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NBTBRV8

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Saturday 28th July 2012 quote quote all
I’ve just finished cataloguing one by one all the RHD CSL production data (yes I know, hello ladies). It is a fairly arduous process but I don’t know of anyone else that has done it. I will start on the LHD production data next, but as there are more cars it will take me a few months. So in the interim here is a summary of the key findings.

There were 542 RHD CSLs made according to the BMW ASAP data, there is no listing for cars JC98136 > JC98139, so I am guessing that these cars don’t exist. Of the 542 cars there are 16 test vehicles which have their “Data restricted” with 6 made during the production run in July, the rest in 2002. These test cars are listed for the following markets:

Australia – 1
Japan – 1 (no RHD cars went to Japan though)
UK – 11
South Africa – 1
Oceania – 2 (New Zealand maybe and ?)

The first test car is shown as built on 19/9/2002 with the first production car coming off the line on 10/6/2003. The last RHD car made was a silver car on 17/12/2003 and was shipped out of Europe with a KM/H speedo and 315 MhZ alarm but it didn’t go to Australia. The second last RHD car made was 7 days prior and was a UK/Ireland delivered car.

Of the 542 RHD cars made:
139 were black, of these 26 were delimited and 49 were delivered on double spokes.
403 were silver, of these 65 were delimited and 137 were delivered on double spokes.

There were 3 stripped out road racers i.e no options selected at all, all 3 were silver UK cars. These cars were all supplied on double spoke wheels and didn’t have any of the “selectable options” of:
  • Deleted model lettering.
  • Green tinted upper strip windscreen.
  • Climate comfort windscreen.
  • Floor mats.
  • Smoker package.
  • Headlight washers.
  • PDC.
  • Rain sensor.
  • Xenon.
  • Air conditioning.
  • CD Player.
  • Mini disc player.
  • Radio.
There were 3 cars fitted with 2 stage brake lights in the last couple of weeks of production, 1 black and 2 silver. The black car went to Australia and the two silver cars had KPH speedos and all had 315 MhZ alarms, so maybe the other two went to NZ?
The last RHD black car made was a delimited car that went to Australia.

UK cars
430 UK/Ireland cars were made including the 11 “data restricted cars” some of which were made in 2002. Of these:
111 of these were black, 19 of these were delimited and 49 were on double spokes.
319 of these were silver, 38 were delimited and 131 were on double spokes.
1 UK delivered car had a KPH speedo, as did one “Data restricted car”.

49 cars were delivered without a radio.
25 cars were delivered without air conditioning.
10 had mini disc players.
13 were CSL debadged.
208 had a green strip windscreen.
87 had a climate comfort windscreen.
269 had floor mats.
76 had the smokers pack.
281 had the headlight washers. The production cars didn’t get them until car JC98097 on 28/7/2003.
247 had PDC.
203 had the rain sensor.
329 had Xenons.
405 had air conditioning.
328 had a CD player.
381 had a radio.

3 UK production cars didn’t have a battery master switch, seat belt buzzer or additional fuel in tank when built.

2 production cars had the “Omission of outer skin preservation”, a silver car and a black car.

1 production car didn’t get the “Coil on plug” option. This appears to have been relevant to UK cars as all other RHD markets didn’t have it, I guess it is related to fuel quality and emissions.


South African cars
60 RHD cars, including 1 “data restricted” test car.

21 black cars, 3 were delimited and none supplied on double spokes.
39 silver cars, 12 delimited and none supplied on double spokes.

2 CSL debadged.
32 with a green upper strip windscreen.
28 with a climate comfort screen.
All supplied with floor mats, smoker package, headlight washers, Xenon lights, CD, radio, seat belt buzzer.
42 with PDC.
34 with rain sensor.
54 with air conditioning.
4 cars had option S988A which I don’t know what it is.

Australian cars
28 cars including 1 “data restricted car” which BMW Australia didn’t sell and isn’t on their records as importing, so 27 imported and sold.

26 silver cars, 10 delimited, 12 supplied with double spokes.
2 black cars, 1 delimited, none supplied on double spokes.

All cars fully optioned as listed above and had climate comfort screens fitted.

The New Zealand delivered cars aren't specifically listed, so without I get an example of a NZ VIN I can’t identify them for sure, but there are some other “KPH, 315 MhZ cars” listed which I guess are those.

If anyone has any specific combination queries please ask. Now for the LHD data….sigh….

Mermaid

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Saturday 28th July 2012 quote quote all
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RS ZWEI

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Sunday 19th August 2012 quote quote all
We have at least 13 CSL's in NZ, plus a couple of UK imports.
I can help you out with an NZ VIN if you like?

NBTBRV8

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Sunday 19th August 2012 quote quote all
RS ZWEI said:
We have at least 13 CSL's in NZ, plus a couple of UK imports.
I can help you out with an NZ VIN if you like?
That would be good, I have identified 10 official NZ imports now. Please PM me your details and I'll see if it helps.

Thanks

flimper

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Sunday 19th August 2012 quote quote all
Loving that attention to detail
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RS ZWEI

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NBTBRV8 said:
That would be good, I have identified 10 official NZ imports now. Please PM me your details and I'll see if it helps.

Thanks
PM sent.

NBTBRV8

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Saturday 13th October 2012 quote quote all
Here is the updated and final (?) version of my first post on the RHD production run of the CSL. I am currently analysing all of the LHD production data to make a similar post.




I’ve just finished cataloguing one by one all the RHD CSL production data (yes I know, hello ladies). It is a fairly arduous process but I don’t know of anyone else that has done it. I will start on the LHD production data next, but as there are more cars it will take me a few months. So in the interim here is a summary of the key findings.

