The BMW M3 CSL (the 2003 E46 3 Series, code-name fans) is widely regarded as one of the greatest BMW M cars, like, evs. We think so too, as you can see in our mega Autocar Heroes triple test where we pitch it alongside an M2 Competition and an E30 M3.
But it was hampered by one thing: its SMG robotised manual gearbox.
Now, one engineer and a specialist from 'Everything M3s' in Banbury, UK, has sought to set things right, by converting an M3 CSL SMG to manual - and offering it for sale.
How does it change BMW's legendary, if flawed, gem?