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      09-11-2019, 02:43 PM   #23
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M8 CSL
M4 CSL
M2 CSL

Let's go ... you heard it here first

I already posted this about 2 months ago and when I did many replied " they won't start with their cheapest car - M2.. which is why I said they will roll out several models , including the M2.
I will happily eat crow if you're right - I didn't think we would see the CSL moniker on the M2, at least prior to the M4 or something higher up the food chain.

BMW could still do that with the F82, and then we'd both be right...we have already started seeing the dopey "special" editions for the M4.
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Cant be an alpina. Alpinas have 4 doors and are historically the GC. I think it's the M8 GTS or something along those lines
If this is a GTS-level model, it will be called the M8 CSL as BMW previously announced that the CSL moniker would replace the GTS name, per http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho....php?t=1421915
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      09-11-2019, 02:49 PM   #26
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Track focused. Seen mostly at the mall.
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Track focused. Seen mostly at the mall.

I've never seen an E36 M3 CSL at the mall.


Perhaps CS. Track oriented and also mall ready.

Or perhaps you are only at the mall and not at the track. I see plenty of M4 GTS on track.

GTS is to be replaced by CSL and indeed these are track focused and not seen often seen at a mall .. or maybe it's that I never go to the mall.
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So now my regular M8 is a piece of crap compared to the Competition compared to the CS compared to the CSL?

Thanks for making me feel special, M.
Your garden variety M8 is a piece of crap only if you think it is.

Poor baby awwww so sad for you if you thought nothing better would ever come along


Manufacturers make products to sell. And they improve those products continually these days or they get left behind.

PS. If you need a car purchase to make yourself feel special.... you may want to seek professional help...
I'm pretty sure he was joking...
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      09-11-2019, 03:04 PM   #29
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Oh look, the titanic with a wing...hopefully this time it won't go down.

Cmon BMW, give us a 3,000lb dual purpose machine already!
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Don't get why the large wing would say CSL, actually the E46 as the icon of CSL has not had one...
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      09-11-2019, 03:18 PM   #31
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The only point of this is for BMW to increase profits selling this thing to people that must have the latest and greatest. Take away a bunch of parts to "save weight", throw on aero that cost them next to nothing and charge people 30% more money for the car. Seems to be the perfect recipe to me....

You don't take a butcher knife to make sushi so why would you buy a big ass heavy M8 for the track? GT3RS makes a whole lot more sense no matter how much lighter they make this car.
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      09-11-2019, 03:27 PM   #32
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The only point of this is for BMW to increase profits selling this thing to people that must have the latest and greatest. Take away a bunch of parts to "save weight", throw on aero that cost them next to nothing and charge people 30% more money for the car. Seems to be the perfect recipe to me....

You don't take a butcher knife to make sushi so why would you buy a big ass heavy M8 for the track? GT3RS makes a whole lot more sense no matter how much lighter they make this car.
Amen Alan this is nothing but a poser car for insecure people. It ain't a tracker at all.
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Doesn't matter smaller wing or bigger wing, this thing will first need to hop on a keto diet
'Go on a keto diet'
Should shrink the kidneys too based on recent studies!

Anyways. M8 stops in a shorter distance than the Civic type R so as long as the owner can afford pads and tires the weight isn't an issue. Obviously less weight would allow it to properly compete with its top rivals the 911 and Lambo but with CLAR there's not a whole lot more to do.

I'm hoping this is the last hurrah for the V12 engine and BMW makes the 8 series CSL a legend.
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The spoiler is probably more over priced M Performance tat.
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Could be an Alpina B8 based on the M8 instead of M850i? I don't think I've seen any Alpina G14/15 cars testing at all?

Obviously the wheels aren't Alpina style and it doesn't have an OAL numberplate but it does have blue brake calipers - Alpina haven't done CCB yet at all and I'd have thought if it was an M8 CS or whatever variant it'd have CCBs
Cant be an alpina. Alpinas have 4 doors and are historically the GC. I think it's the M8 GTS or something along those lines
Alpinas come in 2, 4, and 5-door variants.
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Agreed that Alpina street cars have always had an approach more geared towards touring than track (hence historically their more liberal adoption of automatic transmissions and torquey vs hi-rev engines) so with that type of GT wing, I'd put my money on it being an M GmbH product.

That being said, Alpina has also had quite a history with 2 door automobiles.





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Trim 800 lbs off of an M8 and then it will deserve a CSL badge on the boot.
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I've never seen an E36 M3 CSL at the mall.
For my part, I've never seen an E36 M3 CSL...

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In the introduction video of the M8 Moto GP safety car, the CEO of ///M hinted that they were testing new technology in the safety car that would eventually trickle down to production cars. I wonder if that technology will be part of the package tested here.

IMO, this is a CS. My understanding is that CSL variants will have much more significant body alterations.
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Maybe cuz I went from a mustang to a BMW. But am I the only one thinks an M8 like this might be able to keep up with new GT500? Both FiV8 4200+lb and with mustang now reaching $110k.
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Your garden variety M8 is a piece of crap only if you think it is.

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Make me feel special? No.
Make me feel proud that I purchased something special? Yes. 4 versions of basically the same car do not make it special. The e60 M5 was special. The e39 was special.
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