A First Look at the New BMW 3.0 CSL

BMW 3.0 CSL: BMW enthusiasts may safely conclude that 2022 has been good to them because they not only received the much-anticipated M3 Touring but also the M4 CSL and the new M2.

The 3.0 CSL’s rebirth serves as the pinnacle of M’s 50th-anniversary festivities, saving the best for last.

The current E9 is hailed as the “most exclusive special model” in M’s history, paying homage to the Coupe Sport Lightweight of the 1970s.

BMW 3.0 CSL Highlights:

  • In addition to the well-known kidney grille
  • The grille’s framing is also finished in satin chrome.
  • 20- and 21-inch size wheels
  • It also has a vintage-styled M Power logo
  • 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine is rated at 550 Nm
  • 553 horsepower (412 kW) (404 lb-ft)
  • Bucket chairs made entirely of carbon

BMW 3.0 CSL First Look:

BMW 3.0 CSL Front View
BMW 3.0 CSL Front View, Image: BMW

A lattice-shaped insert with a diamond structure has been added to the iconic kidney grille, which is modeled after the 3.0 CSL Hommage concept from 2015. The side window surrounds and the grille’s frame also has satin metal finishes.

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The massive recessed areas in the front apron are reminiscent of the original 3.0 CSL while also cooling the brakes and engine. Another nod to the 1970s model is the air fins installed on the hood.

BMW 3.0 CSL Side Profile
BMW 3.0 CSL Side Profile, Image: BMW

In honor of vintage race cars and the current M4 GT3, the laser headlights from the M4 CSL include the same yellow accents. The side profile exposes protruding fenders and center lock forged wheels with 20- and 21-inch diameters.

The gleaming, gold-painted shoes have a Y-spoke design and are shod with custom Michelin tires that have the number “50” imprinted on the sidewall to commemorate M’s fifty-year anniversary.

BMW 3.0 CSL Rear:

BMW 3.0 CSL Rear
BMW 3.0 CSL Rear, Image: BMW

The rear of the vehicle has the most evident resemblance to the vintage design thanks to BMW M’s addition of a large wing in the iconic Batmobile design. The wing is as large as the full 3.0 CSL’s derrière and has enclosed sides, exactly like the original did fifty years ago.

It also features a retro-styled M Power logo. A roof-mounted spoiler resembling the E9 model completes the huge aero feature, The new 3.0 CSL, painted Alpine White Uni with the classic M logos

BMW 3.0 CSL Engine:
BMW 3.0 CSL Engine
BMW 3.0 CSL Engine, Image: BMW

BMW 3.0 CSL is powered by the Bavarian inline-six engine that is the most potent ever installed. The 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine is rated at 550 Nm and 553 horsepower (412 kW) (404 lb-ft).

Strangely, compared to the M4 Competition and M4 CSL, the torque figure is actually lower by a considerable 100 Nm (74 lb-ft). This is probably due to the ultra-exclusive special edition’s six-speed manual gearbox’s inability to handle the entire torque.

BMW 3.0 CSL Rear Tyre
BMW 3.0 CSL Rear Tyre, Image: BMW

BMW has installed an M differential in the rear wheels, which gets all power from the three-pedal transmission. Both a track-focused adaptive M suspension with electronically regulated shock absorbers and carbon-ceramic brakes are standard.

Full carbon bucket seats, CFRP door card trim, and a white gear shifter are all found inside.

Only 50 uniquely numbered cars will be produced by BMW over a period of around three months. While some of the CFRP parts will be made by hand, the paint job calls for a specific procedure

In a labor-intensive procedure that can take up to 10 days, each car goes through no less than eight assembly cycles at the same number of production locations.

BMW 3.0 CSL Video Preview

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