There were 542 RHD CSLs made according to the BMW ASAP data, there is no listing for cars JC98136 > JC98139, these cars don’t exist as they appear to be the change point from MY03 cars to MY04 cars, there is a production gap in the data for this period too for the LHD vehicles. Of the 542 cars there are 16 test vehicles which have their “Data restricted” with 6 made during the production run in July, the rest in 2002. These test cars are listed for the following markets:

Australia – 1
Japan – 1 (no RHD cars went to Japan though)
UK – 11
South Africa – 1 (Found its way to NZ and was sold through the BMW network)
Oceania – 2 (New Zealand maybe and ?)

The first test car is shown as built on 19/9/2002 with the first production car coming off the line on 10/6/2003. The last RHD car made was a silver car on 17/12/2003 and was shipped out of Europe with a KM/H speedo and 315 MhZ alarm but it didn’t go to Australia. The second last RHD car made was 7 days prior and was a UK/Ireland delivered car.

Of the 542 RHD cars made:
139 were black, of these 26 were delimited and 49 were delivered on double spokes.
403 were silver, of these 65 were delimited and 137 were delivered on double spokes.

There were 3 stripped out road racers i.e no options selected at all, all 3 were silver UK cars. These cars were all supplied on double spoke wheels and didn’t have any of the “selectable options” of:
  • Deleted model lettering.
  • Green tinted upper strip windscreen.
  • Climate comfort windscreen.
  • Floor mats.
  • Smoker package.
  • Headlight washers.
  • PDC.
  • Rain sensor.
  • Xenon.
  • Air conditioning.
  • CD Player.
  • Mini disc player.
  • Radio.
There were 3 cars fitted with 2 stage brake lights in the last couple of weeks of production, 1 black and 2 silver. The black car went to Australia and the two silver cars had KPH speedos and all had 315 MhZ alarms and went to an unknown market.
The last RHD black car made was a delimited car that went to Australia.

The production spilt by month is as shown below. However it must be noted that some cars didn't come off the line in VIN sequence, it appears as though these had "rework faults" to rectify or were waiting parts.

Build Quantity First VIN Last VIN
Sep-02 1 - JC98001 JC98001
Oct-02 2 - JC98002 JC98000
Nov-02 0
Dec-02 3 - JC98003 JC98005
Jan-03 4 - JC98006 JC98009
Feb-03 0
Mar-03 0
Apr-03 0
May-03 0
Jun-03 3 - JC98010 JC98012
Jul-03 105 - JC98013 JC98117
Aug-03 18 - JC98118 JC98135
Sep-03 121 - JC98140 JC98260
Oct-03 130 - JC98261 JC98391
Nov-03 108 - JC98389 JC98498
Dec-03 47 - JC98499 JC98545

[SIZE="3"][U]UK cars[/U][/SIZE]
430 UK/Ireland cars were made including the 11 “data restricted cars” some of which were made in 2002. Of these:
111 of these were black, 19 of these were delimited and 49 were on double spokes.
319 of these were silver, 38 were delimited and 131 were on double spokes.
1 UK delivered car had a KPH speedo, as did one “Data restricted car”.

49 cars were delivered without a radio.
25 cars were delivered without air conditioning.
10 had mini disc players.
13 were CSL debadged.
208 had a green strip windscreen.
87 had a climate comfort windscreen.
269 had floor mats.
76 had the smokers pack.
281 had the headlight washers. The production cars didn’t get them until car JC98097 on 28/7/2003.
247 had PDC.
203 had the rain sensor.
329 had Xenons.
405 had air conditioning.
328 had a CD player.
381 had a radio.

3 UK production cars didn’t have a battery master switch, seat belt buzzer or additional fuel in tank when built.

2 production cars had the “Omission of outer skin preservation”, a silver car and a black car.

1 production car didn’t get the “Coil on plug” option. This appears to have been relevant to UK cars as all other RHD markets didn’t have it, I guess it is related to fuel quality and emissions.


[SIZE="3"][U]South African cars[/U][/SIZE]
60 RHD cars, including 1 “data restricted” test car.

21 black cars, 3 were delimited and none supplied on double spokes.
39 silver cars, 12 delimited and none supplied on double spokes.

2 CSL debadged.
32 with a green upper strip windscreen.
28 with a climate comfort screen.
All supplied with floor mats, smoker package, headlight washers, Xenon lights, CD, radio, seat belt buzzer.
42 with PDC.
34 with rain sensor.
54 with air conditioning.
4 cars had option S988A which I don’t know what it is.

[U][SIZE="3"]Australian cars[/SIZE][/U]
28 cars including 1 “data restricted car” which BMW Australia didn’t sell and isn’t on their records as importing, so 27 imported and sold.

26 silver cars, 10 delimited, 12 supplied with double spokes.
2 black cars, 1 delimited, none supplied on double spokes.

All cars fully optioned as listed above and had climate comfort screens fitted.

[U][SIZE="3"]New Zealand cars[/SIZE][/U]

10 cars plus one South African Preproduction car that was sold through the BMW network which is actually included in the SA data above, thus I will exclude.
8 silver cars, 5 delimited, none supplied with double spokes.
2 black cars, none delimited, none supplied with double spokes.

Options:

10 with an alarm.
10 with Smokers package.
10 with air conditioning.
1 with a CD player.
9 with a radio.
10 shipped with the battery master switch.


