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BMW E46 M3 CSL 3.2 S54 engine & sequential gearbox

Advert ID: 43751 £9,500 GBP

Advert Began: Mar 4, 2020, 18:23
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Very rare genuine E46 M3 CSL engine for sale.

The CSL engine is extremely rare to find as a stand alone item and has multiple differences to the 3.2ltr S54 from the standard M3.

This would be ideal for an E46 M3 CSL owner to acquire as a spare for their car, or as a very potent engine package for a road, trackday or race build.

The complete package has been developed for use in an E30/E30 M3, however the owner decided to revert to a period correct 2.3ltr S14 engine in his M3 build so this combination is now available for sale.

E46 M3 3.2ltr S54 engine complete with lightweight flywheel, competition clutch, Sellholm MPG/Drenth 5 speed sequential gearbox (including lever and digital indicator), stand alone engine harness, DTA management system, prop-shaft, tubular exhaust manifold, exhaust system and engine cross member/mounts to suit a BMW E30 installation. The motor and gearbox have both been fully inspected and refurbished with ARP hardware used throughout. Multiple airboxes available to suit different installations.

Gearbox features a 1.04 drop gear giving the following ratios: 1st 2.26 (2.35), 2nd 1.58 (1.65), 3rd 1.22 (1.27), 4th 1.04 (1.08), 5th 0.89 (0.92).

The engine has been mapped to over 380bhp on an engine dyno, however this was backed off in vehicle to ~365bhp providing a nicer and more driveable power/torque curve.

The package can be split to separate the engine/gearbox/E30 installation kit as follows:

3.2ltr S54 CSL engine complete with harness and DTA management system £9,500
Sellholm MPG/Drenth 5 speed sequential gearbox £5,000
E30 installation kit including exhaust manifold, system and cross member £1,000
Entire engine/gearbox/installation kit price £15,000

We also have various E30 and E30 M3 base vehicles in stock suitable for project builds utilising this motor/gearbox package.

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Rally Prep

Member Since:
20 Aug 2014

St Columb Major, TR9 6SF

Phone: +44 (0) 1637 498184

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Seller Accepts:
Bank Transfer, Cash on Collection