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BMW 3.0 CSL - New collector's luck from Munich

BMW's M department is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The final highlight of the anniversary is a new edition of the 3.0 CSL, 50 of which will be built.

The 1971 CSL, produced between 1975 and 3.0, is one of the legendary models in BMW's long car history. Now there is a limited new edition based on the M4 coupe. As the 3.0 CSL, however, this base has been modified, made lighter and trimmed for more dynamics. BMW wants to produce 50 copies.

Lightweight construction, special paint and large wings are among the special features of the BMW 3.0 CSL

The heart of the 3.0 CSL is the three-liter straight-six known from the M4 Competition, whose output has been increased to 412 kW/560 hp. The power is sent to the rear axle, which is equipped with a limited-slip differential, via a manual six-speed gearbox with shift assistant. To the lightweight measures includes various body parts made of CFRP, Titanium rear silencer or carbon full bucket seats inside. Instead of a back seat, the rear area offers storage with two helmet compartments. There are also ceramic brake discs with a diameter of 40 centimeters at the front and 38 centimeters at the rear, which are gripped by six-piston brake calipers painted red (at the front).

Inside, the 3.0 CSL offers a lot of carbon

BMW does not name any driving performance for the 3.0 CSL. The power wedge, which probably weighs around 1,6 tons, should do the sprint to 100 in a good four seconds and crack the 300 mark.

Mario Hommen / SP-X

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