As part of BMW M’s 50th anniversary celebrations, it is presenting a special-edition car based on its successful high-performance models in the premium midsize segment. The new BMW M4 CSL blends old-school racing passion with innovative technology to create an inimitable performance experience.
The genes the M4 CSL shares with its competition-spec sibling, the BMW M4 GT3, reflect in its performance attributes. In test runs on the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife circuit, the BMW M4 CSL posted the fastest lap times ever for a series-produced BMW car. Acceleration times of 3.7 seconds from 0 to 100 kph and 10.7 seconds from 0 to 200 kph are also impressive.
The acronym ‘CSL’ stands for ‘Competition, Sport, Lightweight’, referring to the importance of lightweight design in achieving success in motorsports. For BMW M, the world premiere of the new BMW M4 CSL at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is one of the highlights of its 50th anniversary year. The special-edition model will be produced in a limited run of 1,000 cars at the BMW Group Plant in Dingolfing beginning in July 2022.
The exterior Frozen Brooklyn Grey metallic shade teams up with exposed carbon-fibre surfaces and red accents to create a visually expressive appearance of sporting purity. Customers can also order their new M4 CSL in Alpine White solid or Sapphire Black metallic paint. The optionally available BMW Laserlight headlights illuminate in yellow rather than white, bringing to mind the look of successful GT racing cars.
The BMW M4 CSL’s model-specific powertrain is based on the same high-revving in-line six-cylinder engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology found in the BMW M4 GT3 racing car. The engine produces 550 bhp at 6250 rpm and 66.28 kgm of peak torque between 2750 and 5950 rpm. The car also comes with an 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic.
Additionally, the standard-fitted M Traction Control function with model-specific track tuning lets the driver set individual intervention thresholds for wheel slip limitation. The comfort-enhancing features and driver assistance systems further focus on essentials, keeping with its intelligent lightweight design approach and puristic vehicle concept.