As if the E46 generation of BMW�s M3 was not already exciting enough, BMW�s engineers sought to produce a lightweight, track-ready version for the model�s swansong and in doing so, developed one of the most exciting M-cars on the 3 Series platform since the original E30 M3.
Essentially, the M3 CSL took the standard E46 M3 Coupé and put it on a diet. The roof was replaced with a carbon fibre reinforced plastic panel, weighing 13 lbs. less than its steel counterpart. This material was used throughout the car and no stone was left unturned in making the car as light as possible, including fitting thinner rear-window glass. BMW claims that the M3 CSL tips the scales at 3,054 lbs., some 300 lbs. lighter than the standard M3. Furthermore, the car is powered by a modified version of the S54 inline six-cylinder engine, rated at 360 bhp and mated to BMW�s SMG II sequential manual transmission. A total of 1,383 M3 CSLs were built, excluding prototypes, June and December of 2003.
This particular example is one of just 422 U.K supplied RHD cars. Originally supplied by Lloyd�s BMW of Carlisle and Finished in its original colour combination of Silver Grey Metallic over Black. The car has covered just 6860 miles since new, spending much of its life in storage. Both the interior and exterior are as close to new as any car arguably left in the word today, with the seat backs still covered in their original factory plastic. The car has a comprehensive service and MOT history details of which are outlined below
08/09/2004 - 1,040 miles - Service - BMW Main Agent
25/05/2006 - 2,131 miles - MOT
13/02/2007 - 2,953 miles - MOT
18/08/2014 - 5,988 miles - Service - BMW Main Agent
18/08/2014 - 5,988 miles - MOT
30/07/2015 - 6,575 miles - MOT
04/09/2015 - 6,619 miles - Service - BMW Specialist
10/09/2015 - 6,630 miles - MOT
31/10/2017 - 6,756 miles - Service - BMW Specialist
24/03/2020 - 6,806 miles - Service - BMW Specialist
24/03/2020 - 6,809 miles - MOT
The car is offered for sale with its original book pack including service book and owners manual. Various invoices and receipts detailing recent works and 2 keys.