RE: 2023 BMW 3.0 CSL revealed

RE: 2023 BMW 3.0 CSL revealed

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Bonefish Blues

21,827 posts

207 months

Thursday 24th November
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magic Monkey Dust said:

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.
That's a BMW hamster.

Augustus Windsock

2,955 posts

139 months

Thursday 24th November
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browngt3 said:


Don't BMW look at their back catalogue and think, 'Where did it all go wrong?'
Exactly this, was there ever a better looking and well-proportioned BMW than the E9 in CSI or CSL flavours?
I can’t believe that BMW can’t find it within themselves to make something that is more aesthetically pleasing than this dog-pebble of a thing, notwithstanding all the con & use and safety constraints that they have to work with today.
As I did earlier, I’d rather throw my money at a mint CSL and enjoy it, rather than have something that will just sit in an air-conditioned glass display case....

Yahonza

541 posts

14 months

Thursday 24th November
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I like the font used for the 3.0 CSL lettering on the back.

daveknott5

728 posts

203 months

Thursday 24th November
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Silvanus said:
I know some people are going to love this but I think it looks terrible. I'm sure it's a great drive and very quick but it just looks big heavy and bloated. Like a middle aged chubby chap in a branded tracksuit.
Exactly right. I love BMW M-cars (most of the time) - but this comes across as a cheap pastiche of the original - a cash-in opportunity. It does look terrible - like someone's tacked on a terrible bodykit onto the bd lovechild of a i50 M and an M4....

Zenzz

21 posts

89 months

Thursday 24th November
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What an awful looking thing to celebrate 50 years of incredible M cars. Nothing to celebrate here, just BMW confirming they’ve lost their way completely. Very sad.

martin12345

394 posts

73 months

Thursday 24th November
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I'm glad it's not just me. I want to like this due to mechanical specification but the "low rent" exterior that over-eggs references to the past is just poor . All a bit irrelevant I guess as all 50 are no doubt sold and ready to go in a private collection to be driven a couple of times a year. Seems such a waste when BMW could have spent their time and money on a mechanically even better car and not bothered with all the 50 years tat

I want M cars to look forward, not back

Draxindustries1

1,320 posts

7 months

Thursday 24th November
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sidesauce said:
That dusty old BMW isn't a good-looking car to me, at all.
Specsavers>>>>>>>>>wobble

virgilio

408 posts

129 months

Thursday 24th November
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I think that right now BMW is the worst car manufacturer* in the world. Cheap Chinese brands’ products are on par on styling, much less offensive and incredibly cheaper.

  • mansory and mitsuoka are tuners, not manufacturers (and probably have a better sense of humor).

Earl of Petrol

377 posts

106 months

Thursday 24th November
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Something more subtle would have been better imo.
The race cars had big arches but the road cars were so understated, especially with the bat mobile rear spoiler left in the boot.
And the gear knob reminds me of my Alfasud Ti when the wood effect wore off.
No doubt they’ll all sell and be wheeled out at classic auctions in the future with minimal mileage.

twinturban

233 posts

106 months

Thursday 24th November
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Looks fantastic, most exciting BMW in years but won’t it enrage anyone who’s got/getting an M4 CSL? Most major st have thought that BMW would never do another petrol CSL. Seems to be a very similar spec car launched mere weeks after the last one.

Leins

8,685 posts

132 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.
I’d quite like an E92 GTS / E90 CRT / E92 B3 GT3, but agree that it’s been a very steep downward spiral over the last few years

Water Fairy

4,443 posts

139 months

Thursday 24th November
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Looks like it borrowed its little brothers shirt

Yahonza

541 posts

14 months

Thursday 24th November
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Particularly like the comments about the Elvis impersonator. I'll add Las Vegas residency to that - making a ton of money but really going through the motions with the old hits.

MotorSpeak

87 posts

17 months

Thursday 24th November
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“ the status of a rarity that will find its place in the vehicle collections”

Get fked BMW

redroadster

1,548 posts

216 months

Thursday 24th November
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At only 50 produced its not really going to be seen on roads they will all belong to collectors,shame really even though it could have looked far better.

Kawasicki

11,788 posts

219 months

Thursday 24th November
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It’s weird… to see a wide body version of a normal car that kind of looks a bit meek, rather than ready for action…

I’m truly confused.

Bet it drives great though.

VladD

7,615 posts

249 months

Thursday 24th November
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cabbalisticar said:
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.
1624 kg I read. I think the L in CSL now stands for Lard-arse.

MDMA .

7,723 posts

85 months

Thursday 24th November
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Side on, it looks like a Mustang.


Wayne95

343 posts

230 months

Thursday 24th November
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Personally I’m a bit fed up with manufacturers designing anniversary cars that are so limited in numbers and at such high prices.

Why can’t they make an iconic accessible car that can be celebrated by lots of people . Look at the GR Yaris, bespoke engineering at an affordable price .

Take a base 2 series, strip it out and add driver focus , sell it at a reduced price (like the lightweights of old) and make a difference to our streets - getting enthusiasts excited at seeing one.

This “only make 50” rubbish for a mass car producer does what exactly ? They just go into rich hands never to be driven.

Show me one of these in 5 years with 50k miles on the clock and the owner will have respect !

David87

6,330 posts

196 months

Thursday 24th November
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Jesus, that’s absolutely terrible. To my eyes much worse than the regular M4, which has kind of grown on me now. Like the spec and manual gearbox though. Will there be M Performance parts to fk it up even more? hehe