Originally Posted by K3N R3D
The thing is 18" wheels are not an option on the M3 CSL. Only the 19" CSL wheels from BBS that we all know very well. And as far as I know, ( and I could be wrong) the Standard M3 was designed on 18" wheels.
Let's say the following statements are true. (18" wheels perform better than 19" wheels, and the CSL is the performance brand for BMW's M division. CSL owners are more interested in performance than standard M3 owners.)
If it were merely a matter of sacrificing aesthetics for performance, why not give the option for both?
I submit that there is always the exception in every case and I'm hardly an expert, but this one seems to fall right in that category.
Sorry mate, I think you didn't understand what I was meaning. Basically a car can only truly be set-up for one wheel/tyre size, the fact that BMW didn't offer any other option on the CSL proves as much. But in the standard M3 we were given a choice and because of this that is why we are debating the merits of each.