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2003 BMW M3 CSL

2003 BMW M3 CSL
2003 BMW M3 CSL Specifications
Brakes F/R:ABS, vented disc/vented disc
Tires F-R:235/35 - 265/30 ZR19
Driveline:Rear Wheel Drive
Displacement cu in (cc):198 (3246)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM:360(265) / 7900
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:274(370) / 4900
Redline at RPM:n.a.
Length × Width × Height in:175.2 × 69.4 × 53.2
Weight lb (kg):3052 (1385)
Acceleration 0-62 mph s:4.9
Top Speed mph (km/h):155 (250)
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):16/24 (11.9)
Base Price: 2003 BMW M3 CSL - £58,455 (last update: 2/20/2007)

Intelligent Lightweight Technology and Supreme Driving Dynamics in the New M3 CSL

It almost goes without saying that the M3 CSL comes with BMW M's most sporting and dynamic transmission, the Sequential M Gearbox with Drivelogic. Also based on Formula 1 technology, the SMG/Drivelogic transmission ensures an ultra-fast gearshift in just 0.08 seconds on all six gears, providing a direct and consistent flow of power at all engine speeds.

With the driver being able furthermore to choose between the sequential and an automated gearshift mode and benefiting from Drivelogic, he has no less than eleven different gearshift options at his disposal. And last but not least, SMG Drivelogic has been re -designed and re -adjusted completely for the M3 CSL.

Precise and Nimble

Wider front track and modified suspension geometry give the M3 CSL a standard of dynamic driving performance otherwise only a thoroughbred racing car is able to offer. These modifications include specially made springs and dampers as well as the car's newly aligned steering for supreme, cutting-edge handling. The brakes have also been modified for even more stopping power and faster deceleration, allowing the M3 CSL to reach a standstill from 60 mph in less than 34 meters. And for special purposes on the race track, the car is also available with sports brake linings.

The Cockpit of the M3 CSL

Inside, the M3 CSL aga in follows the concept of supreme function and minimum weight wherever it makes sense. Reflecting the purist standard of motorsport, the car does without electric seat heating or a navigation system, and both the radio and air conditioning are only available as an option. A special feature on the clear-cut dashboard is the CFP covers on top, the centre console, door and side linings also being made of the same material.

The glass-fiber -plastic bucket seats finished in a combination of Amaretta and fabric not only give the driver and front passenger optimum side support, but also tilt forwards conveniently to provide easy access to the two individually contoured seats at the rear. For reasons of weight, seat adjustment for length and height is manual.

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