That leaves 12 unknown market RHD vehicles. Of these 12, 5 where "Oceania cars" including 1 preproduction vehicle. The Oceania cars were:

4 Silver cars, none delimited.
3 had the MY04 coil on plug options which I guess all went to the same market.
3 had an alarm system.
3 had a green tint windscreen.
1 had floor mats.
1 had the smokers package.
3 had headlight cleaning system.
4 had PDC.
3 had rain sensor.
4 had xenons.
4 had air conditioning.
4 had a CD player.
4 had a radio.
4 were shipped with a battery master switch.
4 had English literature packs.

That leaves 7 unknown region vehicles. These comprised of:
All 7 were silver, none were delimited.
All had an alarm.
All had floor mats.
All had smokers package.
All had xenon.
All were shipped with a battery master switch.
All had English literature packs.
6 had headlight cleaning system.
6 had PDC.
6 had rain sensor.
6 had air conditioning.
6 had a CD player.
6 had a radio.
2 had a 2 stage brake light.


And that is pretty much it for the RHD production run of the CSL. I hope that has answered some questions.

If anyone has any specific combination queries please ask.

NBTBRV8

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1,160 posts

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Sunday 14th October 2012 quote quote all
And another cut/correction of the RHD data

I’ve just finished cataloguing one by one all the RHD CSL production data (yes I know, hello ladies). It is a fairly arduous process but I don’t know of anyone else that has done it. I will start on the LHD production data next, but as there are more cars it will take me a few months. So in the interim here is a summary of the key findings.

There were 542 RHD CSLs made according to the BMW ASAP data, there is no listing for cars JC98136 > JC98139, these cars don’t exist as they appear to be the change point from MY03 cars to MY04 cars, there is a production gap in the data for this period too for the LHD vehicles. Of the 542 cars there are 16 test vehicles which have their “Data restricted” with 6 made during the production run in July, the rest in 2002. These test cars are listed for the following markets:

Australia – 1
Japan – 1 (no RHD cars went to Japan though)
UK – 11
South Africa – 1 (Found its way to NZ and was sold through the BMW network)
Oceania – 2 (New Zealand maybe and ?)

The first test car is shown as built on 19/9/2002 with the first production car coming off the line on 10/6/2003. The last RHD car made was a silver car on 17/12/2003 and was shipped out of Europe with a KM/H speedo and 315 MhZ alarm but it didn’t go to Australia. The second last RHD car made was 7 days prior and was a UK/Ireland delivered car.

Of the 542 RHD cars made:
139 (26%) were black, of these 26 were delimited and 49 were delivered on double spokes.
403 (74%) were silver, of these 65 were delimited and 137 were delivered on double spokes.
Thus 16% were delimited and 34% supplied on double spokes.

There were 3 stripped out road racers i.e no options selected at all, all 3 were silver UK cars. These cars were all supplied on double spoke wheels and didn’t have any of the “selectable options” of:
  • Deleted model lettering.
  • Green tinted upper strip windscreen.
  • Climate comfort windscreen.
  • Floor mats.
  • Smoker package.
  • Headlight washers.
  • PDC.
  • Rain sensor.
  • Xenon.
  • Air conditioning.
  • CD Player.
  • Mini disc player.
  • Radio.
There were 3 cars fitted with 2 stage brake lights in the last couple of weeks of production, 1 black and 2 silver. The black car went to Australia and the two silver cars had KPH speedos and all had 315 MhZ alarms and went to an unknown market.
The last RHD black car made was a delimited car that went to Australia.

The production spilt by month is as shown below. However it must be noted that some cars didn't come off the line in VIN sequence, it appears as though these had "rework faults" to rectify or were waiting parts.

Build Quantity First VIN Last VIN
Sep-02 1 - JC98001 JC98001
Oct-02 2 - JC98002 JC98000
Nov-02 0
Dec-02 3 - JC98003 JC98005
Jan-03 4 - JC98006 JC98009
Feb-03 0
Mar-03 0
Apr-03 0
May-03 0
Jun-03 3 - JC98010 JC98012
Jul-03 105 - JC98013 JC98117
Aug-03 18 - JC98118 JC98135
Sep-03 121 - JC98140 JC98260
Oct-03 130 - JC98261 JC98391
Nov-03 108 - JC98389 JC98498
Dec-03 47 - JC98499 JC98545

UK cars
430 UK/Ireland cars were made including the 11 “data restricted cars” some of which were made in 2002. Of these:
111 of these were black, 19 of these were delimited and 49 were on double spokes.
319 of these were silver, 38 were delimited and 131 were on double spokes.
1 UK delivered car had a KPH speedo, as did one “Data restricted car”.

49 cars were delivered without a radio.
25 cars were delivered without air conditioning.
10 had mini disc players.
13 were CSL debadged.
208 had a green strip windscreen.
87 had a climate comfort windscreen.
269 had floor mats.
76 had the smokers pack.
281 had the headlight washers. The production cars didn’t get them until car JC98097 on 28/7/2003.
247 had PDC.
203 had the rain sensor.
329 had Xenons.
405 had air conditioning.
328 had a CD player.
381 had a radio.

3 UK production cars didn’t have a battery master switch, seat belt buzzer or additional fuel in tank when built.

2 production cars had the “Omission of outer skin preservation”, a silver car and a black car.

1 production car didn’t get the “Coil on plug” option. This appears to have been relevant to UK cars as all other RHD markets didn’t have it, I guess it is related to fuel quality and emissions.

