There has been an increasing amount of focus on the E46 CSL and just what a special car it was. The bad news is that if you really wanted one, they were expensive a few years ago and have not gotten any cheaper. The good news is that most of the CSL stuff can be procured and you can make your own replica; though, properly done, they’re not much cheaper.
Today’s car is a bit less dear than the one above, though it also did not start life as a Competition Package example, nor was it as thoroughly done. Still, it looks pretty convincing at first glance – let’s take a look.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2002 BMW M3 Coupe on eBay
Model: M3 Coupe
Engine: 3.2 liter inline-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 90,000 mi
Location: Los Angeles, California
Price: $58,000 Buy It Now
Fully restored 2002 BMW M3 COUPE WITH FACTORY 6 SPEED MANUAL GEARBOXThis is the perfect M3! Factory Titanium Silver Metallic Cold Weather Package Luxury Package Xenon Headlamps Factory updated rear LED lights Brand new Dynavin Carplay Head Unit Brand new Bav Sound all speaker upgrade New alcantara Recaro Sportster seats Reupholstered factory rear seats in new alcantara Reupholstered factory M3 steering wheel in alcantara Factory M3 alcantara gear knob Factory Z3 short shifter Factory CSL rear trunk lid and diffuser Factory CSL wheels CSL style front bumper Factory warranty replacement of rod bearings / reinforced sub-frame New clutch & flywheel Upgraded coil over suspension Factory diff service Factory bushings all replaced Upgraded sway bar / trailing arms Factory alignment Factory door rubbers replaced Factory BMW complete inspection 4.2.22 with no issues CA clean title in hand. Mechanical work completed by Callas Rennsport in California and Retrospec in California
So there are some really great bits here; the Alcantara upholstery mimics the CSL, as do the body pieces and BBS wheels. The Recaro seats are fantastic, as well. The car is said to have upgraded suspension, rod bearings, and a subframe reinforcement, along with a replacement clutch. The price? Well, pretty high for a 90k mile example, frankly. But buy a lesser one and take it to a shop, saying “Make it like this one”, and my guess is that you won’t come out for much less money. You’ve got several grand in seats and reupholstery, several grand in wheels, and many thousands in body parts and paintwork – nevermind the mechanical aspects, depending on their quality. If you want a turn-key CSL replica, this one doesn’t look like a horrible deal – I just wish it had “that” intake.