BMW M4 CSL priced from $303,900

BMW has confirmed the extensive awaited and constrained-version M4 CSL for the Australian marketplace but is restricted-lipped on precisely how a lot of will find their way to Australian shores.

Not due to the fact 2003 when BMW introduced its E46 M3 CSL have we seen the hallowed ‘Competition Sport Lightweight’ moniker implement to a superior-performance BMW coupe.

Reported M3 CSL was revered from the second it was introduced many thanks to its motorsport pedigree, with lightweight panels, a spartan inside, race buckets, and negligible noise insulation for a thoroughly race motor vehicle-like knowledge.

Creature comforts had been couple and far in between, all in the identify of overall performance. In regular trim, air-conditioning and audio technique were left on the shelf, even though homeowners could have equipped them at the time of buy placement as no-price choices.

Cruise handle was also unavailable, as an indicator of the car’s solitary-minded intent.

Manufacturing was limited to just 1400 models, with Australia landing just 23 of the world develop allocation.

This newest incarnation of the CSL nameplate requires light-weight measures and performance to the up coming amount in the calendar year that BMW M celebrates its 50th anniversary.

BMW M has stripped a massive 100kg from the M4 Opposition Coupe to give the new CSL a 1625kg dry body weight. The stripped-out interior and light-weight characteristics like carbon-fibre panels, wheels, springs, struts and paired-back soundproofing lead noticeably to the general weight reduction.

The M Carbon full-bucket seats upholstered in black leather-based with red alcantara inserts up entrance save 24kg by itself as opposed with the standard seats in the M4 Level of competition. The backrest angle is preset, even though seat top can only be adjusted in the workshop eradicating the require for electric powered motors.

There is no rear seats alternatively, there are two helmet storage models again there, as nicely as a carbon-fibre centre console, anthracite-colored headliner, M Alcantara steering wheel and carbon-fibre trim bits.

The M4 CSL launches as the most potent highway-lawful variation the across all 6 generations of the M3/M4, with a labored version of the 3.-litre twin-turbo straight-6 powerplant. For the confined version model, it provides 405kW of electrical power – a 30kW hike over the M4 Levels of competition.

It achieves this thanks to a larger degree of demand pressure and certain motor management calibration. In other terms, they’ve dialled up the increase and tinkered with the code of the Eu appropriately.

Push is put completely to the rear wheels by way of BMW’s 8-pace M torque converter transmission.

Complementary to the lightweight steps and electric power hike are distinct chassis enhancements this sort of as aluminium front-stop strut braces and a bespoke suspension established-up that also integrates adaptive M suspension as conventional gear.

The M4 CSL rides 8mm lower than the M4 Competitiveness, giving it undeniably low-slung profile, when conventional fit carbon ceramic brakes supply significant halting ability.

All this equates to file-breaking effectiveness, with the CSL now on major of the chief board for collection-production BMW lap times at the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife, achieving a 7:15.677.

The regular sprint time is reached in 3.7-seconds – shaving two tenths of the M4 Level of competition – on the way to a top rated speed of 307km/h. For reference, the zero to 100 time of the new lightweight contender is two tenths slower than the all-paw variants of the M3 and M4 Competitors.

An intense exterior styling package deal leaves you in no doubt of the M4 CSL’s intent. It can be optioned in unique Frozen Brooklyn Grey metallic exterior finish with purple touches on the bonnet, roof and side skirts, though Sapphire Black and Alpine White are also out there.

Carbon fibre areas abound across the exterior, with the light-weight composite utilized to the kidney grille, front splitter and air curtains.

In line with the M5 CS – a motor vehicle we’re at this time highway testing throughout Europe – the M4 CSL attributes GT racecar-derived yellow reduced- and higher-beam BMW Laserlights. The rear lights also have a new technology with threads in the handles. It all would make for a unique visual appeal.

As with the M3 CSL, the new design also carries a unique ducktail spoiler – a attribute designed to boost downforce in excess of the rear stop.

Apart from the bespoke carbon pews, the interior includes an array of digital general performance features. While not exclusive to the M4 CSL, they involve M Drift Analyser for score of one’s drifts, and M Laptimer.

The latter seems hardly ever more suitable supplied the CSL’s efficiency on track.


The CSL is priced at $303,900 right before on-roads, with an Australian introduction set for Q4 of 2022.

For context the M4 Opposition is $182,500. A base M4 manual is about half the price of the CSL.

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