RE: 2023 BMW 3.0 CSL revealed

RE: 2023 BMW 3.0 CSL revealed

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SS427 Camaro

5,786 posts

154 months

Thursday 24th November
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I’ve owned several original 3.0CSLs, inc the Sean Connery car. BMW built 500 E9 CSLs in RHD, in late 1972 into early 1973.
So why only 50 of these new ones......
As for all of those stripes, way over done.
Look @ just how beautiful/ brutally elegant, the Original BAT CSL looks with just a single side stripe....

Edited by SS427 Camaro on Thursday 24th November 22:17

wormus

13,332 posts

187 months

Thursday 24th November
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SS427 Camaro said:


I’ve owned several original 3.0CSLs, BMW built 500 in RHD, why only 50 of these.....
As for those stripes, way over done. Look @ how beautiful/ brutally elegant, the Original BAT CSL looks with just a single side stripe....
That’s gorgeous. I hate the tat that BMW puts out these days, the new one is an embarrassing pastiche of a time when BMW made great cars.

SS427 Camaro

5,786 posts

154 months

Thursday 24th November
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magic Monkey Dust said:
With a portfolio like this you have no chance of getting on the BMW design team.
Just looked up the kerb weight of my 2002 E46 330 Ci , well proportioned, well engineered, beautifully functional, terrific on a B road and just 1400 kg's. Does any of the guys in BMW's design office take any interest in cars or do they alternate between designing fridge-freezer's and drinking sustainable designer coffee?.
Agreed ! Not sure what the weight of my 2004 E46 330D is, but my old much missed E46 M3 was circa 1540kgs. As soon as I bought it, I removed the boat anchor rear seats and 1/4 cards, the weight difference was staggering. I also drove it for a few days without the aircraft carrier anchor passengers f seat, the difference was amazing !

chris116

957 posts

152 months

Thursday 24th November
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I'm sure I read somewhere that these would be crazy money, can't remember what the number was just that it was yikes

nismo48

1,532 posts

191 months

Thursday 24th November
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It's quite nice wink
Prefer the original 3.0 CSL such a wonderful thing.. cloud9

Mr Tidy

18,752 posts

111 months

Thursday 24th November
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SS427 Camaro said:


I’ve owned several original 3.0CSLs, BMW built 500 in RHD, why only 50 of these.....
As for those stripes, way over done. Look @ how beautiful/ brutally elegant, the Original BAT CSL looks with just a single side stripe....
Stunning car. cloud9

I'd much rather have one of those!

jetw427

4 posts

9 months

Thursday 24th November
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This smacks of "Sh*t! People didn't live the other new CSL! And our 50th is almost over! Quick, throw something together!"

I'm afraid it could be doing the name a disservice like the last one.

BFleming

3,230 posts

127 months

Thursday 24th November
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I've held off from saying much all day, but I'm a Celeb is on, and I have to find something else to do. Anyhow... I love it. OK, it looks like those VW projects where the the interns get free rein for their projects, but... yeah... I quite like it. The mooted €750k price.... well it's halo, so that's justified right there.
Wasn't the last CSL the E46 M3 CSL? Yeah, a variation on an E46 theme rather than anything special.

Edited by BFleming on Thursday 24th November 21:39

GreatScott2016

440 posts

72 months

Thursday 24th November
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That is seriously bad looking, inside and out! Horrific abomination.

sege

442 posts

206 months

Thursday 24th November
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Evolved said:
BMW peaked with the E46 CSL. It’s utter perfection. This, an utter mess, like a bag of ideas thrown together. Nothing in their range remotely intrigues me anymore.
Yes, agreed, the E46 CSL is the greatest car ever made. Although EVO magazine thought it lacked steering feel and a Subaru was a better drivers car. So on second thought, I'd get a Subaru instead really.

Silver3ides

1,326 posts

209 months

Thursday 24th November
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As the old song went .. Nice legs , shame about the face

SS427 Camaro

5,786 posts

154 months

Thursday 24th November
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sege said:
Yes, agreed, the E46 CSL is the greatest car ever made. Although EVO magazine thought it lacked steering feel and a Subaru was a better drivers car. So on second thought, I'd get a Subaru instead really.
Seriously Ludicrous that that magazine thought that the E46 M3 CSL lacked “steering feel “
My old 2003 E46 M3 had been fitted with a new CSL rack and omg the steering was utterly Superb !!!

SS427 Camaro

5,786 posts

154 months

Thursday 24th November
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Golf Yellow......
My favourite 3.0CSL / E9 colour. This one is on later 16in Alpina alloys, they really suit the car.

Edited by SS427 Camaro on Thursday 24th November 22:19

SS427 Camaro

5,786 posts

154 months

Thursday 24th November
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Stunning in Polaris Silver with a black “ Tiger stripe “

Katzenjammer

769 posts

162 months

Thursday 24th November
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Good to hear it’s got an “extremely rigid crankcase” as you wouldn’t want a regularly rigid crankcase let alone a flexible one.

pacdes

351 posts

145 months

Thursday 24th November
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Without the ugly grill it would be unrecognisable as a BMW. More like an American muscle car. I don't know why they bother doing a press release. Might as well just contact every car collector and it can go straight into their collection.

sidesauce

2,096 posts

202 months

Thursday 24th November
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Draxindustries1 said:
sidesauce said:
That dusty old BMW isn't a good-looking car to me, at all.
Specsavers>>>>>>>>>wobble
No need. Had laser eye surgery, have 20/16 vision - I can see better than you.

Jon556

327 posts

10 months

Thursday 24th November
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rwindmill said:
It looks a bit like Elvis, in the twilight of his career. A fat bloke in a spangly white jumpsuit.
That’s exactly what this car is.

And the iX is the toilet he died on.

darreni

3,297 posts

254 months

Thursday 24th November
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Jon556 said:
rwindmill said:
It looks a bit like Elvis, in the twilight of his career. A fat bloke in a spangly white jumpsuit.
That’s exactly what this car is.

And the iX is the toilet he died on.
Lol 😆

Draxindustries1

1,320 posts

7 months

Thursday 24th November
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sidesauce said:
Draxindustries1 said:
sidesauce said:
That dusty old BMW isn't a good-looking car to me, at all.
Specsavers>>>>>>>>>wobble
No need. Had laser eye surgery, have 20/16 vision - I can see better than you.
It looks beautiful whether at 16ft or 20ft away...coolbiggrin