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Gamite 08-27-2008 11:00 AM

BMW cancels E92 M3 CSL
 
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There were around 1,400 examples of the BMW e46 M3 CSL built, and by all accounts they were exceptionally well received. However, according to Ludwig Willisch, the boss of the automaker's M division, the current e92 M3 won't get the same treatment. He or perhaps the accountants feel that "based on current numbers, there is most likely insufficient demand for the M3 CSL."

If a current scorching version of the e92 were to exist, it would have been bumped by anywhere from 36 to 56 horsepower, shed 200 pounds or more, worn some different tires and a set of bigger lungs. In light of the possible volume, though, which would be small, BMW or again, its accountants would rather focus on the X6 and X5 for now. Thanks for the tip, Mike!
Source:http://www.autoblog.com/2008/08/27/r...of-e92-m3-csl/

JazzM 08-27-2008 11:02 AM

That sucks!

T.

JunzieB 08-27-2008 11:07 AM

Boo!*thmbsdwn*

I say we go down there hold them hostage and force them to produce the CSL.

propr'one 08-27-2008 11:29 AM

^^in

King Luis 08-27-2008 11:33 AM

i think they rather do it further down the line of the e92 generation. kind of like what they did with the e46. have it come out a couple years after everything.
or maybe not go into the whole csl thing until a few generations down the road. kind of making a 20 year return to things.

Fel 08-27-2008 11:58 AM

Yeah, I agree with Luis... I don't understand why they would release a CSL M3 so close to the release of the normal M3. Give it a few years and they may change their tune with a facelifted M3 CSL.

Bullet Ride 08-27-2008 12:08 PM

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it appears that in your anger you killed the plans for the e92 M3 csl...

JunzieB 08-27-2008 12:15 PM

I still say we storm that place and hold hostages.:rolleyes:

Mystikal 08-27-2008 01:25 PM

They realized that no matter what the GT-R V-spec will still beat it on their home track.

*ducks*

rost12 08-27-2008 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Mystikal (Post 1192333)
They realized that no matter what the GT-R V-spec will still beat it on their home track.

*ducks*

Nah, there are always gonna be enough suckers like me out there that buy stuff for the badge. Sitting in a service department next to a lowly Sentra owner? Pff.

King Luis 08-27-2008 02:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Mystikal (Post 1192333)
They realized that no matter what the GT-R V-spec will still beat it on their home track.

*ducks*

http://m3forum.net/m3forum/images/smilies/chair.gif*mumble*

JazzM 08-27-2008 03:24 PM

Well, these cars arn't built overnight. It takes a few years to build it, test it, fine tune it, make sure everything is reliable, production ready, etc., etc...


T.

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Originally Posted by King Luis (Post 1192236)
i think they rather do it further down the line of the e92 generation. kind of like what they did with the e46. have it come out a couple years after everything.
or maybe not go into the whole csl thing until a few generations down the road. kind of making a 20 year return to things.


Mystikal 08-27-2008 04:00 PM

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Originally Posted by rost12 (Post 1192367)
Nah, there are always gonna be enough suckers like me out there that buy stuff for the badge. Sitting in a service department next to a lowly Sentra owner? Pff.

You're honestly on to something there. I always thought people who bought luxury nameplates for the dealer treatment were just snooty pricks, but that all came crashing down when I went to a Mazda dealer to pick up some bolts for Raisa's car. If I paid $40k+ for an RX-8 and had to go into such a place for service, I'd be pretty sad. I think I'm completely spoiled by BMW dealers.

saix 08-27-2008 04:50 PM

It's official, BMW is a pussy brand for the masses. E46 whispered it in my ear and now it's like a fog horn.

Funny how in my area I see more E46 M3's then I do civics and they are all driven by chicks and the occasional tool in a vert.

Sneaky 08-27-2008 05:29 PM

An e92 CSL would probably look horrible. How can you top this


http://www.dmcmotorsport.com/images/csl/m3csl%20095.jpg


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