• Jul 16, 2008
Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2008 BMW M3.

The rumormongers at AutoZeitung are reporting that BMW plans to unveil a stripped-out, track-ready M3 at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. The E90-based M3 CSL will use many of the same tricks BMW employed on the E46 model in an effort to shave the coupe's curb weight. Luxuries like air conditioning, stereo and navigation won't be included, while the hood, bumper, trunk and fenders will all be swapped out in favor of carbon fiber pieces.

In addition to keeping the pounds down, BMW will reportedly boost the output of the M3 CSL by an additional 50 horsepower, for a total of 470 bhp. That should allow the E90 CSL run to 60 in around four seconds, on its way to a top speed of around 185 mph.

Production of the 2010 BMW M3 CSL will be limited to 100 units and pricing is estimated at 90,000 euro, or just over $140k.


[Source: AutoZeitung via EGMCarTech]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      there is no claim in the Autozeitung article that the M3 CSL will be limited to 100cars only.

      Autozeitung does not open a rumormile they only report a officle BMW statment that the e92 M3 CSL recvied the green light for production. The time plan is officle debut at the IAA autoshow in Frankfurt in 2009 and customer delivery starts first in Germany in early 2010.

      Autozeitung claim the price will stay BELOW 90,000Euro not that the price will be 90,000Euro.

      The accerleration claim is

      a) 0-100km/h(62mph) not 0-60mph
      b) BMW always make conserative claims
      • 6 Years Ago
      WANT!!

      The fact that they intend to remove AC and stereo will pretty much ensure that this car will be bought by the true hardcore enthusiasts, not all those who want the ultimate badge engineered model ;)

      I am not sure about the resale values though, the interiors will smell pretty bad after the original owner has had a few exciting (read sweaty) drives.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'd expect it to hit more so 195ish. The stock c6 can frickin nudge on 200. Is this just far to bricklike?
      • 6 Years Ago
      This should be really good on gas!!!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah because all M3 buyers care about is MPGs. Ugh.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Doesn't the 'plain' M3 hit 60 in the lower 4 seconds?
        • 6 Years Ago
        No. M3s are not that fast. It is around 4.7 but with the new V8 it hits 0-100 much faster than the E46.
        On another note this intrigues me and has revived my interest in M3s. Too bad this has a high chance of not being for the states like the previous csl. What a pity.
        • 6 Years Ago
        All the rags I've read had it around 4.3-4.4 sec range. MT even ran the DCT to 60 in 4.1. I was kinda expecting the CSL to be sub-4. Although when it arrives it may be.
      • 6 Years Ago
      One nice car, one nice price price. All these performances will have a price too. 90,000€. That’s a good price for all of this, don’t you think? ;)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Awesome. What a great car this will be. I hope the States get a chance to buy them this time...
      • 6 Years Ago
      $140,000 for a car that will be lucky to do 0-60 in the low 4-second range? Am I missing something? This makes absolutely no sense.
        • 6 Years Ago
        not to bmw fanboys..
      • 6 Years Ago
      aero bits, carbon fiber, weight savings, and power 30 points shy of the M5...

      I love this thing but shouldn't it be able to hit 200? I thought the M5 could...

      Maybe its the gearing but if they use the 7 speed that shouldn't be a problem.

      All that aside its definitely a massive want. Lets see this vs the GT3/GT3RS
      • 6 Years Ago
      The faster you go the harder it is to shave off time.
      • 6 Years Ago
      http://www.autoblog.com/2008/07/02/bmw-calls-cafe-not-feasible/

      "While automakers like Toyota, Ford, and GM are quietly going about the business of hitting those targets, BMW is speaking up and saying that the targets are unattainable. The German automaker has asked the Bush administration for an alternative plan that helps out the hardest hit automakers, and the new rules are a punch to the gut for the Bavarian Motor crew."



      This should help. Dear BMW, please stop whining now.

      on the other hand, GOD I LOVE THE CURRENT INSANITY OF HORSEPOWER AND PERFORMANCE WARS!!!

      My god, we have $30-40k family sedans and SUV's outrunning Ferrari's from the '90s.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Holy Guacamole!!
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