Back in 2004, BMW was launching one of the coolest M3 special editions ever: the M3 CSL (Coupé Sport Leichtbau). This model was limited to only 1,400 units, none of which made it over to the US market. Now, German tuner MR Car Design has transformed this very cool M3 CSL into an even cooler race car.
The package starts with replacing the doors and tailgates with new ones made of strong resistant carbon. It then continues with adding a very cool rear wing from a Porsche GT3. The side and rear windows are made of Plexiglas - a measure done to further reduce the car’s original weight of 3,050 lb.
Under the hood, the original 3.2L engine was provided with modifications to the ECU and was then hooked up to a new exhaust system for a total of 391 HP, up from the standard 360 HP. In order to handle the extra 31 HP, the M3 CSL was equipped with a new brake system consisting of six pistons in the front and four in the back, as well as a new set of wheels.
Finishing off the look is a very cool dark blue color foil combined with racing strips in Bright Blue Metallic and Cherry Red.
The price for this updated BMW M3 CLS by MR Car Design is 130,000 euros - about $160,000 at the current exchange rates - but we think it’s totally worth it!