The limited-run 3.0L CSL should launch in November.
The car will be based on the M4 Coupe.
BMW is in the midst of celebrating 50 years of M cars. In these five decades, the German automaker’s high-performance division has created a number of exceptional and memorable cars, and they’re still going at it. One of the most legendary is the 3.0 CSL based on the E9 grand tourer.
The 3.0 CSL is significant in many ways including its impressive success in Group 2 European Touring Car Championship. The CSL’s status has prompted BMW to create a limited-run of a modern interpretation and it promises to not only be exclusive, but fast and potentially very expensive.
The 2023 BMW 3.0 CSL will be based on an M4 Competition and will receive some unique bodywork – much of it is evident in the above video. Like the original CSL, the new example will likely get an output boost above the twin-turbocharged 3.0L I6 engine’s 503hp. Other key differences are that the Competition is fitted with AWD and an 8-speed automatic transmission while it is said that the CSL will be RWD and gain a third pedal.
And as for being expensive, it is speculated that the 2023 BMW 3.0 CSL will be priced in excess of $700,000 US. As there will only be 50 available for purchase, they’ll go fast no matter what.