[u]UK/Ireland Vehicle Production Month by Month[/u]

Build Quantity First Vin Last VIN
Sep-02 1 - JC98001 JC98001
Oct-02 1 - JC98002 JC98002
Nov-02 0 -
Dec-02 2 - JC98004 JC98005
Jan-03 1 - JC98007 JC98007
Feb-03 0 -
Mar-03 0 -
Apr-03 0 -
May-03 0 -
Jun-03 2 - JC98011 JC98012
Jul-03 97 - JC98021 JC98117
Aug-03 18 - JC98118 JC98135
Sep-03 121 - JC98140 JC98260
Oct-03 130 - JC98261 JC98391
Nov-03 108 - JC98389 JC98498
Dec-03 44 - JC98499 JC98544



South African cars
60 RHD cars, including 1 “data restricted” test car.

21 (35%) black cars, 3 were delimited and none supplied on double spokes.
39 (65%) silver cars, 12 delimited and none supplied on double spokes.
Thus 25% were delimited all supplied on Y Spoke wheels.

2 CSL debadged.
32 with a green upper strip windscreen.
28 with a climate comfort screen.
All supplied with floor mats, smoker package, headlight washers, Xenon lights, CD, radio, seat belt buzzer.
42 with PDC.
34 with rain sensor.
54 with air conditioning.
4 cars had option S988A which I don’t know what it is.

[u]South African built month by month[/u]

Build Quantity First Vin Last VIN
Sep-02 1 - JC98006 JC98006
Oct-02 0 -
Nov-02 0 -
Dec-02 0 -
Jan-03 0 -
Feb-03 0 -
Mar-03 0 -
Apr-03 0 -
May-03 0 -
Jun-03 1 - JC98010 JC98010
Jul-03 19 - JC98013 JC98105
Aug-03 0 -
Sep-03 35 - JC98146 JC98249
Oct-03 4 - JC98318 JC98353
Nov-03 0 -
Dec-03 0 -


Australian cars
28 cars including 1 “data restricted car” which BMW Australia didn’t sell and isn’t on their records as importing, so 27 imported and sold.

26 (93%) silver cars, 10 delimited, 12 supplied with double spokes.
2 (7%) black cars, 1 delimited, none supplied on double spokes.
Thus 39% were delimited and 43% were supplied on double spoke wheels.

All cars fully optioned as listed above and had climate comfort screens fitted.

[u]Australian Build cars Month by Month[/u]

Build Quantity First Vin Last VIN
Sep-02 0 -
Oct-02 0 -
Nov-02 0 -
Dec-02 1 - JC98003 JC98003
Jan-03 0 -
Feb-03 0 -
Mar-03 0 -
Apr-03 0 -
May-03 0 -
Jun-03 0 -
Jul-03 13 - JC98027 JC98116
Aug-03 0 -
Sep-03 8 - JC98202 JC98255
Oct-03 4 - JC98310 JC98384
Nov-03 1 - JC98488 JC98488
Dec-03 1 - JC98542 JC98542


New Zealand cars

10 cars plus one South African Preproduction car that was sold through the BMW network which is actually included in the SA data above, thus I will exclude.
8 silver cars, 5 delimited, none supplied with double spokes.
2 black cars, none delimited, none supplied with double spokes.

Options:

10 with an alarm.
10 with Smokers package.
10 with air conditioning.
1 with a CD player.
9 with a radio.
10 shipped with the battery master switch.

[u]New Zealand vehicles (by data deduction)build month by month[/u]

Build Quantity First Vin Last VIN
Sep-02 0
Oct-02 0
Nov-02 0
Dec-02 0
Jan-03 0
Feb-03 0
Mar-03 0
Apr-03 0
May-03 0
Jun-03 0
Jul-03 0
Aug-03 0
Sep-03 10 - JC98219 JC98241
Oct-03 0
Nov-03 0
Dec-03 0


That leaves 13 unknown market RHD vehicles and 2 preproduction vehicles. For the production vehicles, 3 were "Oceania cars". The Oceania cars where:

All Silver cars, none delimited.
All had the MY04 coil on plug options which I guess all went to the same market.
All had a green tint windscreen.
2 had an alarm system.
None had floor mats.
None had the smokers package.
2 had headlight cleaning system.
All had PDC.
2 had rain sensor.
All had xenons.
All had air conditioning.
All had a CD player.
All had a radio.
All were shipped with a battery master switch.
All had English literature packs.

That leaves 8 unknown region vehicles. These comprised of:
All 8 were silver, none were delimited.
All had an alarm.
All had floor mats.
All had smokers package.
All had xenon.
All were shipped with a battery master switch.
All had English literature packs.
7 had headlight cleaning system.
7 had PDC.
7 had rain sensor.
7 had air conditioning.
7 had a CD player.
7 had a radio.
7 had a 2 stage brake light.

Unknown RHD market Vehicles(Suspect Hong Kong)

Build Quantity First Vin Last VIN
Sep-02 0 -
Oct-02 0 -
Nov-02 0 -
Dec-02 0 -
Jan-03 0 -
Feb-03 0 -
Mar-03 0 -
Apr-03 0 -
May-03 0 -
Jun-03 0 -
Jul-03 0 -
Aug-03 0 -
Sep-03 4 - JC98201 JC98239
Oct-03 1 - JC98292 JC98292
Nov-03 1 - JC98471 JC98471
Dec-03 2 - JC98538 JC98545



And that is pretty much it for the RHD production run of the CSL. I hope that has answered some questions.

If anyone has any specific combination queries please ask.

