BMW E46 M3 CSL
he factory modifications required to earn an M3 a CSL badge are legion. Alongside that engine and all the carbon fibre comes revised suspension, modified brakes, quicker steering and a paddle-operated gearbox capable of swapping one cog for another in 0.08sec or, to put it another way, three times faster than you. Inside, racing seats ensure your body can withstand 1.5G of lateral acceleration without depositing you on your passenger.
The CSL is one of the most hard-core supercars ever sold. Various buttons allow you to choose the speed of the gear change, sharpen the throttle response, disable the stability control or programme it for the race track. Like many things that are bad for you, the CSL is addictive — it possesses a focus that, of its ilk, only Porsche’s more expensive GT3 would recognise. Its non-negotiable demand for your undivided attention can make every departure an occasion, every journey an adventure, every arrival an event. It’s also rare, beautiful and FANTASTICALLY engineered.
The owner of this CSL is well known to us. We first met when taking over the care of his still much loved Alpina B10 about 15 years ago. He decided to add an M3 CSL to his collection. His standards are exceptionally high and many, many CSLs of varying mileages were inspected before one was found that met his criteria. The simply stunning cosmetic condition and the superbly documented history made this the car for him. The car is a credit to the previous owners and the history file backs this up. Since the purchase the car has been cosmetically detailed even further and is utterly stunning throughout.
Full service history
Silver Grey Paint
High Gloss shadow-line
BMW Alarm System
Top tint screen
First aid kit
Automatic Air conditioning
BMW Business Radio
Dynamic Stability Control
Auto-dip rear view mirror
Power 360 bhp/ 269kw@7900rpm
Torque 370nm / 273 ft lbs @ 4900rpm
Power to weight 0.26 bhp / kg
Top speed 155mph (restricted)
0-60 mph 4.8s
Due to a change in his personal circumstances, very sadly he must find this gorgeous M3 CSL a new home.
Following our Inspection of the car in our workshop the following work is being carried out to ensure the car is presented to the new owner turnkey and ready to fit in to the very best collection.
Rebuild front and rear brake calipers
Replace front strut top cosmetic caps
Replace viscous fan coupling
Replace all differential bearings
Replace poly belts
Replace rear shock top mounts
Road test car and MOT
This CSL comes with all the original tools, correct radio, CSL wallets, manuals, CSL supplement, fully stamped service book and a very healthy supporting document file.
Please enquire with Barney for full details