RE: 2023 BMW 3.0 CSL revealed

RE: 2023 BMW 3.0 CSL revealed

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cluckcluck

817 posts

169 months

Thursday 24th November
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Barry’s Mean Wheelz edition

Dohnut

200 posts

30 months

Thursday 24th November
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looks-wise it belongs in the badly modified thread

Darnoc95

71 posts

14 months

Thursday 24th November
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I do like that its a manual! But as for the gear Knob!!! That looks like a bigger knob than the guy who will be driving itbiggrin

HardMiles

247 posts

70 months

Thursday 24th November
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I bet it is okay to drive, but it is so ugly it is unforgivable. An abomination when compared to the e9! Hideous.

Shame they couldn't have made it pretty or light, for that matter...

Bencolem

812 posts

223 months

Thursday 24th November
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Strange that it has the ‘previous generation’ interior; presume this means it’s launch was delayed?

Dieci

2,522 posts

63 months

Thursday 24th November
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50 numbered cars to be made , the words "overs" and "flipping" are lingering .

The rear arch extension looks glued on ,maybe it is but it doesn't look nice to me .

cabbalisticar

125 posts

1 month

Thursday 24th November
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Looks like a crossover. What's the weight?

No doubt none of it matters. Just seems all so odd. Anyone who recognises and understands where 'CSL' comes from is going to think this thing is a joke. I suppose they have to call it something. May as well be CSL.

mcelliott

7,960 posts

165 months

Thursday 24th November
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Even the garish decals can't disguise this fat bloated carbuncle.

Wab1974uk

461 posts

11 months

Thursday 24th November
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I'm not too sure about the styling or the stickers, I'm sure in the flesh it'll look outstanding.

But the best thing for me, it the manual gearbox.

Just a shame we can't have one in the current M3 / M4 like other countries do.

Edited by Wab1974uk on Thursday 24th November 14:04

cerb4.5lee

24,943 posts

164 months

Thursday 24th November
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I personally love the way it looks, plus I think that it is a good move from BMW to give it a 3 pedal manual and leave it as RWD.
It is just such a shame how limited/expensive it will be though.

Have BMW recently been out for a meal or something with Porsche?! hehe

Porsche also seem to enjoy building cars that hardly anyone can get their hands on too.

DaveyBoyWonder

1,798 posts

158 months

Thursday 24th November
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I'll an E46 CSL please.

On the positive side, that grill is definitely smaller so maybe BMW have realised that the current 3 series front is absolutely gopping and are making changes already... still not pretty but a massive improvement.

tomkingshott

45 posts

129 months

Thursday 24th November
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Bencolem said:
Strange that it has the ‘previous generation’ interior; presume this means it’s launch was delayed?
From what we've heard so far the M4 won't be receiving the new iDrive screen like the M3 has been updated with.

bennytheball

81 posts

11 months

Thursday 24th November
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The press release says '...exactly 50 consecutively numbered units of the special model will go on sale...' yet the one pictured is numbered '#00/50'

Surely that's 51?

Whatever - I rather like the grill - bet it's a precurser to the 4 series facelift

bennytheball

81 posts

11 months

Thursday 24th November
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[quote=bennytheball]The press release says '...exactly 50 consecutively numbered units of the special model will go on sale...' yet the one pictured is numbered '#00/50'

Surely that's 51?

I should read before I post - it goes on to mention only #01/50 to #50/50 being sold. I guess this one stays in Munich?

Aggamemnon

21 posts

138 months

Thursday 24th November
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Looks great, sounds like an interesting technical exercise to build, and I hope presages a change of direction from M.

big_rob_sydney

3,150 posts

178 months

Thursday 24th November
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So how much does this sumo weigh?

CSL? Bullst.

magic Monkey Dust

189 posts

20 months

Thursday 24th November
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I really like this.
Should be available on the range listing at this late stage in ICE.Needs an alloy strip betwwen rear lights and a smaller grill.
i redesigned it on my phone using a finger in 30 seconds and in a taste comparison i reckon I'd beat BMW's in house team.

BigChiefmuffinAgain

775 posts

82 months

Thursday 24th November
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Might look nicer without all the decals. Strange they went to all that engineering expense and then only decided to make 50 when I am sure they could have sold more....

Nimerino

273 posts

97 months

Thursday 24th November
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I desperately wanted to love this, to see the brand get a kick in the right direction. As it stands, I can’t see any reason you’d want this other than as a collectible item. It’s going to be 1700 kg and not nearly special enough, even disregarding the price. And as someone has pointed out already, the CSL concept was everything this should have been and isn’t.

Chunkychucky

5,542 posts

153 months

Thursday 24th November
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Mark_Blanchard said:
Shame the couldn't have stuck with the great looking CSL concept they designed.

This. Such a shame it's a bloated whale of an M4 in a skirt, missed opportunity to have created something great. There are enough BMW fanbois to make sure they will all sell, glad I won't be in one.

Given the original CSL was a homologation special, hard to even see the point of this new model - marketing exercise in extremis. At least the E46 CSL looked good - suppose given the latest M4 CSLs this one-off could have looked worse, though that's not saying a lot... rofl