We know what you’re thinking. E46 M3 with a V10… E46 M3 CSL… Tom must really love E46 M3s! And you’d be right. But this one’s not just for the E46 fan. This is a BMW that has universal petrolhead appeal. Carbon fibre everywhere (with a slightly old-school patina to make it even cooler). Glorious-sounding, naturally-aspirated, high-revving, straight-six motor. Balanced 50/50, rear-drive chassis. Recaro Pole Positions, lashings of alcantara, 19-inch BBS rims, pumped-up bespoke body parts. The CSL ticks all the right boxes.
Indeed, it’s awesome even before you even drive it. And when you do? Well, we don’t need to tell you how good it is to drive, because you’ll have watched videos and read all about it many times already. Suffice to say, it’s one of BMW’s very best. Whether we’re talking looks, driving experience or simply all-round cool-car aura, the CSL has got it all. It’s not hard to see why some would consider it road car perfection.