Edited by NBTBRV8 on Sunday 14th October 05:31


Edited by NBTBRV8 on Sunday 14th October 05:33


Edited by NBTBRV8 on Sunday 14th October 05:35

NBTBRV8

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Sunday 14th October 2012 quote quote all
The LHD production run & market is much more complicated to break down than the RHD, but none the less this is what I have established:

There were 841 LHD CSLs made according to the BMW ASAP data, there is no listing for cars JB98408 > JB98409, these cars don’t exist as they appear to be the change point from MY03 cars to MY04 cars, there is a production gap in the data for this period too for the RHD vehicles at the end of August 2003. Of the 841 cars there are 44 vehicles which have their “Data restricted” with 15 made during the production run. These LHD test cars are listed for the following markets:

1 Egyptian market car.
35 German market vehicles.
3 Japanese market vehicles.
5 unknown market vehicles, however of these 5:
3 had Italian operating instructions,
1 had Swedish operating instructions (books),
1 had Dutch operating instructions (books),

The total LHD production run consisted of:
303 Black cars (36%) – 135 delimited – 97 were delivered on double spokes.
538 Silver cars (64%) – 223 delimited – 205 were delivered on double spokes.
Thus of the production run 43% were delimited and 36% were delivered on double spoke wheels.

German market L801A cars – 355 cars (42%)
Japanese market L807A cars – 152 cars (18%)
Gulf market L822A cars – 3 cars (3%)
Egyptian market L821A cars – 1 car (development vehicle)
The remaining cars didn’t have a market option code, so the following numbers are based upon the language in the “literature packs”

German literature, but not a German home market car – 159 cars (19%)
English literature – 19 cars (2%)
French literature – 62 cars (7%)
Italian literature – 71 cars (8%)
Spanish literature – 19 cars (2%)

The first LHD test car is shown as built on 17/9/2002 with the first production car coming off the line on 04/6/2003. There were 10 German market Press vehicles produced in the lead up to the main production run between 05/05/2003 > 08/05/2003 and 1 pre-production car coming off on the 03/06/2003, the day before the main production run started. The last LHD car made (JB98842) was a silver car on 19/12/2003 and was listed as a German market development vehicle which I presume was to be kept in some form of museum. Thus the last saleable production car was (JC98841) and was also made on 19/12/2003. It was a silver car that went to Japan.

There was 1 LHD stripped out road racer i.e. no options selected at all, a silver car with French language and literature pack car. This car didn’t have any of the “selectable options” of:
Radio
Mini disk player
CD player
Air Conditioning
Xenon lights
Rain sensor
PDC
Headlight Cleaning
Toll mirror (Japanese option only)
Smokers pack
Velour mats
Climate comfort windscreen
Green tint band windscreen
Alarm system
Deleted model lettering
Delimited

However, there was a silver car (Italian) that was also stripped of all options as listed above, except it was delimited whereas the French car wasn’t.

There were 8 cars fitted with 2 stage brake lights in the last couple of weeks of production, 1 black and 7 silver. All of these vehicles went to Japan.
The last LHD black car made (17/12/2003) was a delimited car that had German language and literature pack without a front number plate support. The car doesn’t have a country code so I can’t be sure where it went.

The production spilt by month is as shown below. However it must be noted that there were many LHD cars didn't come off the line in VIN sequence, it appears as though these had "rework faults" to rectify or were waiting parts. It was very rare for a RHD vehicle’s production date to be out of sequence to the build date of the cars’ produced around it, but it was not too uncommon with the LHD build, however it did improve as the production went on. Thus the VIN numbers listed below are a guide based upon the build date sequencing with the VIN.

Build Quantity First VIN Last VIN
Sep-02 3 - JB98000 JB98002
Oct-02 3 - JB98003 JB98005
Nov-02 0 -
Dec-02 5 - JB98006 JB98010
Jan-03 4 - JB98011 JB98014
Feb-03 4 - JB98015 JB98018
Mar-03 0 -
Apr-03 0 -
May-03 10 - JB98019 JB98028
Jun-03 126 - JB98029 JB98159
Jul-03 217 - JB98160 JB98372
Aug-03 41 - JB98368 JB98414
Sep-03 169 - JB98415 JB98587
Oct-03 108 - JB98588 JB98693
Nov-03 71 - JB98694 JB98762
Dec-03 80 - JB98763 JB98842

German L801A vehicles

355 German cars were made including the 35 “data restricted cars” some of which were made in 2002. Of these:
148 (42%) of these were black, 73 of these were delimited and 41 were on double spokes.
207 (58%) of these were silver, 109 were delimited and 45 were on double spokes.
Thus 51% were delimited and 24% delivered with double spokes.

182 vehicles were delimited
205 had an alarm
76 had deleted model lettering
98 had green tinted upper windscreen
156 had a climate comfort windscreen
290 had floor mats
189 had the smokers pack
318 had headlight cleaning system
217 had PDC
277 had a rain sensor
316 had xenon lights
315 had air conditioning
349 had KPH speedo
301 had a CD player
2 had a mini disk player
48 were delivered with a battery master switch
1 was made with a seat belt warning reminder (development vehicle)
15 were official press vehicles
5 were photo vehicles (all development vehicles)
178 had the omission of outer skin preservation
1 had the despatch protection pack
1 had “Special BMW individual equipment” but doesn’t list what it was.
1 had control of number plate attachment (number plate locks)
2 pre-production vehicles had Titanium interior strips.
All had warning triangle and first aid kit

[U]German L801A vehicle Build Month by Month[/U]

Build Quantity First Vin Last VIN
Sep-02 2 - JB98000 JB98001
Oct-02 3 - JB98003 JB98005
Nov-02 0 -
Dec-02 4 - JB98006 JB98009
Jan-03 3 - JB98011 JB98013
Feb-03 4 - JB98015 JB98018
Mar-03 0 -
Apr-03 0 -
May-03 10 - JB98019 JB98028
Jun-03 126 - JB98029 JB98159
Jul-03 217 - JB98160 JB98372
Aug-03 17 - JB98379 JB98414
Sep-03 166 - JB98416 JB98585
Oct-03 33 - JB98588 JB98632
Nov-03 11 - JB98695 JB98671
Dec-03 34 - JB98763 JB98842



Japanese L807A vehicles
152 Japanese cars were made including the 3 “data restricted cars” one of which was made in 2002. Of these:
28 (18%) of these were black, none were delimited and all production vehicles were on double spokes, two preproduction weren’t.
124 (82%) of these were silver, 1 was delimited and all were delivered on double spokes.

