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Old 08-27-2008, 11:00 AM   #1
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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/
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:02 AM   #2
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:07 AM   #3
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Boo!

I say we go down there hold them hostage and force them to produce the CSL.
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:29 AM   #4
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:33 AM   #5
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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.
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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...


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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.
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:58 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 08-27-2008, 12:08 PM   #8
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it appears that in your anger you killed the plans for the e92 M3 csl...
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Old 08-27-2008, 12:15 PM   #9
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I still say we storm that place and hold hostages.
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Old 08-27-2008, 01:25 PM   #10
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They realized that no matter what the GT-R V-spec will still beat it on their home track.

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Old 08-27-2008, 02:24 PM   #11
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They realized that no matter what the GT-R V-spec will still beat it on their home track.

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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.
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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.
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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.
Same here.

When I take my Mazda 3 in for service, they make me want to get rid of it and get a 1 series. Either their service really inhales, or BMW's spoiled me.
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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.
Eugh, you don t know the half of it.... Mazda dealer FTL. Independent shops is where its at.
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