BMW 3.0 CSL

THE 3.0 CSL

The ultimate expression of M Legacy

A crowning finale of an anniversary year marked by fascinating highlights: 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. 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.

 

BMW 3.0 CSL: Fuel consumption in l/100km (combined): 11.0 (WLTP); CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 249 (WLTP)

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THE 3.0 CSLThe ultimate expression of M Legacy

5 POWERFUL FACTS:

  • 01 Comeback of a legend
  • 02 Max. output 412 kW (560 hp)
  • 03 Only 50 units available for sale
  • 04 Handmade production in Bavaria
  • 05 Outstanding share of carbon fibre parts
THE 3.0 CSL

THE 3.0 CSL (2023). WALK-AROUND.

UNMISTAKABLY DESIGN.

Emotional encounter with the history and the present of the world’s most powerful letter: numerous exclusive details are unmistakably based on the design of the legendary coupe from the 1970s.
BMW 3.0 CSL front, kidney and bonnet
BMW 3.0 CSL rear, spoiler and exhaust system
BMW 3.0 CSL Hofmeister kink and roof spoiler
BMW 3.0 CSL exclusive interior trim
BMW 3.0 CSL carbon rear wing
BMW 3.0 CSL forged light-alloy wheels with centre lock
BMW 3.0 CSL front, kidney and bonnet

EXPRESSIVE BMW KIDNEY.

The model-specific kidney frame as well as the side bezel are finished in satin aluminium – a design feature that emphasises the special status of the BMW 3.0 CSL.

BMW 3.0 CSL rear, spoiler and exhaust system

“BATMOBILE” REAR WING.

Powerful rear view with the rear wing, which is enclosed at the side, four-pipe exhaust system with lightweight titanium silencer and 3D-effect rear lights.

BMW 3.0 CSL Hofmeister kink and roof spoiler

EXCLUSIVE DETAILS.

Details such as the side window surrounds with Hofmeister kink and BMW logos or the special roof spoiler refer to the legendary ancestor from 1972.

BMW 3.0 CSL exclusive interior trim

50 YEARS OF BMW M.

To mark the anniversary, exactly 50 consecutively numbered units of the car will go on sale.

BMW 3.0 CSL carbon rear wing

CARBON FIBRE, HANDCRAFTED.

The numerous carbon components are manufactured in small series, mostly by hand and exclusively for the BMW 3.0 CSL.

BMW 3.0 CSL forged light-alloy wheels with centre lock

CENTRE LOCK.

The model-specific muscular wheel arches offer space for the 20 and 21 inch forged light-alloy wheels in a Y-spoke design with centre lock.

HIGH-PERFORMANCE BY TRADITION.

Most powerful inline 6-cylinder engine.

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. The 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. The cooling system and oil supply are also designed for highly dynamic driving situations.

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BMW 3.0 CSL rear, carbon wing, titanium exhaust system and LED-lights

LIGHTWEIGHT CONSTRUCTION.

Maximum use of carbon components.

To reduce weight in the body and chassis areas, carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) is used to an exceptionally high extent 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 rear side panel attachments, the side sills, the rear diffuser, the rear wing and rear spoiler are also made of the high-tech material. All carbon components are manufactured in small series, mostly by hand and exclusively for the BMW 3.0 CSL. Another highlight in terms of weight reduction: The titanium rear silencer is around 4.3 kilograms lighter than a conventional component.

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BMW 3.0 CSL rear, carbon wing, titanium exhaust system and LED-lights

ELABORATE PAINTWORK.

Alpine white uni with elaborately applied stripe decor.

Both the base colour and the M stripes, known in technical jargon as livery, are applied largely by hand, involving an extremely high level of time and effort. A total of 22 individual parts are painted in a process specially designed for the BMW 3.0 CSL. Particular attention is paid to a highly precise arrangement of the areas of the body surfaces and livery stripes finished in visible carbon. In general, most of the exterior in Alpine white uni comprises carbon components, which are hand-painted by specialists. The high-quality material is only visible in the lettering on the roof, on the rear wing, the sills and the lower parts of the bumpers. For this purpose, these areas must be exposed during the painting process. In order to precisely position the livery stripes in the BMW M GmbH colours, the painters use masking by means of laser projection as well as customised contour films.

