Status Gruppe Tuning CSL Trunk Lid V1 Review
Status Gruppe Tuning is based out of San Diego, CA and they specialize in a wide variety of BMW aftermarket parts from stainless steel catless headers to carbon fiber exterior parts. They make a lot of E46 M3 parts and one of my favorite, the CSL trunk lid.
A lot of companies make a replica CSL trunk lid, but I was worried about their fitment issues and unhappy about the styling. Keyhole fitment, trunk alignment, trunk handle attachment (OEM CSL does not have the trunk handle piece) and tail design were my biggest concerns. The Status Gruppe mold addressed all those concerns so I pulled the trigger. I could not be any more satisfied. I placed an order with Mike Migs at Status Gruppe and picked up the trunk from their Chino Hills warehouse the next day.
Although I probably could have installed it myself, I chose to take it to Platte Forme A.G. to get it painted and installed. Although the fitment is great, you need to play around with the trunk adjustments to get it sitting just right. If you’re shopping around for a CSL trunk for the E46 M3, check out Status Gruppe Tuning.