to 10.75 @140.
      1. radasaurus's Avatar
        radasaurus -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        The specs say street tires but doesn't that look like drag radials to you guys?
        Probably a DOT-approved drag radial hence "street tires."
      1. Forced Air's Avatar
        Forced Air -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Well, here it is, an E46 M3 in the 10's in the United States. To note, an E46 in Sweded did run 10.71 but that was not a strip with NHRA approved timing equipment. Regardless, this is the first true 10 second M3 in the USA with a 10.89@141. Tuning was handled by ProEFI and the hardware was built by Saab Racing. This breaks the record HPF held but we expect this record to be retaken by HPF shortly. Of note, this is a full interior street car.
        You must be tired Sticky....Click here to enlarge
      1. 0-60Motorsports's Avatar
        0-60Motorsports -
        Very Nice! Congrats Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by radasaurus Click here to enlarge
        Probably a DOT-approved drag radial hence "street tires."
        Well that's bull$#@! because even hoosier some some stuff that is DOT approved that clearly is not a street tire.

        If it's drag rubber we want to know it is drag rubber. Don't act like this is a regular street tire which is what they are doing. That looks like a damn drag radial to me.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by klipseracer Click here to enlarge
        FYI you should update it to 10.75 @140.
        When did that happen? Quicker not faster though.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Forced Air Click here to enlarge
        You must be tired Sticky....Click here to enlarge
        Yep, wow did I mess up. Fixing, sorry.
      1. Mikecoupe's Avatar
        Mikecoupe -
        http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...=907601&page=2

        If you read reply number 30 you see the track in Sweden is NHRA approved .
        This is Andreas(PPF Sweden) who build the M3 E46 turbo
      1. Dhohn615's Avatar
        Dhohn615 -
        The sweden car is not a M3, atleast if your talking about the red one. The red car looks to have started out as a standard 3 series and then someone dropped a S50 into and obviously a lot of other mods.

        It may be a faster 3 series but its not a M3, therefore Jasons record stands for fastest M3.
      1. nickr519's Avatar
        nickr519 -
        the yellow one, not the red one
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mikecoupe Click here to enlarge
        http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...=907601&page=2

        If you read reply number 30 you see the track in Sweden is NHRA approved .
        This is Andreas(PPF Sweden) who build the M3 E46 turbo
        Thanks but I need more than a random post to go on regarding NHRA approval. Was it approved at the time the car was run?

        Timing systems in Europe differ a bit from our own due to number of timing lights at the end of the 1/4.

        I'm not doubting that car is quick by any means.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        PPF certainly don't mess around. They have a 67 Mustang with a S38 TT in it, it runs 6 point something in 1/4 mile iirc.
      1. Mikecoupe's Avatar
        Mikecoupe -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Thanks but I need more than a random post to go on regarding NHRA approval. Was it approved at the time the car was run?

        Timing systems in Europe differ a bit from our own due to number of timing lights at the end of the 1/4.

        I'm not doubting that car is quick by any means.
        This is a brand new track called Tierpe Arena and off course it was NHRA approved. NHRA tracks have the same timing that is why it is a NHRA approved.
        I have seen a few pictures of this track,it looks very nice.

        The lights are maybe different on some tracks all over the world but if it is a NHRA track the timing itself is the same
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mikecoupe Click here to enlarge
        This is a brand new track called Tierpe Arena and off course it was NHRA approved. NHRA tracks have the same timing that is why it is a NHRA approved.
        I have seen a few pictures of this track,it looks very nice.

        The lights are maybe different on some tracks all over the world but if it is a NHRA track the timing itself is the same
        I see, so this new track is approved. But the original run with the supposedly quickest E46 from Sweden was on a track that was NOT NHRA approved, correct?
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I see, so this new track is approved. But the original run with the supposedly quickest E46 from Sweden was on a track that was NOT NHRA approved, correct?
        No, this is the same track.
      1. daytonaM3's Avatar
        daytonaM3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I see, so this new track is approved. But the original run with the supposedly quickest E46 from Sweden was on a track that was NOT NHRA approved, correct?
        I hope to go to this track in Sweden this summer.
        That gold M3 E46 made that 10sec time slip at the new track which is NHRA approved.
        This car is build en tuned by Andreas Arthurson(PPF) and he has build many high horsepower BMW engines.
      1. MisterEm's Avatar
        MisterEm -
        It's about time. What a shame that the last few years with all the HPF kits running around and nobody dialed in the traction to nail these sort of times.

        Although some of the 60-130 times from HPF cars are very sexy, it's a shame none of those on the road hit the 10's yet.

        Great work!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        No, this is the same track.
        Ok, but that doesn't mean it was NHRA approved at the time. We would need a date...

        There seems to be a misunderstanding here as people are mentioning a new NHRA approved track?
      1. Jason S.'s Avatar
        Jason S. -
        Guys, this is just a start of where this is headed. The car HAD E.T. Streets on it, and were ready to go to the track, however, I was worried about breaking the driveshaft, so I opted out and put the M/T E.T. Street 2's on the car (left the front runners on). If you don't think the M/T E.T. Street 2 is a street tire...your wrong...I drove to california on a set, with zero concerne, and zero issues. It's a street tire...PERIOD...it's not a hoosier...it's a STREET tire.

        The next time out, (provided the driveline holds) the e.t.'s will be in the 9's! Click here to enlarge I'm not worried about any HPF car! Click here to enlarge

        Saad (of Supra fame) is the one driving the car, the car however is my car. I do the tuning, so I choose not to drive because the feedback I get driving sometimes conflict with the data I get, and I also do the chassis setup...so it's easier for me to watch the car leave, than it is to drive! Click here to enlarge

        As for the guys in sweden, they can have the quickest e.t. for now....they were on Drag slicks, with drag wheels, and aftermarket seats...mine is on street tires with a FULL stock interior etc.... and in 6 passes we got the car to within .004 of them. So it's all good we got the mph, and there is ALOT still left in power for us! Click here to enlarge