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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 09-08-2012, 02:00 PM   #21
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Just get a E92 M3 for the money you are going to spend on making it a CSL.
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Old 09-08-2012, 02:19 PM   #22
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[QUOTE=agent050;14712696]I would say no to all the CSL parts, especially the badge(s)--complete *****!

Here's a cool video for anyone who doesn't know about the real CSL M3:


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Old 09-08-2012, 06:18 PM   #23
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So long as you don't try to claim it as a CSL when it isn't..... Who cares? Do what you do.
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:20 PM   #24
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So long as you don't try to claim it as a CSL when it isn't..... Who cares? Do what you do.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:04 AM   #25
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If you do the badge, I would make fun of.

No way you'll do every part of the conversion. Dash board frame, every exhaust component, intake manifold, cams, different ecu, etc. No way.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:21 AM   #26
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If you do the badge, I would make fun of.

No way you'll do every part of the conversion. Dash board frame, every exhaust component, intake manifold, cams, different ecu, etc. No way.
This, plus it won't be a "csl" as in 1 of however many BMW made.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:16 AM   #27
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What a complete waste! The cost for this convergence is simply maddening to have a car that will still only be worth book value for exact year, make and model. Why throw your money away when in the end your car is still worth significantly less that (maybe up to 70% of what you out into it) value wise?

Buy another M, make it a dedicated track car and get much more enjoyment and gain LOADS of learning experiences with it on the track!

AND putting a badge on it??? FOOLS PLAY!!! That is like M badging a non M version car, AMG badging a non AMG car, S badging, well you get the point. If you want the real thing BUY IT. If you can't get it or can't afford it, well then here's your sign......
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:36 PM   #28
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Of course, this started as a hypothetical question but if I were to actually go through I would make only exterior and performance mods. I wouldn't want to lose functionality since it would probably be my DD.

As for the roof question, I was under the impression that you would just need to take out the windows, cut the tacks and glue for a 1000 dollar roof.
Roof isn't quite that easy and times that 1000 by 4 and your close to being right.
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:32 AM   #29
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The CSL is substantially lighter, has no A/C or radio, has (essentially) cardboard for the floor of the boot, has carbon fibre for the roof, a plastic rear window, and much thinner glass, and also has about 20 bhp more than the standard US version M3. It was never certified for sale in the US, and was seriously expensive in Europe.
CSL's could be ordered with a/c and radio AFAIK.

In the end, I like the look of the CSL's trunk and the splitters. The interior is a bit to spartan for a street car IMHO.

The intake and ECU is a great addition.

I don't know about badging...that seems lame to me, but then half the world seems to be running autobot/decipticon badges on their Mustangs and Camaros today so IDK.
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:35 AM   #30
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What a complete waste! The cost for this convergence is simply maddening to have a car that will still only be worth book value for exact year, make and model. Why throw your money away when in the end your car is still worth significantly less that (maybe up to 70% of what you out into it) value wise?

Buy another M, make it a dedicated track car and get much more enjoyment and gain LOADS of learning experiences with it on the track!

AND putting a badge on it??? FOOLS PLAY!!! That is like M badging a non M version car, AMG badging a non AMG car, S badging, well you get the point. If you want the real thing BUY IT. If you can't get it or can't afford it, well then here's your sign......
Many are putting a lot more into their E46's then they are 'worth'. HPF anyone?
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