BMW is currently busy giving the M4 CSL a finishing touch before next month’s big debut. A partially disguised prototype was seen performing test rounds in Nবারrburging the other day. You can call it a coupe sport lightweight by taking in extra air on the ducktail spoiler and front bumper.
It still has the size and shape of the standard M4’s Look-A-M grill, but the pattern now has the “Y” element. BMW has probably applied its rotating camo to the quarter window to hide the lack of rear seats. CSL will lose more than 100 kilograms (220 pounds) and part of its Draconian diet can actually eliminate the back seat.
Much like other inbound M cars, the M3 Turing will get BMW’s regenerated CSL iDrive 8, although the lower M4 has an older setup. After seeing the new infotainment in the i3 sedan for China, the full 3 Series LCI lineup is likely to switch to the latest technology.
Changes to headlights and taillights are also expected, but there is nothing to write home about Underneath the hood, the inline-six 3.0-liter engine will likely be massaged to give extra punch above 503 hp in the M4 competition. The twin-turbo S58 can be dialed at roughly 550 hp, sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic.
More power, less weight, RWD, but only automatic
As previously reported, the M4 CSL will not be offered with a six-speed manual, nor will it have xDrive. If the rumors are true, BMW will limit production of about 1,000 vehicles and ship more than 300 to the United States. Since the prototype was seen at Green Hale, the latest Intel indicates that the car has already lapped the famous German track at a range of less than seven minutes.
The premiere is set for the end of May, with M3 Turing, M2, and XM coming soon. They are set for 2022, a milestone for the M Division as it celebrates its 50th anniversary.
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