148 had a green tinted band windscreen
4 had a climate comfort windscreen
102 had the smokers package
83 had the interior toll mirror for Japan
43 had headlight cleaning system
43 had PDC
61 had a rain sensor
8 had two stage stop lamps
47 had CD players
105 had mini disk players
1 was a photo vehicle
All had control of number plate attachments
All had acoustic seat belt reminders
All were shipped with a battery master switch
All had a radio
All had air conditioning
All had xenon lights
All had floor mats
All had a warning triangle and first aid kit
All production vehicles had the CSL model designation
None were fitted with alarms

[U]Japanese L807A vehicles Build Month by Month[/U]

Build Quantity First Vin Last VIN
Sep-02 1 - JB98002 JB98002
Oct-02 0 -
Nov-02 0 -
Dec-02 0 -
Jan-03 1 - JB98014 JB98014
Feb-03 0 -
Mar-03 0 -
Apr-03 0 -
May-03 0 -
Jun-03 1 - JB98139 JB98139
Jul-03 29 - JB98036 JB98339
Aug-03 0 -
Sep-03 47 - JB98425 JB98579
Oct-03 34 - JB98643 JB98692
Nov-03 31 - JB98697 JB98735
Dec-03 8 - JB98006 JB98841


Gulf L822A versions

3 Gulf vehicles were made, of these:
1 of these was black, which wasn’t delimited and delivered on double spokes.
2 of these were silver, neither was delimited and 1 was delivered on double spokes.

2 had alarm systems
2 had warning triangle and first aid kits
2 had smokers package
2 had headlight cleaning system
2 had CD player
1 had a Arabic literature pack
All had a radio
All had PDC
All had rain sensor
All had air conditioning
All had xenon lights
All had climate comfort windscreen
All had floor mats
All had acoustic seatbelt reminders
All had the model code year in VIN
All were shipped with a despatch protection pack
All were shipped with a battery master switch

Gulf L822A vehicles build Month by Month

Build Quantity First Vin Last VIN
Sep-02 0 -
Oct-02 0 -
Nov-02 0 -
Dec-02 0 -
Jan-03 0 -
Feb-03 0 -
Mar-03 0 -
Apr-03 0 -
May-03 0 -
Jun-03 0 -
Jul-03 1 - JB98332 JB98332
Aug-03 1 - JB98376 JB98376
Sep-03 1 - JB98465 JB98465
Oct-03 0 -
Nov-03 0 -
Dec-03 0 -


Egypt L821A cars
There was 1 Egyptian car produced on 13/12/2002 as a development vehicle. It had the following options:
Sapphire black
Deleted model lettering
Floor mats
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Headlight cleaning system
PDC
Rain sensor
Xenon lights
KPH speedo
Air conditioning
Radio
It was shipped with a battery master switch
Arabic literature
Control of number plate attachment


That leaves 330 unknown market LHD vehicles. I will break these down according to their literature packs as this is the best way to try and determine where they went.

German on board literature, but not designated as German Market vehicles.

113 unknown market cars were supplied with German Language literature.
41 (36%) of these were black, 38 were delimited and 3 vehicles were delivered on double spokes.
72 (64%) of these were silver, 64 were delimited and none were delivered on double spokes.
Thus 90% were delimited and 2% were delivered on double spokes.

57 had the coil on plug option (emissions, not user selectable)
61 had an alarm
17 had deleted model lettering
23 had upper green tinted windscreen
52 had climate comfort windscreen
81 had floor mats
24 had a warning triangle and first aid kit
30 had the smokers’ package
97 had the headlight cleaning system
53 had PDC
70 had rain sensor
97 had xenon lights
110 had air conditioning
108 had CD player
1 had a mini disk player
6 had acoustic seat belt reminders
106 had the German language version
7 had the English language version
9 had the rear O2 sensors disabled (emissions, not user selectable)
13 had daytime driving lights
94 had the omission of outer skin preservation
87 had the deleted front licence plate support
56 had a CO2 control unit (emissions, not user selectable)
18 were shipped with battery master switches

German on board literature vehicles, but not designated as German Market vehicles build month by month

Build Quantity First Vin Last VIN
Sep-02 0 -
Oct-02 0 -
Nov-02 0 -
Dec-02 0 -
Jan-03 0 -
Feb-03 0 -
Mar-03 0 -
Apr-03 0 -
May-03 0 -
Jun-03 20 - JB98043 JB98156
Jul-03 28 - JB98144 JB98366
Aug-03 1 - JB98375 JB69375
Sep-03 10 - JB98457 JB98587
Oct-03 22 - JB98597 JB98673
Nov-03 18 - JB98694 JB98762
Dec-03 14 - JB98766 JB98831


English on board literature vehicles, without a designated market code.

12 unknown market cars were supplied with English Language literature.
1 of these was black, it wasn’t delimited and not delivered on double spokes.
11 of these were silver, 4 were delimited and 1 was delivered on double spokes.

