BMW’s M division has unveiled its most up-to-date job – the motorsport-impressed 560hp 3. CSL coupé – but only 50 versions are up for grabs.
The launch of this restricted run coupé brings BMW M’s 50th anniversary celebrations to a near, the efficiency-targeted sub-division commenting that the 3. CSL is the “most exceptional distinctive model” it has at any time developed.
It is also run by the most powerful straight six engine it has ever set in a highway legal automobile – a 3.-litre twin-turbocharged powertrain that creates 560hp and 550 Nm of torque. The coupé is only available with a 6-speed guide gearbox.
Like the M4 CSL that went on sale earlier this calendar year, the 3. CSL is encouraged by BMW M’s past motorsport triumphs. The coupé’s design characteristics a selection of obvious nods to the championship-winning unique BMW 3. CSL racing automobile from the 1970s, which includes the racing livery, yellow-tinted LED headlights, chunky rear fenders and a substantial rear spoiler.
To conserve fat, BMW M engineers have opted to make the roof out of carbon fibre, although the bonnet, bootlid, side sills, rear diffuser and the steel frames behind the entrance and rear bumper are designed of an undisclosed “lightweight” material.
The coupé comes with BMW M’s differential and adaptive suspension packages, as properly as carbon-ceramic brakes that offer thermal balance and “extremely high” don resistance.
With more substantial wheel arches than the BMW M3, the 3. CSL sits on 20-inch wheels in the front and 21-inch wheels in the back again. The sidewalls of the car’s Michelin tyres will be embossed with the number ’50’, to mark 50 yrs of BMW M car background.
Stepping inside, the inside functions carbon bucket seats, behind which there is a tiny storage area. The seats, steering wheel and roof liner are wrapped in Alcantara leather, that includes white stitching that mirrors the exterior bodywork. The start off/quit button and the M buttons on the steering wheel are finished in crimson.
Each individual of the 50 versions will be supplied a quantity (1 to 50) when it will come off the production line, and this amount will be embossed on the passenger aspect of the dashboard.
That sums up what we know about the BMW 3. CSL so considerably, the company is yet to announce its pricing, and it is unfamiliar how quite a few of these 50 models will be reserved for United kingdom sale. The coupé will be produced at BMW’s Dingolfing plant in Germany, with creation taking close to three months.