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Old 10-15-2009, 03:40 PM   #1
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According to Autoexpress, it appears that Bmw is currently working on a CSL-badged M3 as the spies caught a new M3-based vehicle on the well-known Nurburgring circuit in Germany. As you can see, the new car features a lower front spoiler, wider tracks, a new set of wheels and high-performance tires and a huge rear spoiler. This could be the recipe for the new track-geared M3. Apparently, the new model could shed 100kg over the standard M3 as well as a new carbon-fiber bonnet and thinner glass. Regarding the engine, the 4.0-liter V8 engine, with the help of new valves, a carbon-fibre airbox and larger intakes will develop around 470 hp. As you may know already, Bmw had and still denies the CSL’s existence, but according to our sources, it is unlikely to let the upcoming Audi RS5 alone on the market
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Old 10-15-2009, 04:28 PM   #2
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Please let this be true.

And please let it be amazing.
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Old 10-15-2009, 04:31 PM   #3
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yes please let it be true, i sense a car being sold in my future!
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Old 10-15-2009, 04:54 PM   #4
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Old 10-15-2009, 05:50 PM   #5
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While it's pretty cool that they may be working on an E92 CSL, don't get your hopes up if you're in the US. They didn't sell the last CSL (with the carbon fiber roof) here, and they probably won't sell the new one here either. Homologation costs are just too great for such a limited production car.
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Old 10-15-2009, 06:02 PM   #6
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you do realize the current M3 and M6 hardtops have the carbon fiber roof right.
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Old 10-16-2009, 10:26 AM   #7
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you do realize the current M3 and M6 hardtops have the carbon fiber roof right.
Yes. My reference to the carbon fiber roof was to clarify that the "real" CSL was never sold in the US. There was a "Competition Package" that was sold here that had many of the components of the CSL, but not all, including not having the CF roof. Some people have a tendency to refer to that competition package as a CSL (at least on some of the Autotrader listings I've seen), which it was not.
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Old 10-16-2009, 10:39 AM   #8
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Meh..this is Autoexpress, seeing that no other news site has even mentioned it, I highly doubt we will ever see a M3 CSL.
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:03 AM   #9
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This will be cool if it comes out...and like the last CSL will probably never be sold in the US, so irrelevant.
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:34 AM   #10
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They're just testing the drivetrain for the new X3M j/k

Hope it happens and comes stateside.
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