11 had an alarm
11 had headlight cleaning system
1 had a green tinted upper windscreen
9 had a climate comfort windscreen
11 had floor mats
9 had first aid kit and triangle
9 had the smokers’ package
10 had CD player
11 had radio
11 had PDC
11 had rain sensor
11 had xenon lights
11 had air conditioning
5 had additional fuel in tank
1 had German language version, remainder English
7 had the rear O2 sensors disabled (emissions, not user selectable)
1 had the omission of outer skin preservation
1 had deleted front number plate support
None had deleted model lettering
All had KPH speedos
1 was shipped with a battery master switch

[U]English on board literature vehicles, without a designated market code build Month by Month.[/U]

Build Quantity First Vin Last VIN
Sep-02 0 -
Oct-02 0 -
Nov-02 0 -
Dec-02 0 -
Jan-03 0 -
Feb-03 0 -
Mar-03 0 -
Apr-03 0 -
May-03 0 -
Jun-03 5 - JB98042 JB98112
Jul-03 0 -
Aug-03 5 - JB98377 JB98407
Sep-03 2 - JB98424 JB98554
Oct-03 0 -
Nov-03 0 -
Dec-03 0 -


French on board literature vehicles, without a designated market code.

67 unknown market cars were supplied with French Language literature.
28 (42%) of these were black, 9 were delimited and 7 were delivered on double spokes.
39 (58%) of these were silver, 11 were delimited and 6 were delivered on double spokes.
Thus 30% were delimited and 19% supplied with double spokes.

44 had an alarm
10 had deleted model lettering
11 had green tinted upper windscreen
19 had climate comfort windscreen
26 had floor mats
12 had a warning triangle and first aid kit
32 had the smokers’ package
60 had the headlight cleaning system
26 had PDC
43 had a rain sensor
59 had xenon lights
65 had air conditioning
56 had a CD player
61 had a radio
5 had the German language version, but French literature pack.
27 had the “Omission of non-combined operation” (emissions, no user selectable)
56 had the omission of outer skin preservation
10 had the deleted front number plate support
27 were shipped with a battery master switch
None had a mini disk player

[U]French on board literature vehicles, without a designated market code build Month by Month.[/U]

Build Quantity First Vin Last VIN
Sep-02 0 -
Oct-02 0 -
Nov-02 0 -
Dec-02 0 -
Jan-03 0 -
Feb-03 0 -
Mar-03 0 -
Apr-03 0 -
May-03 0 -
Jun-03 7 - JB98063 JB98146
Jul-03 16 - JB98204 JB98363
Aug-03 9 - JB98368 JB98405
Sep-03 13 - JB98415 JB98540
Oct-03 10 - JB98605 JB98679
Nov-03 6 - JB98737 JB98757
Dec-03 6 - JB98778 JB98817



Spanish on board literature vehicles, without a designated market code.

19 unknown market cars were supplied with Spanish Language literature.
6 (32%) of these were black, none were delimited and 1 was delivered on double spokes.
13 (68%) of these were silver, 5 were delimited and 1 was delivered on double spokes.
Thus 26% were delimited and 10% were supplied on double spokes.

5 had an alarm system
None had deleted model lettering
3 had green tinted upper windscreen
None had climate comfort windscreen
5 had floor mats
2 had warning triangle and first aid kit
1 had the smokers’ package
7 had the headlight cleaning system
2 had PDC
5 had a rain sensor
8 had xenon lights
16 had air conditioning
10 had a CD player
12 had a radio
3 had the “Omission of non-combined operation” (emissions, no user selectable)
12 were shipped with a battery master switch

Build Quantity First Vin Last VIN
Sep-02 0 -
Oct-02 0 -
Nov-02 0 -
Dec-02 0 -
Jan-03 0 -
Feb-03 0 -
Mar-03 0 -
Apr-03 0 -
May-03 0 -
Jun-03 0 -
Jul-03 3 - JB98300 JB98347
Aug-03 1 - JB98388 JB98388
Sep-03 0 -
Oct-03 5 - JB98640 JB98677
Nov-03 0 -
Dec-03 7 - JB98777 JB98795



Italian on board literature vehicles, without a designated market code.

71 unknown market cars were supplied with Italian Language literature.
41 (58%) of these were black, 12 were delimited and 12 were delivered on double spokes.
30 (42%) of these were silver, 18 were delimited and 6 were delivered on double spokes.
Thus 42% were delimited and 25% were supplied on double spokes.

27 had an alarm
6 had deleted model lettering
3 had a green tinted upper windscreen
7 had a climate comfort windscreen
11 had floor mats
24 had the smokers’ pack
59 had headlight cleaning system
26 had PDC
40 had a rain sensor
59 had xenon lights
66 had air conditioning
57 had a CD player
68 had a radio
31 were shipped with a battery master switch
6 had the “Omission of non-combined operation” (emissions, no user selectable)
2 were designated with the press vehicle option, (their production date was out of sequence i.e. they took longer to come off the production line)
1 was allocated as a photo vehicle (its production date was out of sequence i.e. it took longer to come off the production line)
9 had the deleted front licence plate support
All had a KPH speedo
None had a warning triangle or first aid kit
None had a mini disk player

Build Quantity First Vin Last VIN
Sep-02 0 -
Oct-02 0 -
Nov-02 0 -
Dec-02 0 -
Jan-03 0 -
Feb-03 0 -
Mar-03 0 -
Apr-03 0 -
May-03 0 -
Jun-03 19 - JB98053 JB98136
Jul-03 35 - JB98169 JB98357
Aug-03 2 - JB98387 JB98398
Sep-03 5 - JB98490 JB98586
Oct-03 3 - JB98426 JB98674
Nov-03 4 - JB98560 JB98756
Dec-03 3 - JB98765 JB98776


Swedish on board literature vehicles, without a designated market code.

