– Released to mark the 50th anniversary of BMW’s M Division.
– Follows in the wheel tracks of successful special-edition models from earlier generations of the BMW M3/M4, most notably the BMW M3 CSL from 2003 and the BMW M4 GTS unveiled in 2016.
– Priced at $303,900, with Australian introduction set for Q4, 2022.
– Production of the special-edition model will begin in a limited run of exactly 1000 examples in July 2022.
– CSL stands for “Competition, Sport, Lightweight”, referencing the critical role of weight-minimised design in achieving success in motorsport.
– The M4 CSL is 100kg lighter than the M4 Competition, weighing 1625kg.
– Power output of the 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder engine is increased to 405kW, while torque peaks at 650Nm. This engine is based on the same engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology found in the BMW M4 GT3 racing car.
– CSL accelerates from 0-100km/h in just 3.7 seconds and hits 0-200km/h in 10.7 seconds.
– The fastest series production BMW around the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife with a lap time of 7:15.677.
– M Carbon full bucket seats have reduced weight by 24 kilograms.
– Twenty-one kilograms were saved by removing the rear seats and seat belts, integrating a partition and making the associated modifications to the luggage compartment.
– Chassis changes, including the addition of extra-lightweight M Carbon ceramic brakes and special light-alloy wheels, springs and struts, lowered the figure by around another 21 kilograms.
– Paring back the amount of soundproofing plus switching to ultra-lightweight sound insulation saved around 15 kilograms, while the use of components made from carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) deducted some eleven kilograms.
– A CFRP roof, bonnet, boot lid and centre console.
– A titanium rear silencer cuts more than four kilograms from the weight of the exhaust system.
– Detail modifications to areas such as the BMW kidney grille, rear lights, floor mats and automatic climate control shave off another four kilograms.
– The body of the BMW M4 CSL is painted in the exclusive Frozen Brooklyn Grey metallic as standard.
– The carbon-fibre structure of the body components is visible in various areas, including the two chiselled indents in the bonnet that are highlighted by red outlines.
– Red accent lines also bring extra emphasis to the two fins on the CFRP roof of the new BMW M4 CSL, the contours of its side sills, the black model badges, and the model-specific CFRP splitters and air curtain inserts in the front apron.
– BMW Laserlight headlights.
– LED rear lights that have intricate light threads woven into them which are illuminated using laser technology.
– Increase in the maximum charge pressure of the two mono-scroll turbochargers from 1.7 bar to 2.1 bar and model-specific tweaks to the engine management.
– Both the cooling and oil supply systems are designed to handle the particular challenges presented by track driving.
– A twin-tailpipe exhaust system with electrically controlled flaps and weight-minimised titanium rear silencer.
– The drive torque produced by the engine is relayed to the rear wheels of the new BMW M4 CSL via an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic.
– In the engine compartment, a composition of front-end strut braces developed entirely from scratch increases the body rigidity.
– Individually tuned axle kinematics and model-specific wheel camber settings, dampers, auxiliary springs and anti-roll bars optimise steering precision, transmission of lateral control forces when cornering, spring and damping response, and wheel location.
– A drop in ride height of eight millimetres compared with the BMW M4 Competition.
– Adaptive M suspension with electronically controlled dampers, electromechanical M Servotronic steering with variable ratio and M Carbon ceramic brakes.
– The standard-fitted M Traction Control function with model-specific track tuning.
– Also specified as standard are forged M light-alloy wheels in an exclusive cross-spoke design (19 inches at the front axle and 20 inches at the rear). These are fitted with high-performance tyres specially developed for the special-edition model in size 275/35 ZR19 (front) and 285/30 ZR20 (rear).
– Seats have a fixed backrest angle, forward/back adjustments can be made manually, and the seat height can only be adjusted in a workshop using a three-stage screw linkage. The M Carbon full bucket seats also have detachable head restraints and allow the integration of a six-point belt system.
– M Alcantara steering wheel, anthracite-coloured headliner, carbon fibre interior trim strips, “CSL” badges on the seats, centre console and rear panel, plus M-specific displays. Merino leather trim with extended features and M seat belts are also standard.
– Two helmet storage units can be found in the rear compartment.
– The M-specific control/operation system includes the M Setup button for direct access to numerous vehicle settings and two M buttons on the steering wheel for storing preferred configurations.
– Standard equipment also features the M Drive Professional system including M Drift Analyser and M Laptimer, plus the M Mode button for activating the ROAD, SPORT and TRACK settings.
– The BMW Live Cockpit Professional comprises a fully digital screen grouping made up of an instrument cluster with a 12.3-inch screen diagonal behind the steering wheel and a 10.25-inch control display. Among its functions are the navigation system BMW Maps, the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, smartphone integration, telephony with wireless charging and a Wi-Fi interface. The BMW Head-Up Display with M-specific elements and the BMW Drive Recorder can be ordered from the options list.
– Standard specification includes automatic climate control, Park Distance Control, Front Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning and Speed Limit Info. Two-zone automatic climate control, an alarm, and the Driving Assistant and Parking Assistant systems are available as options.
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