BMW are teasing car aficionados again they’ve made a new CSL and are making us wait till the 22nd of May to see it, how cruel. The original 3.0 CSL was made in 1972 and was a homologation special for the European Touring Car Championship. It was nicknamed the Batmobile for obvious reasons. At over 120MPH those giant spoilers were rumoured to provide up 90KG of down force to the car.
The new car based on the M4 will be revealed at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. I’d expect something similar to the CLK Black, from Mercedes, a super focused hardcore drivers car, built for nothing more than driving pleasure. Engine wise I suspect a tuned version of the M4’s standard 3.0 twin turbo straight 6 will be slotted in. Many people are expecting the M4 to finally hit 500BHP with this car with over 600lb ft of torque, not that the original lacks power.
Its currently not known if BMW will make a production model, we may find out on the 22nd, personally I hope they do the M4 is a great car and I think the CSL will make it a better more focused drivers car rather than the footballers car the current model is. If they do make a production model expect there to not be many as there were only 1039 of the original 3.0 CSL. So get your orders in quickly.
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