Optics: red accents for M4 CSL
The look of the M4 CSL is always sporty. BMW now breathes more freely through the kidneys thanks to a lighter and more breathable lining, a carbon front lip with side wings ensures contact pressure on the front axle, and a visible carbon section on the hood allows a view of the fiber structure.
To bring a little life to the booth, the designers have made cuts, but only for decorative purposes. The kidneys and visible carbon strips are painted red, the apron and sill panels are accentuated in red, the CFRP roof is painted red and the brake calipers of the carbon-ceramic brake system are also red.
Greetings from M3 CSL. Laser taillights shone right and left for the first time – and six years after the M4 GTS with OLED technology in the taillights, the taillights show what’s possible in terms of lighting technology in 2022. A little further down: the classic-tuned tailpipes that forming the tip of the titanium rear damper. Combined with reduced insulation, the M4 CSL will sound alive when equipped this way.
Interior: no back seat, but helmet net
To prove the rigid shell of the enormous lateral support limit on the understatement. Let’s put it this way: the optional M carbon bucket seats from the M3 and M4 seem almost cushioned compared to the full-shell CSL.
Technical adjustments: less ground clearance and new struts
Honors are the M4 supersport lowered by 8 millimeters, CSL-specific axle kinematics with a more negative camber, new strut supports on the front axle and ball joints instead of rubber joints on the rear axle.
Weight savings: Lightweight construction not just in the name of the M4
And now let’s mentally draw the line and recap what the light construction effort has accomplished. According to M GmbH, this has saved 100 kilograms of weight compared to the M4 Competition. At 1625 kilograms unloaded, the M4 CSL is a lot lighter than the Competition M4, but – to be honest – not super light.
Engine and driving performance: more power for BMW-only models
The result: 3.7 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h. Seven seconds later they were at 200 km/h. It only ends at 307 km/h. The Nordschleife M4 CSL’s time of 7:20,207 minutes proves that things aren’t just straight forward: 7:20,207 minutes, making the new CSL the fastest road BMW of all.
Price and limitations: BMW M GmbH will only produce 1000 pieces
Of course, M GmbH values all of this dearly. Because for the M4 CSL, BMW needs at least 165,200 euros. Worse, only 1000 copies of CSL III will be made. It seems like the acronym CSL can keep on releasing all sorts of emotions.