The E46 M3 CSL was a masterpiece we regard as a classic, yet it was also a call to the future of BMW M.
Beyond the material science and its application to BMW M street cars - the design language also evolved.
The CSL introduced roundedness in its shapes to break away from its traditional design language.
I find the integrated ducktail'ed trunk embodies this change the most.
In this Special Series, I document the entire CSL'ification of The Phoenix, including the CSL trunk transformation.
It's lighter than the original CSL trunk.
I've curated all you need and more to fit the trunk.
Professional installation is required
At minimum, you will need professional paint services. I highly recommend you let a body shop fully fit the trunk.
It will most likely requires slight triming to the license plate lights, lock and rubber stopper fitting holes.
You will need to drill holes if you intend to fit the CSL trunk liner as well.
Here's the parts list using Genuine BMW parts.
License plate lights:
Blind Rivet Nuts: 46632347012 (2x)
Plug Terminal (Black): 61131378149 (2x)
Universal Terminal Pin: 61136931929
License Plate Light: 63267165646 (2x)
Snap In Receptacle: 61135A07B73 (4x)
Pin Contact: 61130070562 (2x)
BMW trunk badge: 51148219237
M badge for interior: 1161783126
CSL Trunk liner: 51497896451
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