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Old 10-13-2008, 10:21 AM   #1
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m3 CSL list/differences?

Somebody on my local forums is saying that there isn't much of a difference between a stock m3 and an m3 CSL. I've looked all over the place trying to find a list of differences and upgrades that were done to the m3 CSL. Does anyone have a comprehensive list?
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Old 10-13-2008, 11:27 AM   #2
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Larger sway bars, stiffer spring rates, Michelin Pilot Sport Cups

Different wheels, new lightweight trunklid, different front bumper with large air intake hole.

Very aggresive weight reduction. Main differences here include carbon fiber roof and front bumper and rear diffuser, thinner rear glass, new lightweight seats, no sound insulation or side airbags, and a few other things like no radio or AC.

Upgraded engine components including new camshafts, intake manifold.

I'm sure there is more that I'm forgetting, but overall, the person on your local forum is very mistaken.
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Old 10-13-2008, 11:37 AM   #3
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Here is the engine bay of a CSL M3 with the intake manifold

http://www.strikeengine.com/technica...engine-csl.jpg

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Old 10-13-2008, 11:56 AM   #4
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I know he's very wrong and I've already listed him most of the differences. I was hoping there was a published list someplace that had them all. I didn't know about the sway bars though.. thanks!
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I know he's very wrong and I've already listed him most of the differences. I was hoping there was a published list someplace that had them all. I didn't know about the sway bars though.. thanks!
http://www.worldcarfans.com/2030228....-csl-in-detail


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Old 10-13-2008, 03:30 PM   #6
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:46 AM   #7
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Here is the full list of differences.

http://www.clubcsl.com/index.php/m3c...sl-differences
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Here is the full list of differences.

http://www.clubcsl.com/index.php/m3c...sl-differences
"Lighter rear glass"

So you can more clearly see the people you are blowing away on the track.
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