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M3 CSL - E46 (2003 - 2004) - A real racecar

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As precise and nimble as a racing car.
Wider front track and modified suspension geometry give the M3 CSL a standard of dynamic driving performance otherwise only a thoroughbred racing car is able to offer. These modifications include specially made springs and dampers as well as the car’s newly aligned steering for supreme, cutting-edge handling. The brakes have also been modified for even more stopping power and faster deceleration, allowing the M3 CLS to reach a standstill from 100 km/h in less than 34 metres. And for special
purposes on the race track, the car is also available with sports brake linings.
The tyres of the M3 CSL are also very special: The Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tyres developed specifically for this car measure 235/35 ZR 19 at the front and 265/30 ZR 19 at the rear and run on 8½ J x 19 (front) and 9½ J x 19 (rear) aluminium wheels also developed especially for this car. With their asymmetric tread, these special tyres offer truly outstanding grip on the road, again in the interest of dynamic performance.

Sporting and functional: the cockpit of the M3 CSL.
Inside, the M3 CSL again follows the concept of supreme function and minimum weight wherever it makes sense. Reflecting the purist standard of motorsport, the car does without electric seat heating or a navigation system, and both the radio and air conditioning are only available as an option. A special feature on the clear-cut dashboard is the CFP covers on top, the centre console, door and side linings also being made of the same material.
The glass-fibre-plastic bucket seats finished in a combination of Amaretta and fabric not only give the driver and front passenger optimum side support, but also tilt forwards conveniently to provide easy access to the two individually contoured seats at the rear. For reasons of weight, seat adjustment for length and height is manual.

A special feature in driving dynamics: the M Track Mode.
The rim of the M steering wheel featured as standard is finished in Alcantara providing a very good and secure grip. Right behind the steering wheel are the paddles for the SMG Drivelogic gearbox and the switch for the unique M Track Mode is on the right spoke of the steering wheel. This special function of Dynamic Stability Control ( DSC) conceived especially for motor¬sport allows the driver of the M3 CSL to achieve the highest conceivable standard of longitudinal and lateral acceleration on the race track, going to the very limits of physical performance thanks to the new optical signal emitted in the instrument panel whenever the system is activated. In this case DSC will intervene only when the car is driven to its absolute limit.
Developing the new M3 CSL, BMW has redefined the limits to dynamic motoring. And to provide a visible sign of this supreme standard, this uncompromising car comes in only two exterior colours, Silver Grey Metallic and Black Sapphire Metallic.


Last Updated on Monday, 12 April 2010 14:37  

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