BMW M4 CSL has been announced and it’s a limited run, quicker version of the already quick BMW M4. It is touted as the track-focussed 4-series and will be available for 1,000 lucky customers worldwide. BMW M4 CSL also celebrates BMW M division’s 50th anniversary.
CSL in BMW M4 CSL stands for “Competition, Sport, and Lightweight” and is more than 100kgs lighter than the standard BMW M4. Prices start around $140,000 (roughly Rs. 1.09 crore). Expect it to be more expensive in India, owing to import duties and taxes. Production is set to begin in July.
Under the hood, the BMW M4 CSL gets the same 3.0-litre, inline six-cylinder turbo petrol engine that is capable of producing 543hp and 650Nm of torque. This makes it the most powerful M3/ M4 model ever produced. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox and power is fed to the rear wheels. It is said to achieve a 0-100 time of 3.7 seconds.
Other changes to the M4 CSL over the regular M4 include 24kg lighter seats with a six-point harness and removable headrests, staggered size forged alloy wheels, and reworked aluminium front end sections. It also includes different camber settings, dampers, auxiliary springs, and anti-roll bars. The CSL also sits 8mm lower than the standard M4.
Similarities include the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.5-inch infotainment system. Alongside, it also gets dual-zone climate control, frontal collision warning, and lane departure system as standard. Optional features include BMW’s driving and parking assistance systems.
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