Love the latest BMW models the first fully electric M-car is the BMW iX or BMW G87 M2 Performance Parts arrived with the aurora borealis, but spy shots of an iconic blast from the past illustrate that when the automaker’s design is right, the results are epic. BMW is bringing back to life one of its most legendary nameplates, the 3.0 CSL. Apparently, not only mine all correct design elements of the original, 1972 3.0 CSL, but it also looks like the current M4 should have been from the start. This is another reason to ask why BMW is keeping quiet about this.


BMW M is preparing something special

Testing the new BMW 3.0 CSL

CarBuzz spoke to BMW M CEO Frank van Meel at the Kyalami Grand Prix circuit in South Africa, and the M boss limited his comments about the new version of the M4 CSL. “The only thing I can say is that it’s going to be a very special car,” Mill said. However, BMW M has chosen a great way to give us hints about the car through a special wrap, showing different BMW M models and stickers with phrases like “Drifting happens”, “I like that it’s rare” and more. This suggests that the car will only be rear-wheel drive and that it will be produced in very limited numbers – rumored to be only 50 examples. Another rumor suggests a high price of over $750,000. For that price, this BMW 3.0 CSL would be pretty epic.

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Even more power from the S58 engine

Testing the new BMW 3.0 CSL

A BMW M3/M4 without a powerful inline-six is ​​almost impossible to imagine, even though the original E30 came with a flat-four and the E92 was equipped with a V-8. Despite this, the use of the revised S58 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-six is ​​appropriate here. The 3.0 CSL inline-six is ​​expected to deliver nearly 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts). No word on torque figures, but we can expect at least the 479 lb-ft (650 Nm) that the current M3/M4 Competition and M4 CSL models deliver. The limited edition 3.0 CSL will come exclusively with a six-speed manual gearbox. Like the M4 CSL, there are no rear seats. While the 3.0 CSL is clearly intended for the track, it doesn’t come with a roll cage, meaning it will be road-legal. Rumor has it that it won’t be available to US buyers, but that hasn’t been confirmed yet.

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Neo-retro design

Testing the new BMW 3.0 CSL

Exclusivity aside, the new 3.0 CSL should be quite distinctive for its rumored price tag of around $750,000. The front end has been revised and the controversial grilles have been shortened just as we were getting used to them. The front apron has been completely redesigned with new air intakes and there are model-specific centre-lock wheels. But more importantly, a tall rear wing in the style of the original E9 3.0 CSL is installed. As of now, BMW has yet to give us an official opening date, but according to BMWblogis expected to be announced in November.