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BMW M3 CSL 2003

In 2003 BMW added the collection model of the Concept Car which had already hit the headlines on the 2001 Frankfurt Motor Show - the BMW M3 CSL, an abbreviation status for "Coupé, Sports, Lightweight".

Indeed, this BMW subculture is going all of the manner returned to the '30s of the previous century, while the legendary 328 Mille Miglia Touring CoupĂ© first noticed the mild of day. This time, however, BMW's engineers interpreted the vintage topic in a brand new manner, focusing now no longer on the novel discount of weight surely with the aid of using casting off character components, however instead on shrewd light-weight engineering, this is the discount of weight with the aid of using the use of the quality and maximum suitable substances on the proper point. Accordingly, BMW's specialists succeeded in lowering the load of the BMW M3 with the aid of using extra than one hundred ten pounds or 243 lb, with the CSL model weighing in at simply 1,385 kg or 3,054 lb.

The energy unit became additionally upgraded, now growing most output on this unique version of 265 kW or 360 hp. The end result became a energy-to-weight ratio of simply 3.eighty five kg in keeping with horsepower, a sincerely sensational parent making the BMW M3 CSL even extra agile and dynamic than the "regular" BMW M3. As a end result, the BMW M3 CSL quickens to one hundred km/h in only 4.nine seconds and reaches two hundred km/h in an similarly amazing 16.eight seconds. Top pace, in turn, is restricted electronically to 250 km/h or one hundred fifty five mph.

The - lucky - driving force of the BMW M3 CSL blessings from in addition technical help and enhancement structures featured as preferred in this specific car: BMW's Sequential M Gearbox entire with Drivelogic and the M Track Mode. This unique transmission guarantees a totally speedy gearshift inside simply 0.08 seconds, like in a Formula 1 racing car, with the aid of paddles at the steerage wheel. And like at the BMW M3 prepared with SMG, Launch Control included withinside the gadget permits the BMW M3 CSL to boost up from a standstill all of the manner to pinnacle pace, with out the motive force having to shift gears or be careful for engine pace limits.

Introducing the M Track Mode, BMW M GmbH introduced a unique DSC mode carried over from motorsport as but every other spotlight withinside the BMW M3 CSL: 

Now, optical signs withinside the dashboard permit the motive force at the race music to make most use of the car's longitudinal and lateral acceleration inside its bodily limits, with DSC intervening handiest while the motive force reaches absolutely the extreme.