M4 CSL-based special edition coming soon

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BMW M turned 50 this yr and BMW is celebrating in an enormous approach. We have already seen new M3 Touring and M4 CSL fashions launched, and there is additionally an M3 CS, redesigned M2, and standalone M SUV all coming.

Additionally within the pipeline is an M4 CSL-based 3.0 CSL homage coming to essentially have fun this yr’s fiftieth anniversary of BMW M with bang. BMW M boss Frank van Meel posted pictures of a prototype on social media in June and now we have got recent spy pictures and video taken throughout a latest Nürburgring run.

The debut is predicted to happen quickly.

The automotive is a contemporary tackle the three.0 CSL homologation particular launched in 1972, the primary automotive launched by BMW M. BMW beforehand honored the three.0 CSL with the three.0 CSL Hommage idea vehicles unveiled within the final decade, and a few of the styling parts of these ideas seem to have made it onto the three.0 CSL homage manufacturing model.

Essentially the most dramatic departure from the styling of the donor M4 CSL is the brand new entrance finish which is extra rounded and fitted with distinctive designs for the headlights, hood, grille, and fascia. The rear can also be distinctive, from the roof spoiler on down. Pumped fenders additionally recommend a wider monitor.

The brand new physique is considered comprised of carbon fiber, which means the curb weight ought to be considerably lighter than the three,640 kilos of the M4 CSL, which itself is a few 240 kilos lighter than the common M4’s weight.

BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage concept, 2015 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage idea, 2015 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

Energy will virtually actually come from the M4’s twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6, which we hear will likely be dialed up nearer to 600 hp from the 543 hp of the M4 CSL. Rumored efficiency claims embody a embody a 0-60 mph time of about 3.5 seconds and a prime velocity approaching 200 mph. Curiously, the automotive is considered working a 6-speed handbook as a substitute of the M4 CSL’s 8-speed automated.

In case you need one, be ready to pay at the very least 750,000 euros (roughly $789,150), if the rumors show correct. And apparently solely 50 examples are deliberate, which means they’re in all probability already offered out.

Keep tuned.

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