BMW E9 3.0 CSL OEM Paint Color Options

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BMW E9 CSL Verona Red
BMW E9 CSL Polaris
BMW E9 CSL Ceylon Metallic
The BMW E9 3.0 CSL is similar to the E30 M3 in that it was manufactured as a homologation special to allow the car to be eligible to race in the European Touring Car Championship.  The 3.0 CSL was unveiled in 1971 at the Geneva Motor show, production ran from May 1971 thru October 1975 for a total production run of 1,265 units.   The CSL designation stood for "Coupe Sport Lightweight" making a non optioned example 440 points lighter than the same 3.0 CS version.  BMW managed to remove weight from the standard CS version by using thinner steel throughout the body, plastic side windows, aluminum doors, trunk, hood, removal of sound dampening and trim among other reductions.   The 500 cars shipped to the UK had an optional "City Package" which made the car heavier as it retained more of the conveniences of the standard car to make it more driver friendly.  The City Package retained electric windows, front bumper, power steering, sound dampening, rear defrost, tool kit, trunk lock and chassis undercoating protection among others.

BMW E9 CSL OEM Paint Color Options

PAINT NAME PAINT CODE SAMPLE NOTES
Colorado Orange 002 One of Four options offered on early carbureted cars
Ceylon Metallic 008 3.0 L versions (Fuel Injected LHD & RHD only) only
Siena Brown 009 -
Inka 022 One of Four options offered on early carbureted cars
Verona 024 One of Four options offered on early carbureted cars
Garnet Red Metallic 025 -
Fjord Metallic 037 -
Baikal Blue Metallic 042 3.0 L versions (Fuel Injected LHD & RHD only) only
Polaris Metallic 060 Available only on 3.2 liters with M tri-color stripes
Turquoise Metallic 065 -
Golf Yellow 070 One of Four options offered on early carbureted cars
Taiga Metallic 072 -
Chamonix 085 Available only on 3.2 liters with M tri-color stripes
Black 086 -

BMW E9 CSL Taiga Metallic
BMW E9 CSL Silver
BMW E9 CSL Polaris
BMW E9 CSL Ceylon
BMW E9 CSL Verona Red
BMW E9 CSL Colorado Orange
BMW E9 CSL Golf Yellow

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