Optics: red accents for the M4 CSL
The appearance of the M4 CSL is always sporty. The BMW now breathes even more freely through the kidney thanks to lighter and more air-permeable inlays, the carbon front lip with side wings ensures contact pressure on the front axle, and the visible carbon parts on the bonnet allow a view of the fiber structure.
To bring a bit of life into the booth, the designers have made cutbacks, but only for decorative purposes. Kidneys and visible carbon strips are edged in red, aprons and sill panels are emphasized in red, the CFRP roof is lined in red and the brake calipers of the carbon-ceramic brake system are also red.
Greetings from the M3 CSL. Laser taillights shine on the right and left for the first time – and six years after the M4 GTS with OLED technology in the taillights, they show what is possible in terms of lighting technology in 2022. A little further down: classically arranged tailpipes that form the end of the titanium rear silencer. In combination with reduced insulation, the M4 CSL should sound lively when equipped in this way.
Interior: no rear seat, but helmet nets
To attest the rigid shells immense lateral support borders on an understatement. Let’s put it this way: the optional M carbon bucket seats from the M3 and M4 seem almost soft compared to the full shells of the CSL.
Technical adjustments: less ground clearance and new strut brace
Matters of honor are the supersport M4 lowering by 8 millimeters, CSL-specific axle kinematics with more negative camber, a new strut brace on the front axle and ball joints instead of rubber joints on the rear axle.
Weight savings: Lightweight construction isn’t just in the name of the M4
And now let’s mentally draw a line and recap what the lightweight construction efforts have achieved. According to the M GmbH, it has saved 100 kilograms of weight compared to an M4 Competition. With an unladen weight of 1625 kilograms, the M4 CSL weighs significantly less than the Competition M4, but is – to be fair – not super light.
Engine and driving performance: more power for the BMW special model
The result: 3.7 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h. Seven seconds later they are at 200 km/h. It only ends at 307 km/h. The M4 CSL’s Nordschleife time of 7:20.207 minutes proves that things aren’t just going straight straight ahead: 7:20.207 minutes, making the new CSL the fastest road BMW of all.
Price and limitation: BMW M GmbH will only produce 1000 pieces
Of course, M GmbH rewards all of this handsomely. Because for the M4 CSL BMW requires at least 165,200 euros. To make matters worse, only 1000 copies of CSL III will be made. It looks like the acronym CSL could continue to unleash all sorts of emotions.