15 unknown market cars were supplied with Swedish Language literature.
None of these were black.
All of these were silver, 4 were delimited and 6 were delivered on double spokes.
Thus 27% were delimited and 40% were supplied on double spokes.

5 had a green tinted upper windscreen
1 had a climate comfort windscreen
10 had floor mats
5 had PDC
None had a warning triangle or first aid kit
All had an alarm system
All had headlight cleaning system
All had rain sensor
All had xenon lights
All had air conditioning
All had KPH speedo
All had a CD player
All had a radio
All had the German version language
All had daytime driving lights
1 was a designated press vehicle
All were shipped with despatch protection
9 were shipped with a battery master switch

Build Quantity First Vin Last VIN
Sep-02 0 -
Oct-02 0 -
Nov-02 0 -
Dec-02 0 -
Jan-03 0 -
Feb-03 0 -
Mar-03 0 -
Apr-03 0 -
May-03 0 -
Jun-03 5 - JB98040 JB98067
Jul-03 3 - JB98038 JB98284
Aug-03 0 -
Sep-03 6 - JB98488 JB98520
Oct-03 0 -
Nov-03 0 -
Dec-03 1 - JB98840 JB98840


Dutch on board literature vehicles, without a designated market code.

28 unknown market cars were supplied with Dutch Language literature.
7 (25%) of these were black, 2 were delimited and 6 were delivered on double spokes.
21 (75%) of these were silver, 7 were delimited and 13 were delivered on double spokes.
Thus 32% were delimited and 68% were supplied on double spokes.

27 had an alarm
2 had deleted model lettering
4 had a green tinted upper windscreen
11 had a climate comfort windscreen
12 had floor mats
12 had a warning triangle and first aid kit
23 had the smokers’ package
24 had headlight cleaning system
17 had PDC
21 had a rain sensor
24 had xenon lights
25 had air conditioning
24 had a CD player
9 were shipped with a battery master switch
27 had German language version
1 had English language version
20 had the “Omission of non-combined operation” (emissions, not user selectable)
2 had daytime driving lights
10 had the “Omission of outer skin preservation” (not user selectable)
All had a radio
All had a KPH speedo

Build Quantity First Vin Last VIN
Sep-02 0 -
Oct-02 0 -
Nov-02 0 -
Dec-02 0 -
Jan-03 0 -
Feb-03 0 -
Mar-03 0 -
Apr-03 0 -
May-03 0 -
Jun-03 3 - JB98089 JB98138
Jul-03 10 - JB98195 JB98367
Aug-03 4 - JB98389 JB98406
Sep-03 2 - JB98423 JB98445
Oct-03 1 - JB98693 JB98693
Nov-03 1 - JB98738 JB98738
Dec-03 7 - JB98779 JB98796



Danish on board literature vehicles, without a designated market code.

5 unknown market cars were supplied with Danish Language literature.
1 (20%) of these was black, which was delimited and not delivered on double spokes.
4 (80%) of these were silver, none were delimited and none were delivered on double spokes.

3 had an alarm system
1 had a green tinted upper windscreen
1 had a climate comfort windscreen
1 had floor mats
3 had a warning triangle and first aid kit
2 had the smokers’ package
4 had headlight cleaning system
1 had PDC
3 had rain sensor
4 had xenon lights
4 had a CD player
4 had a radio
3 were shipped with a battery master switch
3 were shipped with the despatch protection pack
All had day time driving lights
All had air conditioning
All had KPH speedo
None had deleted model lettering

Build Quantity First Vin Last VIN
Sep-02 0 -
Oct-02 0 -
Nov-02 0 -
Dec-02 0 -
Jan-03 0 -
Feb-03 0 -
Mar-03 0 -
Apr-03 0 -
May-03 0 -
Jun-03 0 -
Jul-03 1 - JB98338 JB98338
Aug-03 1 - JB98392 JB98392
Sep-03 3 - JB98477 JB98494
Oct-03 0 -
Nov-03 0 -
Dec-03 0 -


And after many hours (days) that rounds out the LHD CSL production data and the final chapter in my cataloguing of the entire CSL production run. I have found it interesting in looking at the results, it is a pity BMW don’t make this sort of information freely available. In any case, let me know if I have been bereft of detail anywhere wink

Yellowcab

174 posts

105 months

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Monday 11th February 2013 quote quote all
A batch of CSLs that came to the UK in August 2003 with the option of fitted xenons lights never had the light washers fitted to the car. There was a mistake at the factory and they forgot to fit them. these were retro fitted at Thorne before coming to the dealership and delayed the cars by a few weeks. This included my CSL that was delivered to the UK in early August 2003 and was registered on 1st September 03

Edited by Yellowcab on Monday 11th February 20:47

NBTBRV8

Original Poster:

1,160 posts

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Monday 11th February 2013 quote quote all
Yellowcab said:
A batch of CSLs that came to the UK in August 2003 with the option of fitted xenons lights never had the light washers fitted to the car. There was a mistake at the factory and they forgot to fit them. these were retro fitted at Thorne before coming to the dealership and delayed the cars by a few weeks. This included my CSL that was delivered to the UK in early August 2003 and was registered on 1st September 03

Edited by Yellowcab on Monday 11th February 20:47
I had heard about this. It appears as though the washers weren't "forgotten" as they weren't part of the options selected for the build in this batch of cars. I'd say somebody at BMW UK made the error when specing/ordering the cars. It also wasn't limited to cars with Xenons, it was all of the first 67 cars built up until JC98097 on 28/07/2003. It is also worthwhile noting that it still remained a selectable option for the entire production run, not every car had them.
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