Originally Posted by mstearnsy
They're not close. A stock Civic Si is close with an E46 330i maybe. That Civic runs 15.1 in the 1/4 at 95 MPH. That's from C&D. Even if you assume a tenth or two in either direction variance, it's nowhere close to a 540i that can run 14.0 as a stick or 14.3ish with a slushbox. In the late 90s I used to borrow my dad's 540i-6 and run with (stock) LT1 Camaros.
Poor launch, check out the MPH. It's not hard to find quoted times for a stock Si in the mid-14s, I've seen one do just that at TMP (14.4xx @ 95).