The BMW 3.0 CSL is the most exclusive automobile BMW M has ever produced and combines a unique design with a puristic performance experience.
The exceptional high-performance car conveys to the present day in an extremely focused manner the concept created in the 1970s of applying racetrack technology designed for sheer driving pleasure on the road.
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All facets of its character – dynamic exterior elegance, a classic sportscar cockpit, intelligent lightweight construction, a straight 6-cylinder engine, manual transmission and rear-wheel drive – are based on traditional principles of a BMW M automobile.
They complement each other with the help of the latest technology to create the ultimate symbol of fascination for top performance in the style of the brand that has been successful for 50 years.
To reduce weight in the body and chassis areas, carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) is used exceptionally high in addition to the minimal use of insulating material. The BMW 3.0 CSL features CFRP components on virtually all bodywork sections. In addition to the roof, bonnet and boot lid, the front and rear aprons are made entirely of carbon. The front and back side panel attachments, the side sills, the rear diffuser, the rear wing and the rear spoiler are also made of high-tech material.
The version of inline 6-cylinder engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology, which was further developed exclusively for the BMW 3.0 CSL, mobilises a maximum output of 412 kW (560 hp). Thus, the model features the most powerful straight-six engine ever used in a road-legal BMW M automobile. The power unit possesses the same technological roots as the power unit of the current DTM winning car.
he 3.0-litre power unit offers spontaneous high revving thanks to the typical M high-revving concept and comprises, among other things, an extremely rigid crankcase in a sleeveless closed-deck design, a forged lightweight crankshaft and a cylinder head core featuring 3D printing technology.