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BMW celebrates the 10th anniversary of the M3 CSL

BMW has released a new video to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the M3 CSL.

Designed to be the ultimate sports coupe, the M3 CSL had a stripped out interior and a lighter rear window. The car also featured a number of lightweight components including a carbon fiber reinforced plastic roof, center console and trunk. Thanks to these modifications, the M3 CSL tipped the scales at approximately 1,385 kg (3,054 lb) which was more than 110 kg (243 lb) lighter than the standard M3.

Besides going on a diet, engineers tweaked the engine to produce 360 HP (265 kW). This enabled the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and hit an electronically-limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

A total of 1,383 M3 CSLs were built and all the cars were sold “within the space of a few months.”