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BMW 3.0 CSL M carbon full bucket seats
BMW 3.0 CSL white gear lever
BMW 3.0 CSL carbon door panels

PURISTIC INTERIOR.

Sports car cockpit with M Carbon full bucket seats.

Also, in the interior of the BMW 3.0 CSL the broad use of carbon and other lightweight construction measures emphasise the puristic sports car characteristics. Instead of additional seats, the rear offers a storage compartment with two integrated helmet compartments. CFRP trim in the door panels and reduced acoustic insulation also contribute to the extremely sporty flair. The driver and front passenger sit in M Carbon full bucket seats, which convey a highly emotional and inimitable racing feeling every kilometre of the way. The diagonal connections between the seat surface and the backrest are reminiscent of the construction principle of the lightweight seats featured in the historic model. Seat height and inclination can be adjusted exclusively via a three-stage screw linkage in a workshop. The longitudinal position can be varied manually using a lever at the front edge of the seat. In addition, the M Carbon full bucket seats offer removable headrest inserts.

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BMW 3.0 CSL cockpit, seats and steering wheel
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              MORE TECHNICAL DETAILS:

              • Model-specific M Suspension.
              • 6-speed manual transmission.
              • Active M Differential.
              • Central locking wheels.
              BMW 3.0 CSL in a garage, together with the original 3.0 CSL

              REINCARNATION OF A LEGEND.

              The successful touring car – a role model in its time.

              As the reincarnation of a legendary sports car both for the racetrack and the road, the BMW 3.0 CSL possesses all the characteristics of a puristic car. It embodies the joy of classic driving and an awareness of the traditional roots of BMW M GmbH in a uniquely exclusive form. Its eponymous role model is considered the first automobile to carry the DNA for maximum driving pleasure and passion, an unmistakeable feature of BMW M automobiles to this very day. 1972, in the founding year of the former BMW Motorsport GmbH, now BMW M GmbH, the BMW 3.0 CSL was developed for use in touring car competitions, where it became the most successful racing car of its era.

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              BMW 3.0 CSL

              THE ULTIMATE EXPRESSION OF M LEGACY

              BMW 3.0 CSL

              THE ULTIMATE EXPRESSION OF M LEGACY

              BMW 3.0 CSL

              BMW 3.0 CSL: Fuel consumption in l/100km (combined): 11.0 (WLTP); CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 249 (WLTP)

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              • The models illustrated include optional equipment.

                Official data on power consumption and electric range were determined in accordance with the mandatory measurement procedure and comply with Regulation (EU) 715/2007 valid at the time of type approval. In case of a range, figures in the NEDC take into account differences in the selected wheel and tire size; figures in the WLTP take into account any optional equipment. WLTP values are used for assessing taxes and other vehicle-related charges that are (also) based on CO2 emissions, as well as for the purposes of vehicle-specific subsidies, if applicable. Where applicable, the NEDC values listed were calculated based on the new WLTP measurement procedure and then converted back to the NEDC measurement procedure for comparability reasons. For newly type-tested vehicles since 01.01.2021, the official data no longer exist according to NEDC, but only according to WLTP. For more information on the WLTP and NEDC measurement procedures, see https://www.bmw.com/wltp.

                For further information about the official fuel consumption and the specific CO2 emission of new passenger cars can be taken out of the „handbook of fuel consumption, the CO2 emission and power consumption of new passenger cars“, which is available at all selling points and at https://www.dat.de/co2/.

                All vehicles, equipment, combination possibilities and varieties shown here are examples and can differ in your country. In no way do they constitute a binding offer by the BMW M GmbH. Visit your local BMW website or see your authorised BMW M Retailer for accurate details on the offers in your country.