BMW 3.0 CSL nameplate returns for M division’s golden jubilee celebration

BMW 3.0 CSL nameplate returns for M division’s golden jubilee celebration

KUALA LUMPUR: All year round, the BMW M division celebrated its 50th anniversary by introducing several new and striking models and organizing gatherings & events. Now as the year is coming to an end, here is probably one last model that pays homage to the 50 years of BMW M.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How much does the 2023 BMW 3.0 CSL costs?

    The 2023 BMW 3.0 CSL is limited to just 50 units and is priced at 750,000 Eur (approx. RM3,481,107).
  • In how many colour tones is the new BMW 3.0 CSL available?

    The car is hand painted by specialists in Alpine White tone with M stripes livery precisely positioned via laser projection and customized contour films. The whole process takes 6 days to complete.
  • Called the BMW 3.0 CSL, the model pays homage to the division's production car with the same moniker. Therefore, it might look similar to 2015 3.0 CSL Hommage and 2015 3.0 CSL Hommage R.

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    2023 BMW 3.0 CSL: Key details

    • It is based on the latest-gen BMW M4, obviously with a few extensive revisions
    • The exterior is inspired by the original 3.0 CSL and features a large grille, bumper vents, rear wing, ‘batmobile’-like front fenders, rear wing, rear top wing
    • The car extensively uses carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) which keeps the weight under control (used on the boot lid, bonnet lid, roof, and front & rear aprons)
    • There is minimal use of insulation materials which also keeps the car’s weight under check
    • The new 3.0 CSL rides on 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels, both with a center lock. Exclusively designed for the model, the wheels showcase a Y-spoke design and are finished in gold color.
    • The wheels are wrapped in Michelin tyres with the number ‘50’ embossed on the sidewalls
    • The car is hand painted by specialists in Alpine White tone with M stripes livery precisely positioned via laser projection and customized contour films. The whole process takes 6 days to complete
    • The cabin features M Carbon full bucket seats with removable headrest inserts, rear seats with two integrated helmet compartments, longitudinally adjustable seats
    • Mostly covered in Alcantara, the interior uses lightweight materials and carbon inserts
    • Its braking setup includes M carbon ceramic brakes with adjustable characteristic curves
    • Suspension is taken care of by a double-joint spring strut front axle and a five-link rear axle with Adaptive M suspension
    • The car is equipped with BMW’s Active M Differential

    On the mechanical front, the car is powered by a most powerful straight-six power plant on a road-legal BMW M. The 3.0-liter twin-turbo unit generates a maximum power of 560 hp along with a peak torque of 550 Nm. The drive is sent to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission with a ‘Shift Assistant.

    The 2023 BMW 3.0 CSL is limited to just 50 units and is priced at 750,000 Eur (approx. RM3,481,107).

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